I am a writer and director from Sheffield with a creative interest in LGBTQ history and contemporary social issues.
Commissioned three times through the lottery-funded new talent digital shorts scheme, my films have been screened internationally. My short film, Junk, was Iris Prize and Iris Best British Short nominated and won awards at the Amsterdam and Melbourne Queer Film Festivals.
My graduation film, We Are Dancers, was a finalist in the Iris Prize LGBT Festival’s Best British Short Award and was Highly Commended by the jury. It was officially selected for BFI Flare, as well as being longlisted for the BIFA Best British Short Award, shortlisted for the British Short Film BAFTA, and nominated for a Student Academy Award.
As well as being a co-founder of Sheffield Short Film Festival, I am also a Screen Yorkshire FLEX development participant, a member of the BAFTA x BFI Network Crew cohort and a full member of the WGGB. I am a graduate of the University of Nottingham with a BA in Creative Writing and studied for an MA in Filmmaking at the Northern Film School.
I am currently developing a feature film version of We Are Dancers with Rebecca Mark-Lawson (Irene’s Ghost and Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché) through Tyke Films, with the support of Film Hub North and the BFI.