My short film project Quarters was shortlisted for
the Enter the Pitch Film Competition 2017. The competition allows finalists the opportunity to pitch live in front of industry at Pinewood Studios for £30,000 of production funding, industry mentoring and support. Though the project didn't make the final ten I was grateful of the opportunity and the feedback given. Here's to applying with another project next year.
IIn December 2017 the audio drama I Heart Amy by Elizabeth Parikh which I directed for Wireless Theatre Company was released online.. I am currently in post-production with Night of the Orchid by Marty Ross which I also directed for Wireless Theatre Company. The recording is due to be released in March 2018.
I'm currently in post-production with the short film Fellaz by screenwriter Alexandra Keelan featuring actors Steven Hillman and Amir Rahimzadeh. It is being produced by Ultimatum Films.
In 2017 I was a participant of the inaugural CLOSR Development Programme with Raising Films which has the support of the Creative England, Directors UK, Pact and WGGB. The personal and network development pilot scheme is for writers, directors and producers based in the English regions (outside Greater London) who are parents or carers .
In 2016/2017 my short film After Auschwitz did the rounds at film festivals internationally, being nominated for several awards and screening in Albania, Bangladesh, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy and the United States.
The audio drama The Mighty Carlins by Collin Doyle which I directed for Wireless Theatre Company is now available on CD as part of the Wireless Theatre Collection Vol 2. in addition to being available as an online download.
In 2017 I'll be working with fellow writer-director Amy Jephta in Cape Town and Manchester on a joint South African and UK project entitled REFUGE. The project has recieved the generous support of British Council Connect ZA Arts Programme.
In May 2016 we raised £825 via CrowdfunderUK to send my short film After Auschwitz to film festivals. Thank you to all of those who pledged their support and to the Bolton News, That's Manchester, The Jewish Hour (Salford City Radio) and Bolton FM for the assistance in raising the profile of the project.
From December 2015 to February 2016 I was on a placement at The Octagon Theatre Bolton, assisting David Thacker on his productions of Two and Two 2 by Jim Cartwright alongside RTYDS Resident Assistant Director Ben Occhipinti.
At the end of 2015 I was shortlisted for The Genesis Future Directors Award 2016 at the Young Vic. The award nurtures and develops emerging young directors by providing them with an invaluable opportunity to explore and develop their craft while creating their first fully resourced production at the Young Vic without the scrutiny of the media.
In 2015 I was longlisted to be a part of the Old Vic 12. The Old Vic 12 is an exciting opportunity for 12 emerging artists looking to make the next step in their careers. The scheme will offer them opportunities to expand networks, receive first class mentorship and benefit from the prestigious association with The Old Vic through an attachment to Matthew Warchus’ first season. The scheme is looking for three directors, three playwrights, three producers, plus one designer, composer and choreographer.