What do you do and how did you get there?
I run my own production company with two other partners in Manchester. We make films for just about anyone! Previous clients include the BBC, the NHS, USDAW the trade union and an eco charity based in New York. And of course, Greenbelt Festival and theMediaNet.
Here are a few links to our work
I met the other guys who run Captive North on a training course that was run by North West Vision and Media and BBC Manchester. We worked together a lot for a few months after the course and thought it was too much fun to stop. So we then started Captive North in April 2011.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little I wanted to be a Zoo Keeper. Not sure how I went from animal care to filmmaking though.
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people and creating something wonderful.
What are some of the biggest challenges?
As any freelancer will know, the hardest part is maintaining a steady stream of work.
What's your all time favourite film and why?
My favourite film of all time is Little Miss Sunshine. It's an odd, dark comedy, shot beautifully and that has a poignant message at the end.
How do you live out your faith at work?
We're not all Christians in Captive North, nor are we a God squad but all three of us approach every job, big or small, with the same enthusiasm and integrity. This is because we love what we do and we want to share that with everyone we meet. If we're not enjoying it, our client certainly isn't. We aim to be a pleasure to work with as that generally opens doors for conversations and shows that not all Media people are money loving, latte drinking, ipad wielding odd bods (NB: That does not mean you're a bad person if you drink coffee and own an Apple product!)
We also help out Christian charities and organisations promoting the work they do in the community. I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing Christians who work in the Media industry and I hope one day I can be that inspiring. Because if you're not inspiring someone in the world, how are we going to pass on the message?