The Danakil Depression is one of the hottest places on Earth and another incredible places we didn't even know existed before our travels around Ethiopia. Join us to find out more in Episode 5 of our journey exploring Ethiopia: Episode 5 - The Hottest Place on Earth
African history sits in our educational knowledge as a backwater; glossed over with some wars, a few genocides and little famine. I class myself as well traveled and well read, however I was soon to learn that there is all of this and a lot more in Ethiopian recent history than I could have ever have thought of... and a lot of it happened in my lifetime.
This is our second episode in our epic journey around Ethiopia. Enjoy! Ethiopia: Episode 2 - War
It's been an absolute privilege to travel to some of the most incredible places on the planet. One of these is definitely Ethiopia, a country that has always been there in the back of mind to want to visit. This year I got the opportunity and I'm so excited to share our journey across this ancient land with you via our eight part film.
Here is episode 1, taking us high up into the Simien mountains, an enchanted world Of Mountains and Monkeys:
Peaking out of the vastness of the Atlantic ocean lie the volcanic islands of the Azores. Equidistant between Europe and North America they are neither from the old world or the new but instead a world of their own. This summer, before which I never knew these islands existed, I was fortunate to spend a couple of weeks visiting. They're incredible!
Prolonged a trip up to Glasgow with a weekend on the Isle of Arran. Incredible video quality from the iphone - a pity it can't stand up to the cold though.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland is one of the world's oldest salt mines and was in operation up until 2007. On Saturday night it was taken over by swing dancers for Dragon Swing 2014. This is alternative tourism at it's finest and one of the most surreal moments in my life.
**NEW VIDEO ONLINE**
The fascinating world behind one of India's small factories.
A couple of my short films are to be broadcasted on the Community Channel on Monday 8th September 2014 at 10pm.
See the listings here:
"Collecting two short films that delve into India's festival culture, we travel to the Kumbh Mela, 'the largest human gathering ever', before we visit the kite festival in Gujarat."
The Community Channel is on the following channels: Freeview 63 • Freeview HD 109 • Sky 539 • Virgin Media 233 • Freesat 651 • BBC iPlayer • TVPlayer • BT TV
I hope you get a chance to tune in!
In the depths of Botswana, Africa, a crocodile finds some free food. But will he be able to get a meal?
A short (01:47mins) comedy filmed in Botswana 2012. Enjoy!! :-)
**New short film online!**
In 2012 during another year's travelling I found myself in a small Zambian village with no electricity or running water. We were greeted with song and dance and countless smiling faces.
What could I do to give something back?
Just finished my new showreel for 2014. Check it out:
This is the story of my grandmother. A story stretching over three continents - starting afresh each time with nothing more than the family bond to keep going. A story of resilience and stoical acceptance in the face of the winds of change they were subjected to.
But more than just her story this is my parents story and my story too - where I've come from and the values that have been imprinted on me.