Based in London, UK, I’m an award winning self-taught filmmaker & Director of Photography. My work mainly focuses on documentaries, promotional films and commercials, drawing influence from the world around me, my passion for the moving image and the study of light. At the heart of my work lies my passion for creating video content that drives positive social change and makes the world a better place.

I have been lucky enough to work internationally on projects in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia working for clients such as The National Maritime Museum, Microsoft, Cambridge City Council and Hugo Boss. As a business I try to be as green as possible. From computer use to charging batteries, the energy we use is from 100% UK based green renewable sources. We also run a low emissions vehicle to minimise our impact on the environment when we’re on the road.

Richard Rees. Strategic Energy Officer. Birmingham City Council
‘The City Council engaged Paul to help us showcase the best of Birmingham’s efforts to become a leading green city. From inception through to handover, Paul demonstrated a professional and meticulous approach to planning, filming and production. The project exceeded our expectations with unique and visually stunning films that communicated our key messages excellently.’
Alison Wood. Media Manager. Knowledge Train
‘Paul is very friendly and easy to get along with which made the whole experience very enjoyable. Being in front of a camera was quite nerve-wracking for some of us, but Paul and his team were very patient and helped to make everyone feel at ease. The videos look absolutely brilliant. I would recommend them to anyone looking to shoot any type of video, you won’t be disappointed!’

Sony FS700 4k super slow motion camera
Odyssey 7Q – Broadcast spec 4k, 2k and HD recording
Sony A7S
Gopro HD
Canon L-series lenses
Manfrotto 501 HDV tripod
Glidecam HD-2000
Genus professional Shoulder Mount
Radio & directional microphone kits
Zoom H4N
Kino-flo, Dedo, Lowel Rifa & Calumet lights
Underwater case for Sony A7S

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