Curriculum Vitae
2017
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents

3 × 60′ Gripping drama-documentary tells the story of the spy network established during the reign of Elizabeth the first to keep England Protestant.

Role Drama Director
TV Broadcast BBC2 & PBS
Awards

Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2018  – Winner: History

BAFTA Television Awards 2018 – Nominated: Specialist Factual

Press

‘Wonderfully dark and gossipy…so dramatic it feels like a 16th-century Homeland.” The Radio Times

2016
Map of Hell

1 × 90′ Danny Trejo takes us on a tour through 2500 years of ideas about hell. A terrifying journey through 2500 years of ideas, each more scary than the last, taking us from Ancient Greece through the birth of Christianity to medieval Europe and beyond.

Role Director, Writer & Executive Producer
TV Broadcast National Geographic Channel
Press
Hinterland

1 × 90′ Series two of the Bafta winning ‘Celtic-Noir’ crime drama.

Detective drama series set in Aberystwyth against the backdrop of mountainous terrain, isolated farms and close-knit villages.

Role Director
TV Broadcast BBC 4, S4C & Netflix
Awards

BAFTA Cymru Awards 2016
Winner: Best Drama Series

New York TV Festival 2016
Winner: Grand Award Crime Drama Series

Press

‘Compelling’
The Guardian

2014
How We Got To Now: With Steven Johnson

3 of 6 × 60′ Best-selling author Steven Johnson explores the surprising innovations that shaped the modern world.

Role Director, Producer, Writer
TV Broadcast BBC2 & PBS
Awards

Primetime EMMY Awards 2015
Outstanding Motion Graphics

Press

‘Thought provoking and compulsively fun’
LA Times

The Brain: With David Eagleman

6 × 60′ Neuroscientist David Eagleman introduces us to the most complex thing ever discovered – the human brain.

Role Series Editor & Director
TV Broadcast PBS & BBC4
Awards

none!

Press

‘Fascinating and enthralling’
The Sunday Times

2013
Inside The Mind of Leonardo

1 × 90′ Peter Capaldi channels Da Vinci’s notebooks in this experimental 3D drama-doc.

Role Director, Writer
TV Broadcast Sky Arts / 3D, History Films USA & Arte
Awards

International 3D Creative Arts Awards 2014
Won: Best Documentary

Rose d’or 2014
Nominated: Best Arts Documentary

Royal Television Society Awards 2014
Nominated: Arts

Grierson Awards Shortlist 2013
Nominated: Arts

Press

‘The visually stunning Inside the Mind of Leonardo takes the approach of having Peter Capaldi read from the artist’s numerous notebooks and journals with his thoughts, imaginings and irreverences brought to life via animation and, particularly, superb cinematography…as we listen to da Vinci’s ideas on nature, weaponry, horses, flying and even hair dye, Capaldi proves captivating.’
The Telegraph

2011
2010
2009
The Great Sperm Race

1 × 90′ The story of conception, scaled up to human size.

Role Director, Producer & Writer
TV Broadcast Channel 4 & Discovery Canada
Awards

RTS Programme Awards 2009
Nominated: Best Science Documentary

Canadian Screen Awards 2010
Nominated: Best Director

World Television Awards
Nominated: Best Science Documentary

Televisual  Awards 2009
Nominated: Best Science Documentary

MIP TV Best In Show 2009
Nominated: Best Documentary (Runner-up)

Canadian Screen Awards 2010
Won: Best Science Documentary

Canadian Screen Awards 2010
Won: Best Cinematography

Press

‘Julian Jones’ film is lovely and packed with information – this should be a staple part of sex education lessons’
The Sunday Times (Pick of The week)

2007
2006
How William Shatner Changed The World

William Shatner explores how Star Trek inspired modern science and technology.

Role Director, Producer & Writer
TV Broadcast Discovery Canada, History Channel & FIVE
Awards

Primetime EMMY Awards 2006
Nominated: Non-Fiction Special

Primetime EMMY Awards 2006
Nominated: Non-Fiction Writing

RTS Programme Awards 2007
Nominated: Best Science Documentary

Grierson Awards 2007
Nominated: Science Documentary

Canadian Screen Awards 2006
Nominated: Science Documentary

Canadian Screen Awards 2006
Nominated: Documentary Directing

CINE Golden Eagle Award 2006
Won: Best Science Program

Gemini Award 2006
Won: Best Picture Editing

Press

‘Great fun’
Time Out

2003