ONE WHOLE YEAR

This time last year, I was laying on a hotel bedroom floor, checking every individual link on this website to make sure I hadn’t linked something to something that didn’t exist. And filling in the gaps with the bios I’d not had chance to write. That was in Stockholm, at 4am I’d finished the site and had to get up at 8am to catch a bus to Örebro to attend Live @ Heart festival with Elle Exxe, her manager Umong, and Andy - the greatest drummer in the world - whilst also figuring out how I was going to make the website/brand launch using the bus’ pretty choppy free WiFi and hotspotting my phone.

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Mono the Messenger - Bars Bars Bars

I honestly can’t remember the specifics of when I met Mono.

I know it happened between January and March of 2018. In Melbourne. Most likely at Horse Bazaar for a Can I Kick It? event. But I can’t remember how we met, or if someone introduced us to each other.

I don’t even know if we said more than simple pleasantries to each other.

The man just appears on stage, hushes the crowd with ease and waits for the beat to begin.

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Adée - A Portrait

“Hey, I have this idea for something I wanna try out at Brighton,”

“Okay, cool!”

That’s pretty much how this video came about.

I’d been thinking about the idea of an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) video being something more experimental than just a self-indulgent trailer. I feel like it should be individual to the artist. Really encapsulate them visually, mentally, and audibly.

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Cardboard Citizens: St Albans

Last summer, I was working on a documentary in St Albans about the topic of homelessness. It was a pretty eye-opening experience for reasons I expected, and reasons that would never have come to mind. But my favourite part of the summer-long experience, was meeting the people of Cardboard Citizens.

I documented their work over a two-week period with homeless participants as they worked to build a theatre performance for at the end of that fortnight. None of the participants had experience of performing in front of an audience before, so it was interesting watching Terry and Marc cultivate a team mentality in the room, help them push through the nerves of performing on-stage, and design and build the performance’s story from scratch in that time.

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Jade Helliwell @ Nashville Meets London 2018

One day, last summer, I got a DM from Jade. Out of the blue, she said she really liked the tour stuff I’d been producing for Sarah Darling and was wondering if I’d be up for documenting her performance at Nashville Meets London.

It was hard to say no, when she’d asked so politely. Especially after talking on the phone to her the night before and seeing how easygoing she was about the whole thing.

So, I got out of bed early one morning, after signing a lot of intimidating paperwork from the people of Canary Wharf promising them I wasn’t going to be a moron, and headed in to the event.

Turns out, NML is a pretty big deal - which explained the paperwork.

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ZERO

This whole story starts way back in 2013 when I wrote a short sketch script about a superhero. It was called “ZERO” and was a big metaphor for me trying to make films whilst working to pay off uni debt coming off the graduation buzz of university - big fish, little pond and all that.

It was fun and I made a cool little mask for the character of “Wonderman”, but I just wasn’t satisfied with how I shot it. I’d never shot anything that should make people laugh before - intentionally anyway. So, it just gathered dust and was always something I’d talk to Peter, the main actor, about maybe revisiting someday.

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Adée - Hold It Against You

Not long after I’d met Adée in Sweden last September, we’d started talking about potentially collaborating when she was working in the UK in November. I’d pitched her a rough idea I had for a music video inspired by the methods and mindset of BROCKHAMPTON.

It was something that had been rattling around my head for all of summer, that idea of how fast we consume new content and how quickly it becomes irrelevant - post something on Instagram right now, it’ll be so far down everyone’s feeds in a couple of hours, a lot of your followers/friends/family won’t see it.

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