I’m an award-winning immersive producer / director based in London, passionate about innovative forms of storytelling that combine documentary practice with new technologies.
Most recently I’ve produced ‘The Waiting Room VR’ with BAFTA-winning director Victoria Mapplebeck about her personal journey of breast cancer. Previous to that I was acting Head of Audio at the Guardian managing a team of audio producers and exec producing all their podcast output (8 shows a week including Politics, Science and Books).
From 2016-18 I directed VR experiences for the Guardian’s in-house VR studio. The work ranged from interactive experiences for Google Daydream to 360 films, using techniques like motion capture, Tiltbrush animation and lidar scanning. The pieces have toured to festivals worldwide including Hot Docs and IDFA and been exhibited at the Phi Centre in Montreal.
‘Limbo’ - a virtual experience of seeking asylum has won numerous awards including the main VR award at the Transatlantyk festival and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2018). ‘The Party’ which puts the viewer in the position of an autistic teenager won the VR Expo’s Immersive music and audio design award (2018).
I’ve worked in a range of multimedia roles at The Guardian, self-shooting hundreds of short films on a range of topics from politics to the arts. I covered global news stories such as the US election in 2008, Wikileaks revelations and Tunisian revolution. I’m passionate about the arts and have filmed with contributors such as Rem Koolhaus, Terence Conran, Jeremy Deller and Marina Abramovich. I also co-produced an augmented audio app which brought to life the dynamic history of London's King's Cross.
As a freelancer I’ve produced content for brands such as Google, Unilever, Great British Chefs and Arts Council England. In 2011 I filmed and directed a documentary, 'Mohamad at Eton', produced by the award-winning Minnow films for Al Jazeera. I've also curated live events including a bespoke cinematic dining experience with Everyman cinemas, and an art exhibition at the Prince’s Drawing School in Shoreditch.
I’ve been lecturing on VR recently at Royal Holloway University, University of the West of England and StoryFutures Academy, as well as serving on the jury for the Encounters Film Festival, Amnesty International Media Awards and VR Awards.