My journey into film production began back in 2005 while studying and practising photography. Working with, developing and printing my own black and white 35mm film images in the darkroom kindled my fascination with the visual arts and telling stories with images, and that quickly progressed into working with the moving image.
Telling engaging stories about interesting people and places, and using beautiful imagery to do so, was what I enjoyed doing most. That interest led me into the film industry, working in the camera department for several years on various productions from BBC series ‘Fleabag’ to films such as ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’.
With the film industry giving me a firm foothold, I gradually grew my own freelance filmmaking career, building a network of brands and production companies I began shooting for and also becoming a CAA certified drone operator. Before too long, that network had grown enough to become my sole operation, and that became Hydra Films.
I now make use of the extensive network of professional freelancers in various specialisms I work with on a regular basis, allowing me to always be working to the highest of standards, no matter the size or scale of the project.
I own and work with an extensive range of high-end camera, gimbal stabilizer and lighting equipment, including the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k, BMPCC4k and Ronin RS2, along with drone equipment such as the DJI Inspire 2 and much more.