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FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS – official trailer

In 2018/19 I edited and co-produced this film which was written by Nick Moorcroft & Meg Leonard and directed by Chris Foggin. A heart-warming tale of community and lost values, the film has been an outstanding success both critically and at the box office.

‘The feelgood film of the year’Daily Express

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WONDER – short film

In 2012, having written the album of songs based around a decaying relationship, I scripted WONDER and re-mixed instrumentals of the songs as the score. The film follows four couples over a night and day as they are seen to be falling apart, whilst simultaneously being drawn into each other’s worlds.

WONDER was premiered at Raindance Film Festival in 2012 and featured at the New York City Film Festival the same year.

Having attended a screening, the actor Tom Wilkinson was moved to describe the film as ‘the most beautiful love story’. WONDER was seen by the director Richard Loncraine who would later ask me to edit Finding Your Feet.

Watch WONDER on Vimeo

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FINDING YOUR FEET – official trailer

In 2017 I edited this film which was written by Nick Moorcroft & Meg Leonard and directed by Richard Loncraine. In true Dennis Waterman style, I also wrote and produced the theme song, ‘Running To The Future’ which was sung by Elkie Brooks.‘Finding Your Feet finds its own footing by putting its trust in its sturdy performers and avoiding many of the usual tea-time clichés as it allows its British cast to be defined by their relatable human circumstances’.Roger Ebert.com
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FIN – band

I was the writer/singer/guitarist in the Indie band FIN between ’93 and ’95. In that time we played around 150 gigs across most of the UK. We supported (or were supported by) Supegrass, The Cranberries, Elastica, Catatonia, Gene, Sleeper, Ocean Colour Scene, Tindersticks and the Beatles. We released 4 singles; Headstrong, Narcissus, Moisturizer, Jetstream and an album ‘Positive’. Despite self-releasing on our own ‘Red’ label, the songs received extensive national airplay (Headstrong was B-listed by Radio 1). We played live on BBCR1, Virgin and GLR. We formed a relationship with the legendary plugger Scott Piering who regarded me as ‘the second-best writer of the era…after Jarvis Cocker’. Could be worse…

On splitting the band for the inevitable ‘creative differences’ I formed a new band SENNA between ’96 and ’97. We recorded an extensive catalogue and played New York’s CBGB’s. In the audience was Hugo Burnham of Gang of Four who described it as ‘one of the best gigs i’ve ever seen…and Johnny wore a dress, which is always great’.

On the demise of SENNA I signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music and used the advance to build my own 24 track studio, developing production and engineering techniques. I was an early-adopter of ProTools which I continue to use today in music and film production.

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