A self shooting observational documentary producer/director making engaging, thought-provoking films about real people, often filming over extended timeframes.

  • Warriors

    • “We thought care home was worst place on earth... now I know it was our previous lives that destroyed us - Teen lifts lid on childhood”

      The Scottish Sun

    • “Warriors return to care home that shaped their lives”

      Herald Scotland

    • “A poised and moving study in cause and effect”

      Daily Record

    • “Each one of their lives was a tragedy: cumulatively the effect was like a hammer blow”

      Dundee Courier

    • “Thanks for the opportunity to contribute to a thoughtful, powerful and meaning documentary that makes a significant contribution to… shifting attitudes”

      John Carnochan, QPM

    Company
    Saltire Film and TV Productions
    Year
    2012
    Channel
    BBC One Scotland
    Format
    HDCam
    Duration
    60’
  • The Walking Wounded

    • “an outstanding and important piece of television”

      Paul Whitelaw, Journalist

    • “A powerful documentary... An uncompromising, moving and occasionally chilling insight into the fear and frustration felt by three (young) veterans”

      The Sunday Herald

    • “A heartbreaking, troubling documentary following three traumatised ex-servicemen struggling to cope with civilian life... A powerful depiction of despair and neglect”

      The Scotsman

    • “...emotionally-charged documentary taking an unflinching look at three former soldiers whose lives have been forever changed by their time in the military”

      The Daily Record

    Company
    Clarity Productions
    Year
    2009
    Channel
    BBC Two Scotland
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    60'
  • Pride and Privilege

    • “Class warfare has erupted in…the most expensive classrooms in Scotland”

      Scotland on Sunday

    • “Bricks (to chuck at the screen) and ice (to cool your boiling blood) at the ready”

      Sunday Herald

    • “A harrowing case of ‘Lord of the Flies’ bullying”

      Daily Express

    Company
    Saltire Film and TV Productions
    Year
    2007/8
    Channel
    BBC Two Scotland
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    3x60'
  • The Boys of Ballikinrain

    • “A remarkable film…Hair-raising. The lost boys found a voice”

      The Sunday Herald

    • “Children's home traumas laid bare”

      The Daily Record

    • “What the future holds for the Ballikinrain Boys is uncertain. Though the words of that arch philosopher Tony Soprano may come in useful here: ‘there’s only two endings for a guy like me: dead or in the can”

      The List

    • Directed by Stephen Bennett with extraordinary sensitivity the films get to know half a dozen individual boys whose trust had been gained and who are incredibly open, candid and their stories ultimately moving.

      Sunday Herald

    Company
    Saltire Film and TV Productions
    Year
    2006/7
    Channel
    BBC Two Scotland
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    3x60'
  • Ladies that Launch

    • “a truly fascinating peek at how the business world has changed to meet the demands of these sassy and sophisticated ladies”

      Citysearch Sydney (a guide to living, and watching telly, in Sydney)

    Company
    Tern Television
    Year
    2005
    Channel
    Disc. Home & Health
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    15x30'
  • Cold War Spies

    • “Riveting”

      Evening Standard

    • “A powerful series that has been neglected by critics. An engaging documentary”

      Independent

    • “This is documentary film-making of the very highest calibre”

      Amazon Review

    • “some episodes could have been better [but] when it's good, Days That Shook The World is very good indeed. It's a pity, though, that it couldn't have sustained the quality of the Kristallnacht, War Of The Worlds and Gary Powers episodes throughout”

      DVD Times

    Wiki review of entire three series

    On sale at Amazon “A must buy DVD” (DVD QUEEN) - RATED 5 STARS

    No.8 in Amazon’s top 14 ‘Must see documentaries’ (in between Apollo 13 and Meerkat Manor’!)

    Company
    Lion Television
    Year
    2004
    Channel
    BBC 2
    History Channel
    Format
    Digi Beta
    Duration
    60'