Production Guild Inspiration Award 2016, in association with Working Title
I have been Location Managing for 20 years starting in commercials in the 1990’s and have found the moon on Earth, Scotland inside of the M25, the Maldives in a Heathrow hotel and Wolverhampton in Central Scotland: I have filmed underground, over-‐ground, on beaches, mountains, prisons and stately homes.
On Suffragette, I took the crew into the House of Commons for 4 days filming of rioting suffragettes. The first feature film to ever shoot there – 6 months prep, a few grey hairs later, history was made.
This year I have been shooting on location for Entebbe (Working Title) and Overlord (Bad Robot/ Paramount)
I also run the Assistant Location Managers Training Course for the Production Guild – something I have done for some years previously with Creative Skillset and Film London. I relish training the next generation of LM; about 65+ of them, many who are now moving on up to Location Managing themselves now. My young son who is being trained to put up Unit Signs and understand a schedule and budget thinks I work in a trailer park! My partner, who also works in the industry, thinks I look after parking and toilets. The truth is of course a little more complicated and I wouldn’t have it any other way.