I have been making films since I was 13; I will leave you to work out how long that’s been. I started in the film industry as a runner on a series of horror films in Sydney, Australia. Back in the UK I worked for HTV in Bristol on a number of TV dramas.
I was interested in the business side of film making and became a distributor for the RSPB Film and Video Unit, selling films to television companies and video distributors as well as negotiating co-production agreements with Channel 4 and the BBC Natural History Unit.
I eventually became head of the unit making corporate, campaigning and promotional films as well as wildlife documentaries. I left the RSPB to become a freelancer and created several television formats including 'In the Dark' hosted by Julian Clary, which piloted with ITV in the UK and sold to 39 territories. I also wrote scripts for the BBC2 entertainment show “Full House” with Francine Stock, Simon Callow and John Sessions.
I started Moon Watcher Media in 2006 and as an experienced film maker I have created work for clients including local authorities, charities and companies like Virgin Trains and Network Rail. For me the key to making a good film is to know your audience; it’s the rule of thumb. You must know what you’re going to say and say it in a way that will engage and involve the audience.
At Moon Watcher Media we not only produce corporate, promotional and training films, we also produce dramas. We have created a number of social issue dramas and as a writer and director it is my passion to tell stories through film that open people to subject areas in unusual ways as well as to inspire them.