Notes on Blindness – Radio Hull

During 2016 i was asked to work on a short film called Radio Hull with James Spinney and Peter Middleton. Radio Hull was a follow on short film from their feature ‘Notes on Blindness’. Notes on Blindness is a Docu-Drama following the life of John Hull as he began to go blind. During this time in John Hulls life he made hundreds of hours of recordings of he experiences of blindness. James Spinney and Peter Middleton were able to use these recording and create a dramatised story of John Hulls life and experiences. I was in such awe of the feature film, it was shot beautifully and directed with such care and compassion. When they asked me to be part of their journey into John Hulls life i jumped at the chance. Radio Hull is the story of John Hulls daughter who would mimic her dad by making radio shows herself.

Here is the finished short film, I hope you enjoy it:

Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney
Produced by Archer’s Mark in co-production with Ex Nihilo and ARTE France.

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Daisy – April 2015

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In April 2015 I was fortunate to be asked to 1st AD on a wonderful short film called Daisy about a young girl in the last days of her life suffering with EB. The film was written and directed by Nancy Payton, owner and founder of Payton Productions. She had already received awards for the screen play Daisy which made the concept of working with a new up and coming Director very exciting.

Nancy Paytons keen interest in working with a predominantly female crew was empowering. She, like myself, believe that there should be more women working in the film and television industry In leading roles and HOD jobs. The industry is seen as such a male dominated industry it was refreshing to meet a director who was more passionate about equal opportunities more than anyone else had met.

Working on Daisy was such a wonderful experience with a great cast and crew. It did come with its challenges however. A few of the cast members suffered from terrible disease EB, which made there days very hard. As the 1st AD the wellbeing of the children was paramount. At times they struggled with the day but they were troupers and didn’t let Eb get in their way. The real hero of the film was wonderful Maisy, there were moments when we didn’t think that she would cope filming, but she did fantastic, she had such amazing strength to get her through each day. The film is a true testament to her.

I am so privileged to have met such wonderful people during the making of this short film. Sometimes film making Really is about standing up for a cause and making a great piece of cinema.

The Film Daisy has been successful in the beginning on 2016 debuting in LA and has already received awards. I look Forward to seeing how far this film will go.

Daisy continues to raise awareness for the Charity Debera.