I started my career as an Assistant Animator on Yellow Submarine
and worked for several years on commercials and TV series before setting
up Leeds Animation Workshop, a community Arts venture
making educational, issue based films. Teaching has always been a parallel
commitment to film making. I have taught animation over the years at several
For 12 years I was Head of Animation Direction at the National
Film and Television School.
I stopped making purely animation films many years ago and concentrated
on mixtures of documentary with some digital manipulation. I became particularly
interested in dance films and worked with dancer/choreographer Jane
Dudley to produce Dancing Inside when Jane was
in her eighties. Further dancer collaborations have been with Wayne
McGregor and Diane Payne Meyers.
Two pieces of work, Second Breath with sculptor and
holocaust survivor Maurice Blik, and Play: On the Beach
with the Ballets Russes were made and designed for live
performance, touring the UK with the Balanescu Quartet.
Alexander Balanescu composed the scores for both.
My latest project, MY 60’S, features a verbal
and visual diary I made in the late 60’s for the entertainment of
our hippy commune.
Diaries relating to films, current work and photo series appear under
the 'live pages' heading of this site.