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January 1, 2015

My thoughts have changed on fight matters over the years. I’ve become less and less interested in moves and more and more interested in creating interesting and exciting drama which just happens to contain a fight....

November 4, 2014

Communication, commitment, honesty, reliability, ability.

As the fight director on a production you are responsible for the safe and dramatically interesting staging of theatrical violence. In order to achieve this g...

August 7, 2014

Working with Actors

Working with actors is the ultimate test for any fight director. If you cannot communicate your ideas, teach the rudiments of the action and allow the actors to ACT and do it all pretty darn quick...

July 11, 2014

The Deep is a thriller mini series written by Simon Donald. Set far below the Arctic ice, the action follows the crew of an oceanographer’s submarine as they search the final frontiers of Earth for unknown and remar...

July 1, 2014

“A film about love, life and speed dating!”

Fast Romance is about seven very different people who discover that just three minutes with a complete
stranger will change their lives forever. It was shot in the vibrant...

February 6, 2014

Above: Derek Crawford Munn as Captain Sutherland

The Rage

In 2008 I made a short film called THE RAGE. It was released on three consecutive Fridays as a mini web series. The film, set in the world of Danny Boyle’s 28...

February 1, 2014

These were the image cycle of images from the old site which changed to this new WordPress format in February 2014. I post them here as archive. Image above is from the wonderful How Not To Live Your Life on which I...

February 1, 2014

Pictures are by Richard Campbell.

My main project for August and September is HAMLET at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, directed by Guy Hollands. This runs from the 20th September till the 6th of October and features And...

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