I’m a Scottish-American queer and neurodivergent filmmaker. I got my BA (Hons) in screenwriting and playwriting at Brown University in 2011, and since then I've been working in film in the US, specialising particularly in historical and speculative fiction and their intersection with queerness and privilege. My work has created cult followings, and has been featured in Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, the Nerdist, Tor.com, Hypable, and Geek and Sundry (and got tweeted out by RL Stine once).
I’m a current finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. Two of my screenplays are finalists in ScreenCraft, and one is a finalist in WeScreenplay's Diverse Voices. I'm an upcoming resident writer at ArtFarm and The Studios of Key West.
ZUNI IN THE GRAND CANYON, 2017 - Writer, Editor
A:shiwi elders' annual pilgrimage down the Colorado river is documented on film for the first time – from the pueblo at Halona Idiwana'a to shrines and ancient settlements, through canyon walls carved by the petroglyphs of the ancestors.
INTRODUCING BITGOLD, 2014 - editor, AC
As part of a small, mobile documentary crew we dodged Turkish authorities, explored ancient ruins and gained access to gold vaults on a mission to uncover the origins of money.
NELP: MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR AMERICA'S WORKERS, 2017 - Editor
I edited this informational short for the National Employment Law Project: "For more than 45 years, NELP has sought to ensure that America upholds for all workers her promise of opportunity and economic security through work."
THE MIDDLE DARKNESS, 2012-2014 - writer, director, DP, editor, VFX
The Middle Darkness is one of my original period projects. With no budget, and personally working in almost all conceivable roles, I used every resource available to bring to life an ancient world of magic, seafaring and subterfuge.
SIR ERNEST CHAPP, 2016 - writer, editor, performer
All the finest topical standup humour of 1837. The Cotton Gin is still funny, right?
Harry & Gideon, 2015 - writer, director, editor
Starring Harry Aspinwall and Gideon Bautista, this webseries follows the adventures of two good natured, innocent buffoons.
ADVENTURERS' MASTERCLASS, 2016 - producer, writer, editor
Shylock the Rogue, riding his wave of DungeonBros fame, attempts to squeeze money out of the general public by offering them the chance to learn the skills of the fantasy adventurer.
THE FLIGHT OF GABRIELLE, 2015 - writer, director, editor, VFX
I conceived and produced this promotional short for a vampire novel by author Linda Munroe. You might be forgiven for thinking that that handsome vampire looks somehow familiar.
HERO FOR HIRE, 2012 - VFX
Diane Choi approached me to create the VFX for her short, in which the protagonist has the ability to make objects disappear. All VFX work was conceived and executed after principal photography had wrapped, adding a special challenge to the work.