I’m a filmmaker and writer from Glasgow, Scotland currently living in the USA.
I started my film industry career on the set of “Superman” (1978) and by the early 1980’s I was partnered in a successful production design business in London.
My work as Art Director and Production Designer on award-winning British commercials and iconic music videos such as Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” led to offers to direct.
My debut short-feature (as both writer and director) was “Willie and the Poor Boys” (1985). It premiered on MTV and featured members of The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin. That film made me credible to the likes of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics. Working with Annie and Dave cemented a growing reputation as a music video director. The first time I came to the United States (in 1985) was to direct two videos for Bob Dylan. The second time was to direct Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox in “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves”.
I was active early on in non-linear and digital post-production both as an editor and supervisor, co-founding The Mission – a Los Angeles-based boutique sound company. If you look at the IMDB you’ll see I have over 100 post production credits, mostly indie features, but some in network TV.
I’ve lost count of the number of screenplays I’ve written. “Alex In The Afternoons” was optioned last year for European co-production and John Rhys-Davies is attached. My British company, Park Circle Limited, is developing“A Girl Like You” by Glaswegian screenwriter John Rooney and we’re partnered with London-based Transparent One on “Cedric’s Long Walk”.
Recent work includes a documentary, “One Fifty at Fifteen”, the story of America’s youngest pro race-car driver, and two music videos shot in wintry Connecticut for Kathy Muir. Production and post for these projects was provided by my California business, Red Dog Logic.
Producer Phil Aslaksen has tapped me to direct “Evelyn Rising“, a supernatural thriller for Windtalker Productions with Morgan Fairchild and Bo Hopkins. I am also attached to direct “Turning Tables” for TCB Originals and writer/producer Terri Campbell Belle.