Home to more artists than anywhere else in Europe, Hackney Wick is a unique melting pot for creatives from all over the world. Portraits of Hackney Wick is a video project that captures snapshots of the artists who make up the creative fabric of the area and explores its shifting character through their own eyes. Each video depicts a different person.
As part of the series, I direct, interview and edit the films.
Anne Marie Taberdo
The Stripper Collective, Channel 4
Meet the strippers challenging the industry and everything you thought you knew about it.
The 15-minute documentary explores the world of strippers in London. It introduces the members of the East London Strippers Collective, as they unite and fight for better working conditions, recognitions and against the stigma attached to their jobs.
I directed, produced and edited this film for Channel 4.
The Sisterhood Of Strippers | Behind The Scenes Of The Stripping Industry
In 2012, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) was approved by the FDA as a way to protect people from catching HIV/AIDS and has been shown to reduce the risk of contracting it by up to 99% in the US. 3 years later, the drug is still unaccessible in the UK. The film seeks to shed light upon the pros and cons of the so-called revolutionary pill and asks the question: to whom and how should the preventive treatment be offered?
I directed, filmed and edited this documentary.
ELSC presents... RIP Shoreditch, Huffington Post
On Sunday the 12th of August 2016, a funeral took place on the streets of Shoreditch. Mourning the end of an era, six members of the East London Strippers Collective veiled in black lace marched solemnly in lament for the closure of one of the last strip venues in Hackney. The White Horse - a family-run business for over 38 years - is the latest victim of gentrification in Shoreditch, an area that was once known for celebrating cultural diversity, sexual freedom and creativity.
I was hired by the BBC to become one of their self-shooting directors as they were launching a pilot program called BBC Raw.
As part of this, I was in charge of creating monthly fun and click-generating videos. I decided to work on a series - in each video, I asked a lot of passers-by one single question; usually a simple question that left room for fun, as well as well thought-through responses.
I directed and edited those videos.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL PROUD?
PRIDE LOVE AND DATING DISASTERS
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR LIFE?
Jimmy Cauty's Aftermath Dislocation Principle
Former KLF hitmaker, Jimmy Cauty talks about model-making, rioting and a possible dystopian future.
Co-directed by Max Thurlow, Stephen Morallee and myself.