What was your path into film and TV
After leaving Batley College in 1990, there were not many openings up here at the time so I used to save up my dole money and go knocking on doors around London. Fortunately, on my third visit, I got a job as a runner at Limelight, who were then the leading promos and commercials company around. Over 18 months, I got to know all the producers well so when it came time to move on, a lovely producer called Kate Sylvester stuck me on her next promo, ‘No Limits’ by 2 -Unlimited (which went to No.1 I think) as Art Dept Asst. That had been my aim after leaving College. Ten years in London was a fantastic grounding for me working in Art Depts on promos, commercials, drama and features being trained by some great names. Eventually, I was able to move back up home as the industry up here was and still is burgeoning.
Over recent years, I’ve worked on Yorkshire based projects including Ackley Bridge, Swallows & Amazons, The Selfish Giant (both features), Happy Valley and Eternal Law.