The Hills Where Women Rule Teaser
This documentary, The Hills Where Women Rule, explores the complex society of the matrilineal Khasi people in Meghalaya, North East India, which places familial power on women, and its frictions with Khasi men’s rights group, the SRT.
Under the matrilineal system, Khasi children take the mother’s clan name and youngest daughters receive all the family inheritance.
But the SRT sees this to be the downfall of their culture, and the cause of men in their society turning to alcohol abuse.
The Hills Where Women Rule is an exploration of this unique culture and how it has changed over time due to the influence of the outside world. It also explores the experiences of a diverse group of characters, who have all had Khasi society impact their lives.
Disney Junior BAFTA Playout Sizzle
Here I produced a promotional sizzle to show off Disney Junior’s new shows and talent, this screened at the 2016 BAFTAs representing the channel.
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The Boy Who Made A Museum Documentary Teaser
I travelled to Brazil with a couple of collaborators to film a documentary about a boy who made a museum.
When a 10 year old Brazilian boy decided to make a museum about a famous Brazilian singer, he didn’t know he would show much more than just music.
Told through the eyes of the boy and using his voiceover, the documentary shows his life in this arid region.
The Museum was created in a mud house, where his grandmother used to live. Pedro Lucas (the boy) lives in Crato, northeast of Brazil, an area often heavily affected by severe draughts and where water supply is still a luxury. The boy introduces an unknown and innocent part of Brazil where it’s population has been shaped slavery and native people living here.
This is a very poor and religious area, where the spiritual leader is a priest who was excommunicated by the Catholic Church and whose people migrated to the richest parts of Brazil and still suffer prejudice from their own compatriots. Pedro Luca is not a typical boy from Rio or São Paulo and he may live in the sincerest Brazil you possibly know.
Southern Rail Public Relations Video
This video public relations video was created for Southern Rail to help their customers and staff clearly understand what changes were happening and to clear up any rumours around what was going on. The video explains why industrial action was taking place and what changes Southern Rail was making to modernise the railways by altering the role of some of their conductors.
Explainer Video Animation – Eye For Travel
Eye For Travel wanted an After Effects animated explainer video to explain the way their newly designed website works. In order to keep cost down I used a character which can be animated in a similar way in their other videos. A simplistic technique in After Effects was used to match the voiceover with the lips of the animated character.
The plan was to keep this look clean and timeless. The sound effects, cheerful music, background animations of planes and paper textured clouds keep the feeling upbeat like a cartoon.
Disney Channel New Show Plot Explainer
Disney Channel approached me requesting a short video shot with the cast of a new Disney Channel show explaining the plot of the show.
Facebook Atlas Livenation Cannes Promo
Shot at Cannes Lions festival, we created a promo for a Facebook run app called Atlas. The promo was shot using real people at the festival and cut in 3 days onsite.
Richmond Dragon’s Den Promo
Richmond’s council run a dragon’s den program to encourage all different types of entrepreneur’s with a £10,000 prize to start up their business.
After a unbelievable couple days Paris was starting to calm down. I had been in Paris with SBT from the first day when the Charlie Hebdo massacre occurred. The feeling of unity was enormous at the Je Suis Charlie march everyone in Paris it seemed came out in force with pencils in their hair and lots of powerful imagery. We did find quite a lot of right wing activists with their faces covered trying to march near the front as ‘protection’ wearing red arm bands. This aside most people seemed aware that it was a very extreme case and that a whole religion was not to blame.
Southern Railway – Purple Book
This training video for platform staff at South Railways was similar in style to ‘The Green Book’ which we filmed a few years back. Stylistically they wanted to keep it very similar, uncomplicated and very to the point. This film was about 4 minutes shorter than the other video, it has a purple theme for the text and graphics and their own GoAhead group music was used through out.
This was shot using staff at Southern Rail as actors and managers and high ranking members of staff for the voice over. They wanted to include a sequence shot in each area using staff and managers that everyone would recognise so it didn’t seem to London centric and everyone felt involved.
The animations were to be keep to a minimum as to not to be too distracting. 2000 DVDs in cases with DVD covers where printed for staff.