I am an award-winning independent filmmaker and photographer who believes in the power of visual storytelling to amplify the stories of people who cannot tell them on their own.
My work has brought experience of filming and photographing in over 40 countries, with a focus on global health, humanitarian issues and culturally and/or gender sensitive subjects in low-resource settings including conflict zones. Working with a range of budgets, I am experienced in writing, producing, directing, shooting, editing and managing post-production freelancers. I shoot with 4k cameras, 360 immersive cameras, and direct audio documentaries.
With over 10 years experience in the industry, I have worked on over a dozen television shows (Ugly Betty, Royal Pains, Nurse Jackie, The Blacklist, House of Cards) and feature films (Argo, We Need To Talk About Kevin) as a camera assistant and operator. I have been a member of the International Cinematographer's Guild since 2007.
My production company colLABorate: ideas and images has produced short and long format content:
Multi award-winning feature documentary film based on Atul Gawande’s best-selling book, The Checklist Effect internationally distributed by TVF International
Award-winning short film, Six Year Old Fears broadcasted on BBC Arabic as part of the BBC Arabic Film Festival 2018
WOMENstruate a 52' documentary shot in 6 days with ongoing impact campaign work on normalising menstruation
FORGED a full feature length documentary with ongoing impact campaign work on the human right to documentation
Interactive film Ebola Choices
11 episode documentary mini series The World Cup Project, executive produced entire series shot each in a different country
Commercials and short advocacy films which have been broadcast on SKY News, CNN and used online by the Associated Press and for the United Nations
Host and creator of podcast I Am My Own Correspondent
Curated exhibition for the United Nations WANTED: A World For One Billion a multi sensory exhibition with persons with disabilities
I am also a member of the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Society of Public Health, Frontline Club, Directors UK, Women in Film and TV UK, NYWIFT, and a TED member and can draw on a range of experiences whenever I speak at film festivals and public events.