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It's been a busy few months since my last update on here! Getting married and going on honeymoon to Cambodia!

But I've managed to get a few other bits done too! After an amazingly successful run at The Northern Light cinema, The Lost Pubs Of Wirksworth, it's looking like it will be shown a couple of times more in february also!


The Lost Pubs Of Wirksworth

This has been a very long term labor of love for me. I started to film almost 2 years ago now, and after many times of almost giving up on the project, I'm very pleased to say that the film is now finished, & has been produced onto DVD.


The Premiere of the film went down amazingly and there have been 6 screenings which have sold out since. I have many more plans for showing the film soon, so watch this space.


In the mean time have a look at the extended trailer for the film which premiered at this years Wirksworth Festival...


Illuminating York 2013

Every year York hold an illuminations event around the city, from great projections on old buildings, to sculptures with fire coming out!

Heres a little taster from this years event

The Charm About You at Wirksworth Festival 2013

A performance by Debi Hedderwick  & The Secret Dance Club at this years Wirksworth Festival. I love to work with theatre productions and find different ways of capturing them, and I finally found a good use for my Lensbaby :)


The Charm About You

Birthday Girl - rehearsals

Here's another video from my trip down to the End of The Road Festival this year, heres a video from their rehearsal session the day before.


Monkee Genes A/W 2013

Heres the Autumn/Winter Collection from Monkee Genes...

These videos are great to edit as I get a bunch of footage and photos through and get to be as creative as I like. For this one I asked Nottingham based band The Wicked Whispers if I could use one of their songs & It worked really well with the location & style of the shoot...



Birthday Girl @ End Of The Road Festival

had a crazy weekend with these guys travelling to Dorset for the EOTR festival. my car broke down before we arrived and I thought I'd miss the whole thing, but luckily we got it running and I grabbed some shots of them playing their gig.  

John Fernley College

I was asked to document the GCSE results day at John Fernley College in Melton Mobray. We also spoke to a few of the students about their experience of John Fernley & what they are doing next.


The videos can be seen on their youtube channel here

Archiving it up

So I'm on a mission with my new documentary 'the lost pubs of wirksworth'. And I've been back into the archives finding hidden treasures.

It's great that you can pop into a local archive (matlock in this case) and just have a gander at old pictures, and it's really suprising what you can find there...

if you're curious, pop in to the Archives in Matlock, or have a look here for images on the net