I have made many documentaries and documentary series for broadcast television, but the films listed here are my non-broadcast films, made for independent audiences, usually with independent money (or my own money!). As such, these stories remain far more personal to me and the resulting films are more closely ‘authored’ by...

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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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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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Mourinho: My Inspirations

Mourinho: My Inspirations

In April 2006, José Mourinho was about to win his second successive Premier League title at Chelsea, but this documentary had little to do with football. My Inspirations was a sort of behind-the-man account of how Mourinho became the enigma known to the world and how he wanted to live his life away from the pervasive examination of the media, particularly in...

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The Fun o’ The Fair

The Fun o’ The Fair

The small town of Bo’ness in Scotland is home to Europe’s largest children’s fair, taking place on the last school day of the academic year. Fair Day is seen as the best day of the year by the people of the town who often turn out in their best clothes to watch the ceremonial crowning of the Fair Queen and the carnival style parade through the...

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Capoeira

Capoeira

Capoeira is a unique blend of dance, martial art and music; its’ origins lie in Brazilian slave camps but it has long been ‘urbanised and westernised’ to develop into a popular practice across the world. This film follows the life and loves of a group of Manchester capoeristas  over a summer as they hone their skills in preparation for their...

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