Since 2014, I have been the in-house filmmaker & photographer at the Woodland Trust – the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity. During this time I have worked on many varied and exciting projects, some of which can be seen below.
The Ocularist – Documentary – The profession of Ocularistry is one that is little known to the majority but essential to a wide ranging minority. ‘The Ocularist’ follows John Pacey Lowrie in his journey to improve the life of his patients with his unique perspective and dedication to the advancement of ocular prosthetics.
A joint development from Woodland Trust staff and volunteers, the Loch Arkaig 360 tour gives you the experience the visiting this remote and magical pine forest yourself.
The Dust on the Moth
The Dust on the Moth is a tapestry of otherworldly farce, thorny fairytale and domestic drama – an ode to the faint line between the mundane and the mythological. Three youngsters move into 8 Asgard Street to become the unwitting pawns of Mr Malarkey, a voyeuristic landlord who falls for angels and talks to crows. Meanwhile a vast cathedral drifts through the cosmos, sent to the stars by an apocalyptic kiss, and on its way to revealing the enigmatic bond between two very different tales…
For the past two years the majority of my spare time and effort has been going into the creation of a collaborative hardback novel. I am one part of Bees Make Honey Creative Community and together with author Darren Simpson, we have published THE DUST ON THE MOTH. A collaboration between a writer (Darren Simpson), an illustrator (Dan Layton), a photographer (me) and a creative producer (Kirsty Fox), the finished work lies somewhere between illustrated literary fiction, photographic journal, objet d’art and graphic novel. A dark and funny science fiction fairytale about the collision of two worlds.
For more info on the book & to purchase this fine specimen go here.
The video features Ben Kutzner from Bear Makes Ninja and Barbara, Alright the Captain’s glass head.
Filmed by Phil Formby and Dan Atkinson at various locations in Derby, Lincoln and Nottingham, including JT Soar. Edited by Dan Atkinson and Phil Formby.
You can download or pick up a physical copy here: http://alrightthecaptain.bandcamp.com/
In 2011 I joined Alright the Captain and Cheap Jazz on the road in a clapped out LDV van. The above is a document of those 10 days driving across Europe playing shows.
Below are a few live songs from the trip.