I am a South African born writer-director-editor, based in London with a small foot-hold in Hollywoodland.
Inspired by Wim Wender's Wings Of Desire, I quit my law studies and enrolled in South Africa's official film school. After my first screenplay WHITE TO MOVE was picked up for development I packed my bags and moved to Europe where I didn't know a soul but thought I'd start my directing career. When the film collapsed I started making shorts. One such short 35mm SUCK was picked up by Universal.
In 2003 I directed INDOOR FIREWORKS, a short that made history as the world's first fully uncompressed drama, shot on the prototype Viper filmstream camera. The film's score came from legendary composer Angelo Badalamenti. After loads of festivals it was picked up by Canal Plus for European distribution. "Fantastic fun, congrats!" was Darren Aronofsky's review.
In 2006 I was nominated by BBC3 as 'best new director' for my short REARVIEW. REARVIEW also screened at the LA International Shortsfest, Venice and won the NPA's audience award of 2007 with a screening at Cannes. It was also nominated for a 'Golden Melies' award during the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival.
I have a day job as trailer editor, with 3 Golden Trailer nominations to my name and have cut trailers for Werner Hertzog, Pedro Almodovar, Peter Greenaway, Mike Leigh, George A Romero, Christoph Ganz and Nick Broomfield amongst others.