My practice has been built around my interest in storytelling and character. I worked in animation for many years with Henry's Cat creator Stan Hayward, directing commercial projects and short films including Ice Cream and Jelly and a Punch in the Belly' a seven minute animation commissioned for the Channel Four 'Fourmations' series. My interest in real people, what they do, why they do it and what makes them tick, caused me to migrate over to the field of live action documentary. I have just completed an MA in Documentary Practice at Royal Holloway University. My dissertation film was shot in a women's prison - HMP Bronzefield (Middlesex,UK) and centres on the work of writer in residence, poet Leah Thorn.