I am a freelance documentary maker and live in North London with my husband and twin boys.
I started making films while studying Film and Cultural Theory at the London College of Printing. After graduating I wrote and directed Shrine, a short film which won the 1995 Kodak Award.
I went on to work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts for three years, filming and directing a unique two thousand hour archive for the BFI, documenting visiting artists and writers, including Jaques Derrida, Will Self, Anthony Minghella and many others.
I started working in television in 1999 on a Cutting Edge and a number of other high profile documentaries for Channel 4, BBC and National Geographic. In 2002 I developed and directed my first documentary for Channel 4 - Cannabis Psychosis, which took a first major look into the effects of cannabis on mental health.
I went on to work at Roger Graef’s company, Films of Record, for three years, where I made a Storyville film for BBC4 and BBC Scotland, Who Am I Now?, about the effects of former news reader Sheena McDonald’s brain injury on her life and identity.
Other films include Being Brian Harvey for BBC1’s One Life documentary strand, Arthur and Anita for BBC3’s Country Strife series, Freebirthing, for Channel 5 and Georgia's Story: 33 Stone at 15, which was shown on BBC1 and BBC3 as part of the mental health season, Headroom. I directed on Channel 4’s multi-platform documentary series, Seven Days, which was filmed, edited and transmitted weekly, and for BBC2s landmark series 'Keeping Britain Alive', filming the work of the NHS across the country in a single 24 hours. Most recently I made a documentary for BBC1, My Big Beautiful Wedding Dress, about a plus-size bridal shop.
I am currently producing and directing a feature-length documentary for Sky television about the life of one family over the next five years.