Selected Festival Showings:
The Box aberystwyth (A number of my films for 3 months) -Malmo Sommarscen Sweden – Archetime New York -Kassel Docuemntary festival. Germany – ArtVideoScreening Sweden -Crossover festival Main Uni USA – First video festival of Palenstine – Palenstine, Falkirk Screen Dance – L’hybride Lille France, Sheffield film festival, InstantVideoFestival – France – Instanbul film event -Orebro International Videoart Festival – Sweden, Pantheon experimental-Cyprus, Midiien- kalamata, Videofestival aaru Switzerland – Kulture 1 Sweden – Feurade Control Seville Spain – Gstaad Switzerland (Runner up) – France Saison Video – espacecroise France – CSU Chicago USA – Salt Gallery, Cornwall – San Paolo International – pixelations Rhode Island USA – South Bank Arts Centre – Cable car gallery, Brown USA – Waiting room, Cornwall – Stroud art space – Bristol Arnolfini – Brighton Cinematheque – various festivals in London including Siberia Art space, Lux cinema, Another Roadside Attraction, Gone Tomorrow gallery..
Motivation – selected by the British council for the BritFilm Scheme. I Am Rome – Selected by the BFI as part of their national poetry show reel. – Trolley dance Selected for BBC Big Screens Nationwide. Blinking ballet selected for City of Culture showings France. Blinking Ballet runner up Gastaad film festival
Online Activity: Have had four film projects achieve featured status on Youtube – Finalist Youtube Project Direct -.
(2013) Homage to Ray Harryhausen for Broadcasting House, created with the Today new team. Broadcast on Broadcasting House.
(2011) PM the Musical….BBC Radio 4 commission to work with listener’s emails to Radio 4s news show PM and to make from them a series of soundworks for Radio 4’s PM show for nationwide broadcast.
Short Films and Instalaltions:
Flipbooks (2013) exhibition for Gateshead libraries as part of the bookart festival and working with a number of illustrators.
We can make the Angel Fly (2013) gateshead council commission for Angel of north anniversary
Come play Satie (2012) commission for Fourth Wall video festival Cardiff.
Bus Station Sonata (2012) Funded by ACE and co-commission with FACT
Shoelace (2012) Movement poetry work
Undercover Opera (2012) Verdi flashmob for Grainger market made with local choirs
Paper Scissors Byker (2011) Spoken word piece made with community groups in Byker
Market Dance (2010) Dance short made with stall holders in Grainger Market Carousel (2010) A.C.E funded Orchestra film work
Undercover Orchestra (2010) Orchestra film project with Nexus art And Newcastle Public Art
Virtual Dance (2009) Dance project commissioned by Gateshead council
Bewick Court a musical.(2009) Capture Documentary commission Community Channel &
Northern Film and Media.
Developed (2009) Film for YouTube Project Direct (finalist)
Angelus (2008) Poetry dance film, a Gateshead Council Commission
Trolley dance (2008) Over 50s and Trolleys Dancework Commissioned
by Darlington Council and N.F.M
One Note Band (2007) Music work at BykerChurch commissioned by Newcastle Public art
Hummers (2007)Durham Council, A.C.E. funded film commission with brass bands
Falling Down (2006) Video installation and commission Myles Meehan gallery Darlington
Lego-polis (2006) Lego sculpture film installation, Whitehaven Council commission
Motivation (2006) NFM Stinger commission – selected by British Council
Blinking Ballet (2005) Short ballet film with over 50s commissioned by Equal Arts
Itchydabbers (2000) South Bank poetry commission, installed in Festival Hall.
World Poem Crisis (2000) South Bank poetry commission, installed in Festival Hall
Natural Selection (1998) Video, Biscuit, Photographic installation at Tullie House Carlisle with FACT.
Contraband (1998) Orchestra film, A.C.E. funded commissioned by Durham City Arts
Citizen Babel (1997) South Bank Poetry Commission. Shown Purcell Rooms
Spennyopolis (1997)Orchestra video installation at BowesMuseum
I am Romeo (1996) Poetry film commission toured as part of BFI showreel
Suspended Animation (1995) Computer video installation, Hanley City Gallery
Colouring white noise (1995) Computer print, video installation, Chester City Gallery
Facepaints and semaphore A film project with over 50s from Second Sight in south shields as part of the Fog Horn Requium project. Final work installed in gallery in customs house.
Bubbles (2012) Funded by the Institute of physics A school and over 50s film project using dance, bubbles and physics.
Jubilee Clapping Games A film project with over 50s and schools in gateshead, using playground clapping games and poetry.
Finger dance (2011) Dance poetry work using cats cradle games
with school groups and over 50s in Gateshead
Dance Around (2010) Asian women’s Dance film project Gateshead
Window (2009) Library installation in North Shields
Born in a field (2007) Poetry skateboarding film Gateshead
Morphing Music (2005) Orchestra film installation installed in St Thomas church
Poetry Olympics (2004) Poetry film and performance work for
Creative Partnerships Teesside
Zombie Orchestra (2004) Young people film and orchestra project for Creative Partnership
Play (2004) Orchestra film work, installed at Discovery museum
80 Days (2003) Poetry music community film installation, Winter Gardens, Sunderland
Poetry engine (2002) Schools poetry film installation, installed Northern Gallery of art
Uz-IZ-Oz (2001) Orchestra, dance, film installation, with young people from the Firthmoor housing estate, installed Darlington
Shiney Life (2001) Music film community group, installed Washington Arts Centre
Sunderland Olympics (2000) Community film commission as part of international exchange.
Orchistrates (2000) Orchestra film installation, installed in WoodHorn Colliery
Going for Green(1997) Young persons film made for Going for Green
X-Rays (1997) Computer print, video and performance installation with local
Theatre: Writer Director Divisor
Have written and directed a number of plays, often as part of arts organisation, SiteSpecified that have toured regionally and nationally. Many of the plays included a multi-media element.
2006 Short film Motivation chosen for the year-long Brit Film scheme by the British Council
2006 Stingers short film commission, Film council England
2004 series of new media workshops with Edinburgh City Galleries (various other new media and film and performing arts workshops with many different groups)
2003 South bank poetry film commission
2002 Liverpool Libraries, Summer Splash Residency
1998 South Bank Poetry film commission
1996 Digital Artist Year of Visual Arts
MA Fine Art (Digital technology), ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity
BA (Hons) Creative Arts 2.1, ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity
A Levels in Theatre Studies and Sociology
BA Meida and art
HND Media GNVQ (Film & Video)
A Level (Film & Media) BTEC Performing arts
Seminar for A-N on Digital distribution on line
Set up over 50s video blogs and Youtube channel for Equal Arts
Wii Are the Champions Northern Film and Networking event for teams of media
practitioners based on them competing with each other
on various Wii sport games.
Youtuba, Web-based competition getting filmmakers to respond to
a piece of brass music.
NexusVideoArtScreen, A showcase of video works in Gateshead station.
The NorthernFringe, Regular Showcase of new writing and performance various venues
Deliciously Different: Showcase of new work for Durham including Jean Jacques Perrey
new media performance, Amanda Drago Dance Experience.
Raiders of the Last Art, A residency and art expo shown at Spenymoor leisure centre.