After studying theatre and film in Glasgow, I started making films for Channel 4, working with poets and performers including John Hegley, Akram Khan, Frank Chickens, Patience Agbabi and others. I was soon drawn towards documentary and have gone on to make films in the UK and around the world for a range of broadcasters, NGOs, public organisations and educational resources. Most recently I have made two feature documentaries which have shown at festivals and won prizes around the world.
I work collaboratively with the people I film and have also worked as a tutor and facilitator with different groups of people, including women and young people in the criminal justice system, young adults with learning disabilities and first time deaf filmmakers.
I have also spoken at a number of events about my work, including a presentation about film and social change at the UN in New York. More recently I have been invited to speak at a number of events linked to our social impact campaign for Casablanca Calling.
Awards and Prizes
One World Media Award 2015, Women's Rights in Africa: Casablanca Calling
Audience Award, Olhares do Meditteraneo 2016: Pirates of Salé
Best Documentary, Medfilm 2015: Pirates of Salé
Best Newcomer, Festival de Cinema Meditteranean 2015: Pirates of Salé
UN Film Award, Environmental: The Water Forest
BAFTA, Winner, Schools Drama: Oddsquad
World Bank Film Prize, Bangladesh, Who Will Pay?
Excellence Award, Superfest 2008: Dragon People
Spirit Award, Superfest 2008: Dragon People
Best Documentary, Picture This: The Greatest Show on Earth
Excellence Award, Superfest 2007: The Greatest Show on Earth
Best Documentary, MIDFF 2006: Back to Bombay
Best Documentary, Picture This 2006: Back to Bombaby
Positive Images Winner: World of Difference
One World Media Award, Finalist: Global Citizenship
One World Media Award, Finalist: World of Difference
Best Short Documentary, Picture This 2004: 03 and Me
Best Documentary, EMMA Awards 2003: India Calling
Winner, CinePoetry Awards, Litpop