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IN DEVELOPMENT : THE GRAND DUKE OF CORSICA

Latest Status – Last Stage of Development.

The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica is an art-house tale of moral corruption, sexual excess, physical deterioration, religious fervour and ultimately selflessness,  serenity and death. It concerns three men separated by cultural differences and the vacuum of history but brought together by a shared identity, a shared purpose. Youth, beauty, innocence and hope sit alongside illness, perversion, narcissism, disease and death.

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IN DEVELOPMENT : PRIZEFIGHTER

Current Status – Final Stage of Development

At the turn of the 19th century social change and progress were slowly spreading across the British Empire. In England, both town and country were still rife with poverty and struggle. But in the backalleys and fairgrounds of Bristol a new kind of popular hero was emerging. His name was Jem Belcher and he was to transform primitive pugilism into the sport of kings.

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IN DEVELOPMENT : CITY OF KNIVES

Current Status – Late Stages of Development

Rock ‘n Roll, Sharp knives, Slick hair & Dangerous Teenagers. Welcome to the streets of 1950’s London.

City of Knives is based on the true story of the Plough Boys, the first Teddy Boy gang in Britain who became infamous following the shocking murder of a seventeen year old boy on Clapham Common, London 1953.

Director – Martin Stitt

Producers – Chris Hardman, Matt Hookings

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FEATURE FILM FEATURETTE TRAILER : WINTER RIDGE (2018)

Our first feature film working together; Matt Hookings and I, along with Nancy Bressolles and director, Dom Lenoir produced and shot this psychological thriller, ‘Winter Ridge’.

Shot in just 17 days between April and May 2017, in Devon, UK, this is the first teaser footage and behind the scenes trailer for the film.

Completed in November 2017, just in time for the American Film Market.

I was a Producer, Second Unit Director, Visual […]

VFX BREAKDOWN : THE BIRTH OF BOXING (2016)

Following on from the teaser trailer for the short film Birth of Boxing, comes the breakdown of the 1 vfx shot in the film.

The biggest challenge was the short turnaround in between receiving the original plates and completion ready for the Cannes viewing.  We had 10 days.  All the crew were already working on other major studio projects so worked in their spare time in the evenings and weekend to get […]


SHORT FILM TEASER : THE BIRTH OF BOXING (2016)

In early October 2015, I got handed a script for a new feature film called Prizefighter, written by Matt Hookings.

Matt and I have been working together since my first short film Pollen and this was his new feature film.

After some discussion, it was decided to make a 9 minute standalone short film with a budget of £25k, called Birth of Boxing. This would then be taken to Cannes to gauge the reaction for this […]

SHOWREEL 2016 : VISUAL EFFECTS

Showcasing technical visual effects work from 2011-2016.

This includes Matchmove Supervising, Onset VFX Camera Supervising, Photogrammetry, Roto, RotoAnim, Intergrated Mocap and Animation, Modelling in Maya, Texturing, UV layout in Headus, Projections in Mari, Lighting, Lookdev/Rendering in Maya/Arnold and Compositing in Nuke.

JUMP ROPE ANIM TEST : UNKNOWN SOLDIER (WIP)

This is the first animation test for my new short film, ‘The Unknown Soldier’.

I used some stock mo-cap of a skipping rope cycle, and after a bit of cleanup with the feet contacting the floor I parented the rope handles to the hands and then hand animated the rope rotating around the body.

Lighting was added using the hdri, a directional light from the main window and 3 point lights to […]

SOLDIER MOCAP ANIM TEST : UNKNOWN SOLDIER (WIP)

I downloaded some stock mocap of various actions and then attached it to the model to test and see how the character would react.

There was a lot of cleanup for some of the test shots I want to use but overall it was great to see it working and it was better than I could ever do myself as an animator.

The character rig was the only discipline I didn’t do.  This […]

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