It all started back in year 9 of secondary school; I was in a Religious education class and our teacher announced that we would be watching a film that deals with the focus of the lesson; the Holocaust. Little did I know at the time, this film would change my life forever. The film was ‘Schindler's List’. After being completely blown away by every aspect; story, music and aesthetic. This was when first I heard the name, Steven Spielberg. I rushed home, and within a week, I had watched every Spielberg film to date. (Empire of the Sun and Jurassic Park are my favourite!) After the Spielberg film marathon, I knew for certain this is exactly what I wanted to do in life.
7 years ago, I set up my own Independent Production company ‘Hastings Infinity Films’ with an aim to create heartwarming, feel-good films, which would inspire an audience, giving them an experience that would take them away from the negativity in the world and immerse them in the world of cinema.
In 2017, I made my first 2-hour feature film entitled ‘Raymond’s 5’ which is now available on Amazon Prime. A motivational dramedy featuring a man who is told that he has only 30 days left to live. He sets out on a journey of redemption that takes him to the furthest reaches of Britain as he searches for the five people he has wronged the most. Raymond's voyage of self-discovery entangles him in the lives of others, leading him to question his own life. Friends, family and an unexpected social media sensation lead's Raymond in a direction that he could hardly have dreamed. £10,000 was raised through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the film.
A selection of my other short films include; ‘The Distance’ (2015) which was accepted into Cannes Film Festival and ‘Beyond the Cosmos’ (2018) which was accepted into several film festivals.
My latest short film entitled 'Off the Coast' is due to be released later this year.
Film is the work of the imagination coming to life. I feel inspired every day by the world around me, by the films I see, the people I meet and the experiences I have. I look forward to telling many more stories...
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