After a number of years in research physics, a few more in offshore oil drilling John finally settled into a career in filmmaking. For the last 15 years he has blended on-the-shoulder camera work with steadicam, minicam and aerial filming. Also keeping his engineering skills honed whenever shoots require custom equipment for challenging situations.
Never shying away from a challenge himself he is often the go-to-guy for producers needing filming from physically demanding locations; jungles, deserts, at altitude, in/on oceans, up tower structures, off cliff faces etc.
He is currently providing DoP and engineering services for an upcoming Ch4 reality TV show and has creative short films in festival competition. His camera and drone work features regularly on TV and in award wining projects (eg. ITV2 “Release the Hounds”, CBBC “Fabulous Mr Fashion”), 3D and dramatic short films (eg. “Afterlight” Barcelona Dogville3D).
Originally trained as an architect, Will has been working in the film and television industry since 1999. From 2001-2007 in Berlin, Germany on various feature films, documentary films, and television comedies and dramas produced by Fremantle Media and Grundy UFA. Since 2007, Will has been living and working in London. Recent projects include directing “Fantastic Mr Fashion” for CBBC My Life series, filming Sue Bourne’s BBC2 documentary “The Vikings are Coming”. Will is currently filming and directing a new CBBC My Life documentary.