I used to put on films in my Mum's front room by using toys as props and writing credits on a piece of paper (when I was a kid - this wasn't last year or anything). Storytelling has always been my strength, and I'm still as resourceful now as I used to be.
I moved to London at 18 and trained as an actor, and 15 years later was branching out into filmmaking. I've always been quite handy with technology (though I'm sure that disappears over time) so picking up a camera and learning how to cut footage was relatively straightforward - the hard part is knowing how to tell a story, which thankfully I'm well versed in. With my work, the aim is always the same - to grab the viewer and leave a lasting impression on them. The human element is always the most important part of any project and it's this that dictates how I film - be it a private occasion, a public performance or something for a friend's business.
I will literally shoot anything to hone my craft, and welcome collaborations. I'm based in the South West and work all over the UK (and beyond if needs be), and find there's something to be learnt from all walks of life.