I am a native Welsh speaker from the coast of Pembrokeshire in West Wales, Great Britain.
Pembrokeshire is the setting for many of the stories from the Ancient Celtic Myths written down a thousand years ago in the Mabinogion.
This scenery, remoteness, mythology and the supernatural were strong early influences on me.
I have had a passion for story telling, photography and film making from a young age. After studying for my degree, and being a Runner Up Film Editor of the Year in a national film school competition, I commenced work in feature film and high end television drama, working worldwide.
I climbed the production department ranks working as Assistant Director, Production Manager, Line Producer, Producer, Writer and Director.
I worked on four continents for such companies as BBC, S4C, ITV, Sky, Merchant Ivory, & Full Moon.
My feature film credits include Jinnah, The Feast of July, Twin Town, Dragon World, and Mortal Kombat.
My TV credits include The Flint Street Nativity, Dream Team, The Bill, Star Hunter and The X Files.
I run Garland Stone Productions Ltd, which builds on my connections and experience, to produce horror and dark fantasy films and TV projects: contemporary stories grounded in folklore.
John Washbourne, Head of Development at Garland Stone and I are now releasing a series of novels based on these projects.
I was head hunted by former Head of the American Film Institute and Dean of the University of Southern California Film School to head up Producing at The Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan. Here I taught award winning film makers from across the MENA region at MFA level.
I then returned to Wales to become Senior Lecturer in Film Producing at the Film & TV School Wales, Cardiff, lecturing at Post Graduate and Under Graduate level.
Based on my production career I have been training in the use of the film & TV industry's leading software packages, Movie Magic Scheduling & Budgeting, and Final Draft scripting software since 2003.
My experience as an Assistant Director & Production Manager is also brought to my work as a NEBOSH qualified Health & Safety Vettor and Monitor.
Since its inception in 2016, I have been the curator of the Film Festival section of the International Vampire Film & Arts Festival held annually in Transylvania, Romania.
My interests include cars, travel, mythology, photography, film making, and creating electronic music.
Being first language Welsh speaker, I'm interested in languages, and my work internationally has enabled me to learn some French, Arabic, Spanish, Romanian, Urdu and Hindi.
I live in Cardiff, and spend my time between there, my native Pembrokeshire and Dublin.
A podcast interview with me for the Creatrium series can be listened to by clicking the link below.