I am a filmmaker with strong academic grounding and interests, and with passion for art cinema and film philosophy. I studied Film at the Westminster Film School and Film Aesthetics at the University of Oxford, and hold a PhD from the University of Salford/AHRC North West Consortium. I have many years of experience working as a cinematographer and self-shooting director on various commercial and corporate productions. I wrote and directed several short and mid-length dramas, and recently finished a major film project, Affective Cinema, as part of an AHRC-funded doctoral research. I am a lecturer in Film and Screen Production at Queen's University Belfast, and a visiting lecturer in Film and Contemporary Media Practice at the University of Westminster.
In 2018 I undertook a six-month AHRC-funded residency at the arts centre FACT in Liverpool, which resulted in a major exhibition of Affective Cinema, 20-23 August 2018, and the exhibition of the Living Room of the Future at FACT, at the V&A in London, and during British Council’s Play UK 2018 in Skopje, Macedonia.
I also took part in a second residency at the Sidney Nolan Trust in 2018. Besides engaging in a number of collaborations with fellow practice-researchers, I worked primarily with Super8 film stock, editing an experimental film out of found footage and working with film stock shot and processed during the residency. The work from the Sidney Nolan Trust residency was exhibited on 26 November 2018 at the Oxford Street Cinema (former Cornerhouse) in Manchester.
A piece from the Affective Cinema project was exhibited at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in London in November/December 2018, and a vertical version adapted for the MediaWall was shown at Bath Spa University, 25 March – 05 April 2019, as the winner of an inaugural Award in Creative Media Research by the International Journal of Creative Media Research.
I have recently been a member of the jury at the Story Image and Screen Culture festivals in London, where films from my Affective Cinema project have also been screened.
Here is a new music video I made for Zabelov Group for a single from their recently released album.
Promotional photo I recently took for Theodor Spiridon's upcoming play 'Fruits'.