Identity Check Documentary

I was contacted by Rickin Patel from https://oppglobal.co.uk/ to help give some spit and polish to the rough cut of this feature length documentary which he was producing. The important subject matter and quality of the material made for a challenging but rewarding job. I wanted to cut it down to 30 minutes as it is longer than the average viewer may wish for but it would have required a big restructuring.
I worked alongside editor Bhavesh Hindocha from http://loudminority.co.uk/ who did the bulk of the work while I concentrated on image grading.

Splice Festival

In 2015 I was sacked from a job, dumped by my girlfriend and also given notice to leave where I was living, all within a week. Pretty bleak. I decided to turn all of that negativity into something positive, distracting and useful!

I wanted to realise a long held dream of organising an audiovisual festival. Initial plans were conconcted and emails went out to the people whom I wanted to help make it a reality. After a year of hard work and commitment from a small team of directors with huge contributions from the community of artists and volunteers Splice Festival was first staged from the 3rd to the 5th June 2016: http://2016.splicefestival.com/

and one year later: http://2017.splicefestival.com/

The final year of my involvement: http://2018.splicefestival.com/

I remain very proud of what we created together and hope to see something rise from the ashes post covid.

Gatecrasher Boxing Day at Magna

Booked again to film the massive White Party at Magna, it was a full on production.
I brought in a second camera operator with High Definition kit and used a stills camera to shoot timelapse. We captured the whole multi-room event from build to teardown.

The show included a performance from John ‘OO’ Fleming’s live act 00DB. John asked me to edit a short promo for him from this show:

This was the last job I did for Gatecrasher as they claimed insolvency (as they seemed to do every few years) and screwed me for a chunk of my invoice.

Roots Manuva at Kenwood Studio

Mr Manuva had come to live in Sheffield, married a friend and was busy making life.

He booked in a writing and recording session for his next album at the short lived but swanky Sheffield residence Kenwood Studios and asked me to be there to document some of the sessions. It was a pleasure to hang out and see through the whole of his creative process.

The Birth of ‘Jammin Crew’

One of the greatest friends I met at university is Sam Daniel, once upon a time Sam had an idea….

Photo by Chris Peake

Sam’s birthday falls between Christmas and New Years eve so for once he wanted to have a big party.
27th Dec 2005 and the idea comes together, a crew of us head down from Sheffield to meet up with Sam and his friends at a basement venue close to the end of Oxford st.

What followed is legendary amongst the friends who were there…and became a labour of love for a small group of us for the next few years. We created events at a huge range of pubs, clubs and venues around London and in Sheffield. We really should have a standalone website and archive!