1948 Born London - UK
1961-5 St Pauls School London
1966-9 University of Sussex
1970-71 Institute of Criminology, Cambridge
1971-8 Research and Teaching University of Northumbria
1978-88 Working as actor writer direstor with Community Theatre Groups in Newcastle
2004-2019 Working member of ritual theatre group: The Byker Mummers
1983-89 Working as filmmaker and editor: films include: Blud, Wall of Death, Boxing Booth, the Gaff. Produced and Directed two series of short films for Raging Water Productions - sold internationally.
1989-94 Concentrated on bringing up family and surviving. Peripatetic film making, theatre work film editing and window cleaning.
1995- Working in film making documentaries: films include: Lights from Nowhere, The Cleveland Experiment; Catch-a-Fishie Perpetual Motion Machine, Where the Bee Sucks (2016)
2003-5 Volunteer with Side Cinema, Programming and curating films. Seasons include: film noir and John Cassavetes season.
2006- Volunteer with Star and Shadow cinema. Work includes running and managing the cinema and bar on a regular basis, programming and curating.
Major projects to date:curating seasons of films:
2007 The New York Underground Film Festival in Newcastle
2008 A season of Fred Wiseman documentaries and a series of seminars on the nature of contemporary documentary film
2009 Seasons of Jazz films and Danny Lyons documentary films.
2010 A season called Off the Highway .US independent movies of the ‘70s and a season a classic Westerns.
2011 A Chantal Akerman Season and a season of silent movie classics.
2012 2 seasons of silent films; Robert Bresson Season
These film seasons involved organizing all aspects of the season: film selection and supporting seminars discussions and lectures through to booking shipping publicity and ticket sales.
2013 Major Festival: One pot Food and Film Festival
2014 MAJOR Festival: Film and Music festival
2015 Major Festival: Film and Women
2019 Major Festival Film and Science
Performance – One man shows:
2013–2014 Kafka’s ‘A report to an Acadamy
2015-2016 Dostoevski’s “ The Dream of a Ridiculous Man’
2018-2019 Rhyming God.
2018 Riverside Voices (Doc 30 mins for West End Heritage Group)
2016 Neil Oram reads from…
2016 Where the bee sucks…(Doc 55 min; international distribution)
2013 Machines once used now lie neglected (Doc 51 min)
2011 Report from Northern Coal Face ( Doc 26 min)
2009 PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE(Doc 30 mins. international distribution)
2009 Dr Jones Animation Machine (Short 6 mins)
2009 ‘RESPONSE’ 2009 (Short drama 14 mins)
2007 CLIP ON THE EAR (short)
2007 THE COBBLER’S LAST TALE (38min Doc)
2007 Echolalia (8 minute short - theatrical release)
2006 CATCH-a-FISHIE (50 min Doc)
2006 HAND MADE FEAT (short film for Tyne Wear museums)
2005 TYGERS OF INSTRUCTION(Newcastle University/World Bank)
2004 THE LAST KILL (40 min Doc - Northern Lights Film Festival)
2002 THE COBBLER’S TALE (30 Min Doc – International distribution)
2001- THE CLEVELAND EXPERIMENT(48 min Doc - int.distribution)
1999- SPOON BENDERS(30 min Doc -international distribution)
1997- LIGHTS FROM NOWHERE(30 min Doc TTTV)
1995- ChemHAz (Rising Sun Countryside Centre)
1995- Staying clear (Training film Northumbria Probation)
1994- Clean the Beach (FOE)
1993- Barcaple (Presentational Video Northumbria Probation)
1992- Day Time (Northumbria Probation, offender training group)
1992- Working Time (Presentational Video Northumbria Probation)
1991- Getting Out (Northumbria Probation training film)
1989- 1993 14 short films for Ragingwater Productions (Sold to broadcasters in 170+ countries: inc -ITV network, ZDF, FR2,USA Channel 13.)
1990- WINGS IN THE ATTIC ( 1 x 30 min drama for Border TV)
1991- STRIM (1 X 15 Min children's pilot drama for TTTV)
1985 The Gaff - Newcastle Film Festival
1984- Boxing Booth - New York, Oberhausen, Wellington, Madrid, Koln, Newcastle Film Festivals. Theatrical distribution.
1983- Wall of Death - Newcastle, Dublin Film Festivals
1981- sssSupermale - Newcastle, York, Inverness, Leicester Festivals