BLANK CANVAS (2015)
Derek O’Rourke is a veteran who has almost fully lost his sight. However, this does not stop him producing ten to twenty paintings a year which he auctions off to raise money for Blind Veterans UK. This film looks at how painting has saved Derek and helped him find his purpose in life. It also explores Derek asking bigger questions about the meaning of life. It’s proof that when you approach life as a blank canvas the possibilities are endless.
THE MINERALS MAN (2014-15, production ongoing)
This film is about a gentleman in Edinburgh who has the largest collection of rocks and minerals in the United Kingdom. However, he knows that this is not sustainable and he has to get rid of them. It was shortlisted for the Scottish Documentary Institute Bridging the Gap fund but it missed out on a commission.
KINGS OF THE ROAD (BOWLS) (2013)
This is a film about a local sport in Ireland called Road Bowls. It is about the characters within the sport. It follows them, as they are part of one of the biggest sporting competitions that are held every year, the All Ireland Road Bowl Finals. It has been entered in festivals around the United Kingdom and it has already been shown as part of the Write Shoot Cut programme.
BWF PARA-BADMINTON –Towards the 2020 Paralympic Games (2011-14)
These include 20 to 30 short profiles as well as a short film I have produced directed and edited for the Badminton World Federation. The videos are highly successful they have had over 250,000 views on YouTube.
BBC SCOTLAND (2012-13)
During my time at the BBC I worked on a variety of productions. I worked as a production assistant on events such as Children in Need and Radio 1 Big Days Out. I also worked as a production assistant on a lot of BBC Radio Scotland’s video content. These included studio sessions with a variety of Musician’s from across Scotland. Lastly I was a runner and researcher on BBC Learning programmes such as The Victorians and Planet Ant.
WINNING WHEELS (2010)
This was my first short film. It was part of a local scheme called “Film for development”. It’s a 4-minute film that focuses on Keith Thom, who was one of the key members of the Scottish Wheel Chair Tennis Association.
2010 - present
2010 - present