I’m a documentary filmmaker, freelance cinematographer and media content producer from Belfast, Northern Ireland, living and working in Arizona and California.
I’m obsessed with what people believe, and why! The first doc I made was about the genuine beliefs of a small Arizona town in a mythological creature. My first feature-length documentary focused on the famous evangelical preacher Tony Campolo (spiritual advisor to President Clinton) and his son Bart Campolo, who stopped believing in God at the age of 50 and stepped away from Christian ministry (Leaving My Father’s Faith, 2017). I explored the role of belief in a series of documentaries commissioned by the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and on their indigenous traditions and cultures (The Marking of a Milestone, 2015, Beyond All Boundaries, 2016, In Our Voice, 2018).
I’ve made films on subjects as diverse as the lifestyle of a new generation of desert racers and recreational off-roaders (Trail Code, 2020 and related projects), a legal challenge to the private prison industry (Imprisoned for Profit, 2020), the authority of the President of the United States to unilaterally authorize the use of nuclear weapons (in development) and a series of 12 short docs relating to farming and food for Local First Arizona (Good Food Film Series, 2021), now being turned into a one-hour PBS special.
In addition, I’ve become quite obsessed with helping brands, nonprofits and other entities tell their stories, in short promotional videos, short and longer doc-style short films and educational video series. It’s really fun to wake up each day, working with one team in the morning, another in the afternoon, doing extremely diverse work that I’m genuinely passionate about, and making some cinematic magic together.
Overall reel HERE. Interview cinematography reel HERE. I am a proud member of the International Documentary Association.