I worked with Vice News in their first year of launch as an editor on all of the films shown, and shot some of the films too (more info below). For more of my work for other outlets check out the older showreels. Enjoy!
The Reckoning: From Obama to Trump
Al Jazeera English  48 min
Marwan Bishara examines President Obama's legacy following Donald Trump’s victory and what this means for America.
UN REDD+ EAST AFRICA
UN  4 x 10 min
A series of UN films to encourage African nations to curb deforestation. Entailed a 4 week x 4 country solo mission to Madagascar, Ethiopia, Tanzania and DRC with 2 cameras and a drone :)
Young and Gay: Jamaica's Gully Queens
VICE News  25 mins
In Jamaica, attacks, murder, and rape are common occurrences against LGBTI people, many of whom have found refuge in the storm drainage systems of Kingston — known locally as the gully.
The Islamic State
VICE News  43 mins
VICE News reporter Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks embedded with the Islamic State, gaining unprecedented access to the group in Iraq and Syria. Winner Frontline Club Award.
London's Holy Turf War
VICE News  22 mins
A quasi-religious turf war has sprung up on the streets of London. Young radicalised Muslim patrols are enforcing Shariah law in the capital. In reaction, far right Christian Patrols are also taking the law into their own hands. (Shot first protest scene, edited film).
VICE News  11 mins
Every year on July 12, many Protestants, loyalists, and unionists in Northern Ireland celebrate by lighting huge bonfires. On Belfast's notorious Shankill Road young Protestants and loyalists celebrate, drink, fight, and burn Irish flags.
VICE News Docs 2014
VICE News  6 x 6-30 mins
A selection of documentaries I edited for VICE last year. Including 'Ghosts of Aleppo', two films on the Ukraine conflict and a Bangladeshi election piece.
VICE News  12 mins
In Sweden, one of the most violent extremist organizations in Sweden are the far-left. (Shot all Jonkoping protests sequence).
3MW: Rory Peck Awards
Channel 4 (UK) [2008-2014] 28 x 3 mins
The Rory Peck Awards honour the world's bravest freelance journalists. In these 3 Minute Wonders you'll hear from the nominated filmmakers themselves as they relate the experience of working behind the camera in some of the most dangerous places and harrowing scenario's imaginable.
Burma CJ/Grassroots India
iranwire.com (2013) 1 x 26, 3 x 10ish
An expedition documenting grassroots journalism across Thailand, Burma and India yielded this series of films for iranwire.com. A website launched to inspire citizen journalism within Iran.
BBC Learning  30 mins
This film follows a young British Asian woman as she explores the world of Bollywood, Mumbai - meeting the kids who work in this immensely popular industry.
Al Jazeera English  30 mins
Township Cinderellas follows the lead up to the most important night in the lives of Mandela's babies, the first generation of free born South Africans. This is their - and South Africas - coming of age story.
Correspondent - Haiti: After the Quake
Al Jazeera English  60 min
Al Jazeera's Sebastian Walker asks why a system that was designed to help Haitians ended up exacerbating their misery.
Behind The Scenes: The Girl is Mime
48HR Film Festival London  9 mins
This film captures the wonderful team behind 'The Girl is Mime' (featuring Martin Freeman) as they battle against time to write, shoot, edit and deliver an original film in 48 hrs. The film went on to appear at Cannes, Miami Film Festival, and was nominated for best UK Short at Raindance.
BBC Introducing: Abbey Rd Studios Masterclass
The BBC invited 250 of the UK's most promising up and coming musicians to spend a day at Abbey Rd Studio's attending workshops with established musicians such as Mark Ronson, Tinchy Stryder and Toddla T. I spent the day shooting the action and many interviews with BBC DJ's, bigwigs and artists of the present and the future.
Muslim Punks @ Sundance Film Festival
The Fabulous Picture Show: Al Jazeera English  7.5 min
I went out to Park City, Utah to meet the director, writer, cast, crew, bands and fans of 'The Taqwacores' as they world premiered their movie at Sundance 2010, without a doubt the ballsiest film about Islam ever made. This piece was a direct pitch/commision for Al Jazeera English.
Playlist: Al Jazeera English  30 mins
I pitched the idea of shooting a full episode of Playlist; in Japan, a natural home for the musical fusion on which the series centred. We found some amazing bands in what is a relatively overlooked and under-documented music scene.
A Virtual Life
The Listening Post: Al Jazeera English  7.5 mins
Online games are becoming increasingly complex and immersive, these massive virtual universes are populated by millions of people around the world. The lines of the real and the virtual blur as one spills over into the other. Features material shot in USA, UK, Holland, and China. Opening track c/o Sea Ming.
Playlist: Al Jazeera English  7.5 mins
The term was born from the Arabic word 'taqwa' (god consciousness), and 'core' (as used in 'hardcore') originally coined in a novel about a houseful of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. I visited the set of the movie being shot in Cleveland to meet some of the pioneers of real world 'Taqwacore'.
The Listening Post: Al Jazeera English  7.5 mins
This film follows a rising star in the world of E-Sports, South Korea's massive pro-video gaming league. I worked alongside producer Junni Ogborne on this independent production, which was then acquired by Moonbeam Films and broadcast on Al Jaz. Original Score by Jack O'Sullivan.
Soi Dog (Street Dog)
Independent Production  7 mins
Bangkok is home to 500,000 street dogs. This film looks at how this massive canine population co-exists with the humans that bred them. Original idea written by Sam Thomas (animal behaviourist) who produced and narrated this short. Like a soi dog this little indie film has yet to find a home.