This short film follows the harvesting and processing of small-scale olive oil production in the Tuscan hills, Italy. I shot it for a UK entrepreneurial importer of New Season oil, a fine and scarce delicacy that is taken for granted by locals, but finds itself on the top shelf of UK supermarkets!
We meet Donato, a typical local small-holder and Paulo, the manager of a local olive oil and Chianti estate. The documentary shows their different perspectives as we see locals using the community pressing mill and then Paulo shows us around the Badia a Coltibuono bottling plant.
Shot over three days in November we see this stunning part of the world in the off-season when the tourists have left and the landscape changes colour.
Yes, it’s a thing! The Tea Terrace in House of Fraser garnered a lot of international press around Christmas 2017 with the introduction of their selfie-on-a-coffee printing machine. Here’s the longer version of that story.
I directed and shot this funding promotional for the feature film ‘Disco’. Working with writer Simon Messingham (Dr Who, Tales of Uplift and Moral Improvement, The League of Gentlemen) and the brilliant Phil Brodie (The Musketeers) it shows a glimpse into the life of Tony Cocksure in all his 1970’s, nightclub glory.