When I finished my course in film directing at the Raindance Film
School, the course tutor said to me, “now go and make a film.”
Years later, it’s so exciting to be embarking on an adventure with
my first short film, Epiphany.
I’ve had several different careers, from graphic design, acting,
motion graphic artist, video producer, to VFX artist. I spent a long
time acting in film and TV series for BBC, Channel 4 and many
other channels, while working as freelance graphic designer for
top 10 UK advertising agencies.
My biggest change came when I left graphic design to pursue my
passion for film by studying Digital Visual Effect at the University of
Kent. This degree gave me the hands on experience of film making,
visual effects, and post-production I’ve used in Epiphany.
After graduating, I had a great opportunity with a corporate organisation,
and started a new department offering motion graphic and video
production there. In the last five years, I’ve directed and produced many
corporate films and animations. I love being able to marry my passion
for animation, photography, and making films.
Steve Jobs said “You can’t connect the dots going forward, but you
can connect the dots looking backward”. All the dots in my career –
graphic design, acting, video production – have led to me to point where
I have all the skills I need bring my story to life. It’s all helped me
to go and make my film.