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Freelance Producer, Director, Cameraman, Editor – 2006-present
Working on diverse productions in diverse roles, from simple ENG/Features/Schwem shooter at the ISAF 2014 Sailing Worlds in Santander, to Features Director at the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco to Live Producer of the World Gallery at the 2007 America's Cup in Valencia. Plus filming a cooking observational documentary series for The Discovery Channel, commentating on the 2013-14 Star Sailors League and directing, filming and editing a 1 hour Sky Sports highlights show on the World Kids Golf Championship in 2014. Sailing, cooking, golf - three good things in life.


watersports world logoSeries Producer, Watersports World – 1999-2005
Overall responsibilty for producing Sky's longest running sports show, a one hour weekly programme covering all watersports from around the world. Rebroadcast in many countries in many languages. Home reach 200 million, est viewers 5 million. Pitched for filming commissions, budgeted shoots, produced and directed TV coverage for 60+ international sports events, wrote scripts, voiced the show, made tea and ate too many biscuits talking enjoyable nonsense with talented and funny editors for hour upon hour of valuable TV edit suite time. Fantastic fun working for Pro-Active Television. Learned how to shoot in those edit suites.


bbc top gearBBC Top Gear Waterworld – 1999
Me and marvellous David Graham did a wicked feature on the biggest catamaran race in the world, Texel - 800 boats, big surf, awesome racing on our Dart 18, and great fun with the Top Gear camera crew. Obviously we thought our TV presenting prospects were looking great, but they axed the show after only one series and we were only famous for five minutes - keeping the other 10 up our sleeves...


sailing todayEditor, Sailing Today Magazine 1997-1999
Managed a team of 12 for a couple of years, relaunched the title in 1999, all as part of Future Publishing's pre-floatation hype. They flogged the mag asap post float.
Extremely valuable experience. Should have been more fun than it was.



yachts & yachting magazineFeatures Editor/Columnist, Yachts & Yachting Magazine 1989-1999
Fantastic grounding in journalism/story telling. Loved the 10 years on this superb fortnightly, which covered everything in sailboat racing from tiny dinghies to round the world marathons to the astonishing performance of British sailors at the Olympics. Learned far too much about boat tweaking. Met, interviewed and profiled many of the sailing greats, most memorable being 18-year-old Ellen MacArthur sailing solo around Britain on her 21ft Coribee. Me and photographer Crystal Clear (cool name, cool lady) turned up to take a snap and print a caption, but ended up with a fantastic four page feature. All Ellen's quotes were recorded to tape and printed verbatim. They're even more interesting reading now. This feature was an early indicator of what an incredible character Dame Ellen is. She inspired me to do my Yachtmasters, she is the patron of our humble charity, and she inspires me now in her work on re-circulating planetory resources in the manufacturing process. Now, that's an untold story...


Postgrad Diploma in Journalism, King’s College, London 1989

Yacht delivery crew and instructor – US and Atlantic 1988


Relevant skills

Broadcast Cameraman (own kit with lighting, blue screen, radio mics etc).
Broadcast Editor (own FCP/Avid edit suite plus travel edit laptop for news).
Published Writer features for dozens of magazines.
Photographer front covers and spreads published.
Negotiator deals and contracts for world tours, events, news, promos etc.
Yachtmaster Offshore with 60,000 sea miles, mostly racing.
Navigator during various offshore races (2 Fastnets) and around UK/Ireland.
Workable French.


Broadcast credits

Camera - ISAF Sailing World Championships, 2014
Director/Camera/Editor - World Kids Golf Championships, 2014
Commentator - Star World Championships, 2014
Onboard Camera - Rolex Giraglia, 2014

Camera - Pendennis Cup
, 2014

Camera/Director - Antigua Sailing Week
, 2014

Camera - Rolex China Sea Race
, 2014

Camera - Extreme Series for Oman Sail, Singapore
, 2014

Commentator - Star Sailors League Final, Nassau
, 2013
Features Director - America's Cup TV, San Francisco, 2013
Onboard Camera - Rolex Middle Sea Race
, 2013

Onboard Camera - Rolex Giraglia
, 2013

Camera/Director - Antigua Sailing Week
, 2013
Camera/Director - America's Cup Discovered/Uncovered Series, 2011-2012
Editor - America's Cup Discovered
, 2012
Camera - Ranulph Fiennes Expedition, London, 2012
Camera - Extreme Series for Oman Sail, Cardiff, 2012
Camera - Olympic Sailing Site, Nothe Weymouth, 2012
Camera - America's Cup Series, Newport, 2012
Camera/Director - 505 Worlds, France, 2012
Producer/Director - Cork Week, Ireland, 2012
Camera - Sail for Gold, Weymouth, 2012
Camera - MOD70s, Oman Sail, France, 2012
Camera - TP52s, Barcelona, 2012
Camera - CNN, Italy, 2012
Onboard Camera - Rolex Giraglia, 2012
Camera/Director - America's Cup Series, Venice
, 2012
Camera/Director - America's Cup Series, Naples
, 2012
Camera/Director - Oman Sail, 2012
Camera/Director - Banque Populaire, Brest
, 2012
Camera - CNN, Geneva, 2012
Producer - ISAF Worlds 16 xs 30 mins, Perth, 2011
Camera - Vendee Globe, 2011
Director - Med Cup, Barcelona, 2011
Director - Med Cup, Cartegena, 2011
Camera - Rolex Fastnet, 2011
Director - Med Cup, Cagliari
, 2011
Director - Med Cup, Marseille
, 2011
Director - Med Cup, Cascais
, 2011
Director - Barcelona World Race 6 xs 30 min docos, 2011Producer/Camera/Editor - Geoff's Personal Atlantic BBC Documentary, 2010
Producer – CNN Mainsail, 2010
Producer/Camera – World Match Racing Tour, 2010
Producer – Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, 2010

Producer - Med Cup, Barcelona, 2010
Producer On-Water - America's Cup, 2010
Producer - Etchells Worlds, 2010
Producer - Cork Week, 2010
Producer - Antigua Week, 2010
Producer - Paragliding Europeans, 2010
Producer - NHS Adviceline Ad, 2010

Camera – Fastnet, 2009
Camera/Editor – Star Worlds, 2009
Director – Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, 2009

Director – Vassiliki Watersports Festival, 2009

Editor – World Match Racing Tour, 2009
Producer – Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, 2009
Producer – Ellen MacArthur Trust Round Britain, 2009
Producer, News – Volvo Race Prep, 2009
Camera/Editor – Bacardi Cup, 2009
Producer – Dee Caffari and Brian Thompson Vendee Globe, 2009
Producer – Paul Larsen Sailrocket, CNN, Namibia, 2008

Producer – Portugal Troia Women's Match, 2008

Producer – Sail for Gold Regatta, 2008
Producer – Laser SB3 Worlds, 2008
Producer – Lysekil Women's Match, 2008
Producer – ISAF Volvo Youth Worlds, 2008
Director - Slay Your Financial Dragons DVD, 2008
Producer - Delta Lloyd Olympic Classes Regatta, 2008
Director/Camera - Madstreak Documentary Film, 2007

Producer, Live Galleries – America’s Cup, 2007

Camera/Onboard Director - Clipper Round the World Race, 2005-6
Camera (DoP) - Discovery Channel's Floating Kitchen, 2006
Compere, RYA Dinghy Show , 2005-8
Producer – King’s Cup, 2006

Producer - Scottish Series Regatta, 2002, 2003, 2006
Producer - Wakeboard/Waterski World Cup, 2003-6
Producer – Maktoum Trophy, 2006
Camera Onboard- America’s Cup Acts 1-9, 2004-6
Camera Onboard/Producer – Fastnet Races, 1999-07
Camera Onboard/Producer – BMW Round Ireland Race, 2005
Producer – UK Sail for Gold Olympic Classes Regatta, 2006

Producer – Seiko-49er promos, Corum Watches promo, Boat Whisperer DVDs
Producer – Spa Olympic Classes Regatta, 1999-04
Producer – Outdoor Life Network's American Powerboat Superleague, 2000-02
Producer/Camera - Digby's Irish Catamaran Challenge Discovery Channel Documentary, 2002


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