About Me

With a diverse background spanning over four decades in the entertainment industry, I’ve cultivated a multifaceted career as a scriptwriter, director, filmmaker, and event curator. Originally from Yorkshire, England, I earned my BA in English and Drama from York University. After which I moving to London.

I’ve embraced various roles and projects. Two films I have produced and either directed or wrote are Call of the Hunter (horror) and Fotoautomat Man, a (mockumentary comedy). My recent adaptation of Ian McKnight’s crime-thriller novel, “The Devil Finds Work,” and “Mafia Trägt Schwarz” crime-thriller by Peter Zingler & Ralph Steiger, are in development.

I Came From The Future, produced by Apeiron Films, is a sci-fi short that has featured in 119 festivals and won many awards. In addition, my latest screenplay, The Kamenka Experiment, has won several awards.

Recognizing the challenges of time and resources in filmmaking, I’ve authored books such as Manage Your Time and Become Happier and An Independent Filmmakers Guide to Preparing and Submitting to Film Festivals. These publications reflect my dedication to sharing insights and knowledge accumulated throughout my career. And, they offering valuable guidance to fellow creatives navigating the industry.

My approach to filmmaking and event curation combines creativity with strategic thinking – Allowing me to achieve a balance between artistic expression and practical execution.


Time Management & Me

As a lover of time management, I compiled a book and course entitled ‘Managing your time and become happier’ – Why? – Because the subject has amused, confused and helped me over my career. I have also added a series of articles to support this on my LinkedIn page.

I have been a Festival Director for the Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest for the last four years. Our festival was the first genre festival of its kind in Germany. It has inspired me to create a book dedicated to helping independent filmmakers improve the marketing and submission of their films to festivals. See below.

An Independent Filmmakers Guide to Preparing and Submitting to Film Festivals

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Whether you’ve produced one or several films, the aim is to promote and market your production. There is no better way to achieve this than via film festivals. The trouble is, it’s not an easy path to tread and is challenging and expensive.

It shows you how to invest your time in the right things that will invariably save time and money. It starts at day one of pre-production and goes through to submitting and then being selected (and possibly winning awards) at festivals. My book is a valuable tool that I wish I could have read at the beginning of my filmmaking career.

If you go to the FILM FESTIVAL page, you can  download free and useful templates & cheat sheets, all of which support this book and the filmmaker.

The 2023 revised addition is AVAILABLE NOW from all Amazon outlets as a paperback and on kindle. Including UK – USA – CAN – AUS – DE – ES – IT and more.