“I honestly thought it was a really touching film. Very restrained which is rare, yet poetic”
SHANE MEADOWS comment on my debut short film ASSUMPTION
“Incredibly raw & powerful.”
ASIF KAPADIA comment on my latest short film I WAS 3
SELECTED AWARDS / ACCOLADES (30 awards to date)
2018 Performance Film & TV Competition London - Award for I WAS 3
2018 New Renaissance Film Festival - Best British Actress, Katie Jarvis (I WAS 3)
2017 Cinemagic Film Festival - Best Short Film (I WAS 3)
2017 Sundance Ignite Competition - Finalist (I WAS 3)
2017 Kerry Film Festival – Story Stock Short Film Winner (Ciaran)
2015 MOFILM Shortlist - Getty Images Commercial
2013 BFI Future Film Festival – Best Fiction Film, 15-18 (No Regrets)
2012 Las Vegas International Film Festival – Silver Ace Award (Witness)
2012 NHS Organ Donation Through a Lens -Most Creative Film (Imagine)
2012 Thurrock International Film Festival – Best Film by an Under 16 (Assumption)
2012 Santa Monica Teen Film Festival – Best of Fest Award & Best Live Action Film (Assumption)
2012 Epiphany Childrens Film Festival - Best of Fest Award (Assumption)
2012 Golden Owl Awards – The Individual Filmmaker Award and the Overall Award (Imagine)
2011 AXA Ambition Award - Winner of the Arts Category
2011 Co-Operative Film Festival - Advisor’s Choice Award for Emerging Talent (Witness)
2011 Leeds Young Film Festival - Best Film & Overall Prize Award (Imagine)
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS (80+ selections to date)
2020 Leeds International Film Festival (Academy Award/BAFTA Qualifying)
2020 Aesthetica Short Film Festival (BAFTA Qualifying)
2018 INDI Film Festival
2018 British Urban Film Festival
2018 Nordic Youth Film Festival
2018 CineYouth Film Festival
2017 Kerry Film Festival
2017 Shuffle Film Festival (Danny Boyle’s Festival)
2015 BFI Future Film Festival
2015 Screentest: National Student Film Festival
2014 Portobello Film Festival
2014 Cinemagic Film Festival
2013 Malta Short Film Festival
2013 Seattle International Film Festival
2013 San Francisco International Film Festival
2012 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)
2012 Phoenix International Film Festival
2011 Electric December Film Festival (Watershed, Bristol)
2011 Vancouver International Film Festival
2019 Leeds filmmaker, work on BBC - Yorkshire Post
2019 Leeds INDI Film Festival, Stars of the Future Panel.
2019 Media Magazine Conference (screening + Q&A) at BFI Southbank.
2018 NRFF: Interview with director Alfie Barker, see here.
2018 INTO Film x BFI Mentor - One's to Watch see here.
2018 CineYouth: Filmmakers create visually striking work, see here.
2018 Hiive’s One to Watch filmmaker, see here.
2017 Campaign feature in UK & US - Hussain Manawer "Playground" see here.
2017 The Independent, premiere & video of the day – Hussain Manawer “Playground” see here.
2017 Sundance London Festival, Ignite – Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at BFI, Southbank.
2016 BFI Future Film Festival – Panel for “Freelance Filmmaking”
2015 BBC Radio 4 – Live interview from Brisbane, Australia.
2013 BBC London News – BFI Film Academy (Been a Riot)
2013 BBC The One Show with Danny Boyle – National Television – March (No Regrets)
2013 BBC Radio Leeds – Regional Radio – March (Leeds Young Film)
2012 BBC Radio Leeds – December (No Regrets)
2011 ITV Television - clip shown on regional news, Yorkshire – November (Assumption)
My films have screened in: UK, USA, India, Russia, Ireland, Canada, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, Estonia, Norway, Italy & Malta.
I share these awards / accolades with the teams who worked so hard on each project.