UNDER THE SKIN
Short film I directed in 2011.
With Laurence Fuller (Road to the Well) and Lorraine Hilton (Hot Fuzz, Sherlock, The Wolfman)
Under the Skin is the story of a dysfunctional relationship between a daughter and her mother, highlighting the lengths to which people will go to get by, and the ultimate ramifications that go along with that.
IN THE DARK
I love writing and directing female characters as there is such a lack of well-written, rounded female protagonists.
In The Dark sees a big sister come to the rescue of her younger, abused sister. Together they plot a murder. But victims aren't always as innocent as they seem.
My first attempt at directing was this short film, shot in 2010.
Katya tells the story of a young girl trying to repair a broken and strained relationship with her estranged mother. Abandoned as a child, Katya is once again rejected by her mother during an emotionally fraught meeting, a result that sees our protagonist follow the same self-destructive path as her mother.