November 14th, 2011

Bradley Manning Had Secrets

I’m going to finish a new short film this week!

Bradley Manning Had Secrets is an animated personal portrait of Bradley Manning, not as the Wikileaks “hacktivist” but as a young soldier going through a crisis-of-conscious and a crisis-of-gender-identity.

This is my first non-fiction piece – all the dialogue is taken from Bradley’s online conversations with Adrian Lamo. I’ve also taken on a new graphic style: rotoscoping live-action footage into minimalist pixel-art.

This is all made possible by Animate Projects who have commissioned the film. They’re also hosting a few Making Of Videos for it.

The film premières at the BFI on Wednesday 14th Dec. Book your tickets now!

November 3rd, 2011

Haunting The Internet

So – Internet Story went pretty viral last month. Half a million views in a week! Thanks to all that shared and enjoyed.

So, some related updates:

I wrote a neat little Halloween article for The Mark. It’s about the uncanny spookiness of the internets.

I also did some e-interviews for The Atlantic and CBS News.

Updates on other projects so very soon!

Currently Reading: Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Kid On Earth

September 30th, 2011

“Internet Story” now on The Internet

I’ve finally decided to release Internet Story. That’s right, my latest short film is now on a website, and can go into your brains!

Given that it’s about the Internet, it’s really about time it was online. Read about the festivals and all else here.

Currently Watching: Radiolab – Symmetry

August 31st, 2011

QI Promo

And now a QI promo I made, going out at the moment:

Really fun making this one. Thanks to the BBC for letting me do it!

August 2nd, 2011

BBC Two Promos

You may not know it, but I’ve been directing promos for BBC Two since March this year.

Here’s some recent ones that I’m particularly happy with:


The Rob Brydon Show

A “something-for-nothing” trailer using a Rostrum camera.


The Code – Stings

3 enigmatic stings to drive people to an online maths-related treasure hunt.

Currently Watching: A song from The Wicker Man

May 16th, 2011

The Story Of A Tin Can

Towards the end of last year, I was approached by the French environmental charity Reseasu Environment Santé to write and direct an animation for their campaign on BPA plastics. Narrowing down from several proposed scripts, we eventually developed The Story Of A Tin Can into the above promo.

Having worked with Jonathan Harris on Internet Story, I was very happy to for him to animate the entire film this time!

Likewise, the music is from another long-term collaborator: Blair Mowat.

Currently Watching: Wener Herzog as Plastic Bag

April 19th, 2011

Internet Story this Easter

Internet Story is playing in the East End Film Festival on April 30th as part of the East End Tales 2 Programme. Nice!

Plus, on May 2nd it will feature in Rich Pickings as part of a programme about “game structures in art and everyday life”. Double nice!

Then, between April 29th and May 5th, the film will be playing three times in the Brussels Short Film Festival as part of their International Competition. OK enough already!

Currently Watching: Angelo Badalamenti on Twin Peaks Theme

March 26th, 2011

Sons of Atom


Ka-boom! We’ve just finished prinicipal photography on my next short film Sons of Atom.

It’s been a long process from first draft to filming, and I’m really pleased with how it’s all going.

With child actors, period setting, shooting on RED, this really feels like a step-up for me as a filmmaker. And we’re sure to have a great film at the end of it!

Read more about the film here, and become a fan for further updates.


Currently Watching: Foals – Blue Blood

December 21st, 2010

Internet Story at more Festivals

Internet Story will be playing at the London Short Film Festival on January 13th, over at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.

Really happy to be in this festival as well – it’s part of the interesting-sounding God’s Lonely Men programme. Should be good!

Book tickets here, if you’d like to.

Also forgot to mention: the film’s gone international! Got some nice responses from the interFilm Berlin Film Festival.

Expect more news on my next project in the New Year. Merry Christmash!

Currently Reading: Rice Boy

September 25th, 2010

Internet Story at BFI onedotzero Festival!

Have you heard the Good News? Internet Story will be playing at the BFI onedotzero Festival this November, down on London’s Southbank.

It’s an uber-cool digital/innovation event that I’m really proud to be a part of. The film is part of the New British Talent 10 programme which will be playing at the following times:

Wed 10 Nov | 16:00 | NFT3
Sat 13 Nov | 13:30 | NFT1
Sun 14 Nov | 20:30 | Studio

I’ll most likely be attending the Sunday showing but might go to the Saturday one as well. There’s loads of other cool things going on (see the programme) so it’d be great to see you there!

Tickets go on sale from the BFI for the general public on Oct 12th (or Oct 5th for sneaky BFI members).

Currently Watching: Strangley Moving BBC Promo