Two Ears One Mouth

Two Ears One Mouth

Duncan Williamson is of Traveller descent and lives in Scotland, Amy Douglas is fifty years younger and lives in Cheshire. They share a love for telling stories and both manage to make a living from it. The film shows them telling stories to school children, fair-goers, tourists as well as to me, the film-maker. The stories they tell are filled with timeless...

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An Innocent Abroad

An Innocent Abroad

A Tonight with Trevor McDonald special. In May 2005, Liverpool fan Michael Shields was jailed in Bulgaria for a crime that he always denied. This film, made in the months after the arrest, followed Michael’s mother, father and sisters on their grim winter visits to a deserted holiday town, capturing the harrowing reality of injustice and the effects it had...

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Shipwrecked – Battle of the Islands (Channel Four)

Shipwrecked – Battle of the Islands (Channel Four)

The original island-based reality show and T4’s flagship series, returning in a primetime slot and attracting huge ratings along with headline-grabbing controversy! I was a location P/D responsible for telling the stories of romance, argument and subterfuge on Shark and Tiger Islands as they won hearts and killed chickens to try and win the weekly new...

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Rail Cops (BBC1)

Rail Cops (BBC1)

I spent 6 months following British Transport Police officers as they dealt with assaults, suicides, football hooligans and lost luggage! The unpredictable and fast-moving nature of the work called for responsiveness to situations that were sometimes volatile and often sensitive. In addition to a strong instinct for stories, I needed an approach that did not...

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Imagine Waking Tomorrow

Imagine Waking Tomorrow

The title Imagine Waking Tomorrow¬† is taken from the phrase ‘Imagine Waking Tomorrow and all music has disappeared’ – words that Bill Drummond has graffiti’d on bridges around the world. This film explores Bill’s fascination with sounds, the music of everyday life, bridges and more. To read more about this film, click...

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