Archive for June, 2011


Good Lord, it’s been a while…

June 2, 2011

So I’ve had this blog over a year… and posted twice. Good going, there.

Frankly, I forgot I had this blog. And forgot the login details. And have been busy.

Sort of.

In the last year I’ve struggled with work. Work-that-earns-money anyway. Since I graduated nearly four years ago- jeez, it’s been that long- I’ve had multiple day-jobs and done a lot of film work, paid and unpaid. I’ve also shot a lot of my own projects. One of these is the online scifi drama series “The Collector’s Room” ( which, since we started working on it back in 2009, has proved to be a great learning process and way of building up a body of work I can be proud of. And since my last post in March last year we’ve shot two more episodes of that project- “Sam” (where I was DoP for director Kate Hansell) and “The Star” (which I directed). I’ve also done a lot of DoP/Lighting Cameraman type work with other filmmakers including David Kline of i4ni Media.

But most of this has been unpaid. Getting paid work as a director is extremely difficult but it’s what I’m aiming for. I’ve done the camerman work because there’s a lot of it out there, but I’ve made an executive choice recently to focus on directing and trying to build a directing career. Because there isn’t a clear cut path to all this, I’ve decided to use this blog as a record of my approach/attempts/path to getting work as a director so that other aspiring directors may benefit from all of my mistakes (which I will no doubt make) and experiences.

So, destination: director’s chair. ETA: The sooner the better.