Nuovo Cinema Paradiso...
When I was younger, my older brothers used to bring home the latest films on VHS, turn off the lights when my Mum went to bed, and passively educate me in what was great about cinema. I truly believe that a well told story makes someone's day better, and in the very best of circumstances can do even more than that.
Storytelling is the lifeblood of my work - it's literally the only thing I know how to do properly. If a piece isn't connecting with me in some way then I know it isn't going to connect with the viewer either. There has to be an emotional kick for me, which then translates into good filming, good editing, and good viewing.
I work on everything and anything from traditional screenplays to documentary and narrative videos - my first short film is currently doing rounds on the festival circuit, and I recently returned from Germany after finishing a documentary for a touring theatre company close to my heart. No project is out of bounds as I tend to learn from all walks of life, and I love finding the common bonds between people from completely different backgrounds. Not that this is always the case... ;)
I cannot recommend Garry highly enough...he helped me take a bloated idea and transform it into a story that made sense. On top of this significant skillset, and perhaps most importantly, he possesses an excess of patience and is an incredibly kind and pleasant person to work with. - Deirdre Dolan, writer