I’m an award-winning VR director and filmmaker based in London, passionate about innovative forms of storytelling that combine documentary practice with new technologies.
I’m currently directing VR experiences (interactive and 360) for the Guardian’s in-house VR studio. The work has ranged from interactive experiences for Google Daydream to 360 films, using techniques like motion capture and lidar scanning. My work has toured to festivals worldwide including Hot Docs, IDFA and Sheffield.
‘Limbo’ - a virtual experience of seeking asylum has won numerous awards including the main VR awards 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 from managing a team of podcast producers to shooting and editing over 350 short films. I've covered global news stories and made video series from events such as the US election, Tunisian revolution and Festival in the Dessert. 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 early geo-located audio stories 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 worked on live events, producing a bespoke cinematic dining experience with Everyman cinemas, and curating an art exhibition at the Prince’s Drawing School in Shoreditch.