As Executive Producer for the NFTS I’ve enjoyed working with companies including BBC Films, Film4, Vertigo Films and Artificial Eye to help select, develop and oversee production of student and graduate short and feature films.

The Bind

Executive Producer for short film, rural thriller The Bind, written & directed by BAFTA winner Caroline Bartleet, starring Lorraine Ashbourne, Andrew Knott, David Schofield and Jamie Parker.  Made with BBC Films.

The Bind – Poster design by Christopher King

It has been selected for a number of festivals including Norwich Film Festival and Underwire Festival, where Caroline Bartleet was also nominated for Best Director.

Still from The Bind – Andrew Knott as Jamie
On set with crew of The Bind – Designer Violet Elliot, DoP Vanessa Whyte, producer Helene Sifre, writer-director Caroline Bartleet, producer Marie-Elena Dyche

Article about cast, crew and Industry screening of The Bind at BAFTA.

The Passenger

Executive Producer for short film, The Passenger, a contemporary drama exploring a night in the lives of Gus, Marcel and Jodie, three young siblings caught in the world of moped crime in London.   Made with BBC Films.  Written by Eoin Doran, directed by Roland Kennedy, produced by Miranda Ballesteros and shot by Dan Atherton.

The Passenger
Still from The Passenger – Conrad Khan as Gus
The Passenger – Director Roland Kennedy, Producer Miranda Ballesteros, Writer Eoin Doran, Executive Producer Venetia Hawkes

Some behind the scenes photos from The Passenger shoot:


Executive Producer for short film, coming of age Sci-Fi, Skin, currently in development.  To be written and directed by Mdhamiri A Nkemi and produced by Sabina Smitham.  Being made with BBC Films.

Skin Writer-Director Mdhamiri A Nkemi & Producer Sabina Smitham
Beyonce Almighty

Executive Producer for short film, Beyonce Almighty, currently in development.  to be written by Amelia Spencer, directed by Alexandra Brodski and produced by Sabina Smitham and Emily Everdee. Being made with Film4.

Beyonce Almighty – Producer Sabina Smitham, Director Alexandra Brodski, Writer Amelia Spencer, Executive Producer Venetia Hawkes
The Facility

Psychological horror, starring Aneurin Barnard, writer-director Ian Clark .  Executive Producer, feature made with Vertigo Films.

“Highly effective, tense British Sci Fi-Horror and a perfect late night movie” – Forbidden Planet

In Our Name

British Independent Film Award winning drama, starring Joanne Froggat, writer-director Brian Welsh.  Production Executive for NFTS, made with Artificial Eye.

“Stark social realism steeped in honesty and humanity.” – Total Film

In Our Name


Development Producer for Docu-drama exploring the mystical beliefs of the Iban tribe in the jungles of Borneo. Co writer-directors Adam Gutch and Chu-Li Shewring.

Semangat trailer

Ecocide – Voices from Paradise

Development Producer for Documentary reflecting on the impact of an oil spill on the community of a small island off the coast of Louisiana, director Juliet Brown.  For NFTS Industry partner the Bertha Foundation.

Film4 FrightFest Short Cuts to Hell

Other NFTS student films I’ve had the pleasure of developing and Executive Producing include 6 x 3 minute horror movies for FrightFest’s ‘Short Cuts to Hell’ competition.  One of which, a necromantic thriller directed by Weronika Tofilska, went on to win the national competition at FrightFest:

More details in this blog post & on the NFTS website.