What got you into filmmaking?
I was a creative kid who loved drawing, making things, music and photography. I was pulled into studying English and journalism. Eventually, I worked for BBC broadcast TV and radio, which gave me useful filmmaking basics, but when I left broadcasting I knew I had to return to my creative roots. I realised I could combine my journalistic instincts with my visual, musical and storytelling creative side to make films.
Why did you choose film as your method of storytelling?
It wasn’t my first method. I started by drawing stories, then cartoons, then using audio on the radio. Moving image came later. Filmmaking ticks my boxes as a very instinctual, creative, visual, aural and yet technical way of storytelling. I'm always learning.