I am a Producer/Director with over 25 years experience making films in wild and remote places, from Siberia and Norway at -35, to Zambia and the Australian Outback at over 40 degrees, and from the North Face of Everest to technical dives in the Red Sea and Lake Huron.
I am a television producer and director with over 25 years' experience of making challenging programmes in remote and testing environments.
Recent jobs (see `latest') have involved using my bank of experience to take on complex shoots at very short notice.
2014 was spent working as location producer in Guyana, Borneo and Venzuela on an ambitious four part Discovery UK/Sky 3D Channel series, Lost Worlds, fronted by Monty Halls and Leo Houlding, and featuring extreme climbing and wildlife exploration.
In late 2013, I was in Zambia for five weeks, to make three `as it happens' programmes about the transition between dry and wet season, and the effect that has on the animals of the Luangwa River Valley
Early 2013 saw me team up with Monty Halls again to produce and shoot two episodes in the C5 series `Monty Halls' Dive Mysteries' - first at the legendary Blue Hole, in Dahab, Egypt, then on the wreck of the Cornelia B Windiate in Lake Huron.
In 2012 I worked with Dick and James Strawbridge, directing and and editing on series 2 of ITV's `Hungry Sailors'. 2012 included a brief trip to the USA to film for Nat Geo's `Family Guns', and a stint edit producing `Body Invaders' for Discovery UK.
In 2011, I PD'd on a couple of productions for Tigress in Bristol (Wild Case Files and Alone in the Wild).
Prior to that, I spent three years as series producer, self-shooting PD and editor on 3 series of `Monty Halls' Great Escape'
Previous projects include working with Ray Mears, Chris Ryan and Bear Grylls, supervising two production teams climbing to the top of Everest, filming with wildlife as diverse as sharks and albatross , and working in temperatures from -35 in Siberia to 110 degrees in the Australian Outback.
From Tibet and China to Australia and New Zealand, from Alaska to the Falkland Islands, I have taken thousands of photographs of the people and places I have visited, and many of them are displayed on this website.
My films can regularly be seen on the BBC, ITV and C5, as well as on the Discovery Networks and Nat Geo.
I can also be booked for talks and lectures.
A very busy year!
I completed four shoots for Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions series `Life of Dogs'.
In all cases I was brought in at very short notice to take over the shoots for producers tied to their edits.
The first involved finding out the selection and training that goes into the US Military Working Dog programme in Texas.
The second took me to the Canadian Arctic to film an Inut sled dog team on a seal hunt.
The third shoot was in South Africa, and featured the work of the K9 dog team working with ani-poaching patrols in the Kruger National Park.
The fourth - somewhat closer to home - was in Southend, filming an 8 year old diabetic and his medical detection dog.
On a similar `Last Minute' theme, I was called in at 2 days notice to film a sequence in South Africa for the Tigress/ITV series Wild Animal Reunions - featuring an English vet and the two orphaned rhinos she helped to bring up at a private game reserve in Kwazulu Natal.
Most recently, on the tv front, I have just returned from the Pyrenees where I was helping Monty Halls (and his newly-formed Seadog Productions) to make a taster for a series looking at the Escape Lines of World War 2 - the routes by which Allied airmen and others trapped behind enemy lines made it to safety with the help of local resistance cells. the series has been commissioned by C4.
On the corporate front, I have been helping the trekking company `Mountain Kingdoms' to revamp their website by updating all their videos and shooting/editing new ones - including one in which Managing Director Steve Berry talks through his discovery of what he believes are Yeti Tracks on a remote mountain slope at nearly 18,000 feet in the far North of Bhutan.
I have also been using any spare time to help local charities (including the North Devon hospice, and the Plough Arts Centre) by shooting and editing videos for their web and social media sites and for fund and awareness raising campaigns.