I worked as camera operator on this new BBC Three Series ‘Zen Motoring’. The show revolves around Ogmios ex battle rapper turned Zen motorist and his encounters on the streets of London and beyond. I love this show – I truly think it could help people think about their behaviour while driving a bit more. Thx Rumpus media and Ainsley cannon for getting me involved. Watch on BBC THREE here
I produced and directed this documentary as part of a new mental health skateboarding series for VICE called Skating & Talking. Here’s the Blurb:
Polish skater and artist Gonzi has been vocal about his fight against depression and borderline schizophrenia. Gonzi picked up a skateboard at the age of five and started hanging out with older skaters in his hometown of Łódź, exposing him to a life of parties and drug use at a young age. He smoked his first joint at 13, and was 17 when he experienced a psychotic break due to drug use and was diagnosed with borderline paranoid schizophrenia. He thanks skateboarding, his friends, and art for still being here today. Watch more like this: Skater Ben Raemers’ Tragic Death Sparked a Mental Health Movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE2rE… How Mental Illness Derailed the Career of a Promising Young Skateboarder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d09so… The Skateboard Hero Who Fought a Terrorist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZKo… Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE About VICE: The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don’t even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed.
A selection of old and new skate edits from Bristol and beyond that I’m uploading while we’re all in Isolation or on lockdown. It’s all stuff I’ve come across from various past projects and captured for one reason or another – or it’s just something rad but forgotten that’s worthy of a re-up. Kinda helps keep the creative juices flowing. I’m going to keep adding to it as and when so check back in, or insta for regular updates 🙂
Above video is from Viewfinder, the classic british skate video magazine and the only series of it’s kind to actually be any good. In fact it’s a national treasure – featuring Will Ainley, Tim Crawley, Joe Habgood, Danny Wainright, Paul Alexander, and many more. Big up to John Cattle who made these (follow his shop wight trash on the Isle of White) and credit all the filmers Tidy Mike, Steve Faherty, Lee Jordan and anyone else.
Below is the Intro section for my Insitu video from many years back. It was amazing how many people contributed footage – meant I could include a whole host of skaters. Ben Powell gave me stuff with people like Mike Wright, Mondon came on trips and shot the likes of Welsh Tommy, Tom Lock and Chewy Cannon. And Tidy as ever came through with plenty of gems from the locals like Will Ainley and unseen bits from legend like Rodney Clarke. also check how gnarly Leo Sharpe is when he puts down the school security.
Below is the original taster tape that led to Paul Alexander’s documentary being commissioned for Vice (see I said I’d share some rare items 🙂 ps Paul’s first name is Solomon (but nobody calls him that).
InSitu: Cornwall and Brum Sections (below) – this was an independent skate vid I did when I graduated from Uni about 15 years ago. Biggups to Tidy, Dykie, Mondon & anyone else who filmed on that project.
Quiksilver hired me to edit and cover post production for 2 tour films of their UK skate team in Brazil, featuring Ross McGouran, Sam Bosworth, Pete King and Dan McDermott. Got some Amazing footage to go through thanks to Octavio Netto & James Stentiford.