Mencap Documentary Available for Pre-Order

 “The Music Man” is my new full-length documentary following the remarkable achievements of Mencap Music School, a provision for individuals with a learning disability. Mencap Music School was set up between 2000-2001 by Cllr. David Stanley, a musician, teacher, author, fundraiser and composer.  Over the past decade, the school has developed a large following and has influenced

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Offshore Film Making on Southend Pier

The final days of summer may have rolled around all-too quickly, but there’s still time for one last weekend of family fun in the sun.   This coming weekend I will be offering free film making workshops on the end of Southend Pier.  The ‘Offshore’ event will provide a host of interactive arts activities for families

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Pro Effects Support Our Olympic Torch Relay Shoot

I am pleased to say I’m now making good progress with the Olympic Torch Relay project, thanks in no small part to supporters of the endeavour. High-profile, challenging projects like this one require a good deal of collaboration. Earlier this week I was given the opportunity to run some vital chroma key tests at the premises of

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New Documentary in Production

Last week I began filming for my latest documentary; a film following students of Southend Mencap music school as they prepare for their popular annual Christmas concerts and a forthcoming world-record attempt. The school was founded by Cllr. David Stanley, a charismatic, energetic and hugely talented composer and musician.  His vision was to set up regular music

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Southend Mencap Music School

I’m delighted to have now secured my next major project which is a documentary for Southend Mencap Music school. This is set to be an exciting piece of work, charting the progress of a group of music students with special educational needs as they rehearse for their annual Christmas concerts followed by a world record attempt set to

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Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships Projects Nears Completion

October has been a busy month so far.  Following the official premiere of the Beowulf documentary, which was attended by a host of VIP guests, I am now entering the final stages of the Pioneer school project. ‘Our life at Pioneer’ is a 30-minute documentary giving a fascinating and moving insight into everyday life at this

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Southend Celebrates Lottery Funded Beowulf Project

The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf is a local arts, history and heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Over the last year the project has involved students from six schools and has delivered a series of Beowulf-inspired history, art, creative writing and music workshops.  In addition, community groups worked with a professional cast

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