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I was born in 1969. I made his first film at seven year old. ‘Spaceman’ starring my parents and my dog told the story of a spaceman flying down to earth and reeking havoc on a remote cottage in the Scottish Highlands.

Whilst growing up in Dumfrieshire, Scotland I went on to make nearly fifty short films.

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I was born in 1969. I made his first film at seven year old. ‘Spaceman’ starring my parents and my dog told the story of a spaceman flying down to earth and reeking havoc on a remote cottage in the Scottish Highlands.

Whilst growing up in Dumfrieshire, Scotland I went on to make nearly fifty short films.

At the age of eighteen I backpacked off to Central Africa and shot a documentary. The twelve-minute film "Zaire, an African River Journey" charted the progress of the hundreds of people that plow up and down the Zaire River each month. The film won me a place at film school. I won several awards for my graduation film ‘CLICK" which tells the harrowing tale of a cleaner who gets their hand stuck in a waste disposal unit and has to be rescued.

After graduating from Film school in 1993 I went on to write and direct a handful of short films - one of which, ‘Wired’, impressed British screen so much that they co-funded my first feature film, a $2.5m horror movie called ‘Lighthouse’. The New York Post called LIGHTHOUSE "as suspenseful as anything in recent history"

I then signed with Infinity Productions in London and shortly afterwards completed my first commercial for The Lothian Health Board. Entitled ‘Power of Experience’ it was conceived by The Union Advertising Agency in Edinburgh.

At the Cannes advertising festival in 2001 my movie ‘LIGHTHOUSE’ attracted the eye of Bob Isherwood, the creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi. Isherwood selected me for the New Directors Showcase. This prestigious honour is awarded to the twenty-five most promising directors in the world. Isherwood admired Lighthouse, saying, "few films demonstrate so clearly how tension gets attention. The tension is dynamic".

Whilst directing commercials I started to specialize in using visual effects to enhance (rather than dominate) my work. Together with my producing partner Tim Dennison we approached Ed Pressman, producer of “The Crow and Judge Dread” to finance a short 7 minute mood film for a sci fi movie he had always wanted to make entitled “Mutant Chronicles.”

I spent four days shooting the mood film against blue screen. Nearly four months of post production followed. The entirely film was shot with out the use of any facility house and the effects were completed together with the grading at an edit facility that I have housed in my garden in London.

I spent the next few months screening the teaser all over Hollywood. In the spring of 2006 the financing of Mutant Chronicles began. The production process would involve nearly 1800 visual effects shots, a British record and take nearly two years to complete. By the end of 2007 I had worked on Mutant for almost three years.

I have been a leading advocate for digital film making and regularly lecture on the subject. In the Spring of 2008 I worked closely with Canon cameras helping them launch a new range of high-definition cameras in Marrakech.

I am represented by the United Talent Agency in Los Angeles and the Dench Arnold Agency in London. Read Less
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