About Me

I'm an experienced camera operator/assistant with a BSc in Zoology and MA in documentary film from UWE. I really enjoy working with animals as well as with people and always strive to put raise the production value of any documentary film through considered composition, use of natural light, epic aerials and silky gimbal moves.

I'm currently working full time at Plimsoll Productions as Jr Wildlife Camera Operator. Recent credits to air include Earth at Night in Colour (AppleTV+ - Best Cinematography Team RTS West award winner), Alien Worlds (Netflix), Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis (BBC NHU), Prince William: A Planet for Us All (ITV). Coming out in late 2021 are Welcome to Earth with Will Smith (NatGeo) and Expedition with Steve Backshall S2 (UKTV).

My wildlife filming experience includes: Shotover M1, long lens hide work, high-speed (Phantom), rigging gimbals from boats/vehicles, camera traps, time-laspe, low-light filming, wireless focus pull, IRATA ropes access, remote PTZ head, underwater housings/polecam and thermal imaging (Superhawk).

Additionally  I've spent a huge amount of time shooting on the shoulder obs-doc style (FS7) while filming multiple series of tribe/survival program Primal Survivor for Nat Geo and other adventure documentaries

I regularly self-produce my own films and most recently finished the full length wildlife & activism documentary 'Lost Along the Line' on which I was DoP and Director. 

During my time off I enjoy bouldering/rock climbing, carpentry, scuba diving and exploring the UK in my campervan.
I've filmed in extreme environments ranging from arctic Canada to humid Sumatran rainforests to the sulfurous Danakil Depression in Ethiopia - and I'm always up for a new challenge!

Please get in contact about availability or equipment hire using the email link below.
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I have filmed programs broadcast on


and produced films for a range of clients