Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy

I’m occasionally asked why – having left Scotland for Japan – I chose to return. Many seem confused that, having “escaped” the clutches of Fife for a new life abroad, I’d want to make it back to somewhere so bland and “normal” as Kirkcaldy. That question overlooks a...
Still Dreaming

Still Dreaming

At the start of the year, I made a commitment to cut back a little. My bookshelves are overflowing, my DVD collection is filled with unwatched classics, and I could no longer ignore the gathering dust on my shelves; filled with media untouched and overlooked....
Selling Ourselves

Selling Ourselves

If you’d told me in January that this year would see most of the world trapped behind closed doors, hiding from a global pandemic… Lockdown has given us all plenty of time to think. Our everyday comforts have rapidly been stripped away. You can’t pop down to Starbucks...
Action Against Activism (2015)

Action Against Activism (2015)

Filmed in 2015, Action Against Activism was the first short film that I made after returning from teaching in Japan. The film is a spoof charity advert and appeals to my dark and pretty twisted sense of humour. I wrote, filmed and edited in between the summer and...
Early Work

Early Work

Here’s a sample of my early filmmaking adventures, dating from my time at the University of Stirling to projects I filmed in Scotland and worked on in Japan. I consider all ofthese films to have been “training”, though in reality that’s a process that never...