On Tour With Scottish Ballet

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Just back from being on tour with Scottish Ballet directing and shooting a short documentary about them taking there performance of Matthew Bournes Highland Fling to the Highlands and Islands. From Shetlands to Lewis via Orkney and Oban it was a truly wonderful experience working with one of the most creative and welcoming companies in the UK. If you get a chance to catch any of Scottish Ballets performances I couldn't recommend them any higher.  

DIRECTING BELLE & SEBASTION PROMO

Having worked with Belle & Sebastian on a number of projects it was great to collaborate with them again and Direct this promo for their latest single 'Ill Be Your Pilot'. A simplistic concept influenced by Stuarts obsession with the Warhol screen test films, captured beautifully by Director of Photography David Liddel. Live on the website soon.

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL WITH STRAIGHT 8

My company The Forest of Black decided that as a group of filmmakers it would be fun to enter the Straight 8 competition this year. One roll of super 8 and a lot of fun later and we were off to the Cannes Film Festival after being nominated as one of the top eight entries out of one hundred and thirty five from around the world. We had a great time and met a lot of fantastic people as well as seeing our film for the first time. If you can you should enter the competition next year.

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TEASERS FOR U.S LABEL DISCO PINATA'S ARTIST MARNIE

Having worked with Marnie both as a solo artist and also with her band Ladytron it was a great pleasure to Direct a series of teasers for her latest album release 'Strange Words And Weird Wars' for her US label Disco Pinata. Three separate teasers were created each capturing a different aspect of her new album, from live performance to the recording process and finally the piece of work itself.  

CO-DIRECTING BIFFY CLYRO 'FRIENDS & ENEMIES' PROMO

Have had the pleasure of working with the fantastic Biffy Clyro over the years and for this project I took on a Co-Directing position with Oscar Sansom. We Shot several of there gigs, creating a snap shot of the intensity of there live performances for a video for new single 'Friends and Enemies'. An intense edit and great effect's work from Ciaran Lyons led to a video that captures that intensity.  

SCOTTISH BALLET - DIGITAL SEASON AND NOWNESS PREMIERE

I had the immense pleasure of mentoring this project for the very talented Director Eve McConnachie. Eve is definitely a director to keep an eye on and It was fantastic to help her bring this incredible piece to life. Taking on a Co-Director of Photography role with long time collaborator Nick Aiton, the end product I think speaks for itself. The Piece was part of Scottish Ballets Digital Season as well as having its premiere on Nowness. Project live on Camera Op section

DIRECTOR ONDI TIMONER AND VICELAND

Recently shot with members of the cast of Viceland's new show Jungletown, specifically the return of a cast member from her travels back to Scotland. As a fan of Director Ondi Timoner's work, its was lovely to talk with her about the project via late night phone calls, as Ondi was still in Panama and self-shoot for a day capturing an emotive aspect of one of the characters stories. Should be a very interesting series and wish it all the best.