1996 - PRESENT

NATIONAL FILM SCHOOL
HEAD OF DOCUMENTARY DEPARTMENT

Leads probably the most prestigious and successful documentary programme in the world, helping a small number of young filmmakers who compete for eight places per year to explore documentary language and find a voice of their own.
http://www.nfts.co.uk/courses/documentary-direction

Graduates from the course make a major contribution to documentary culture around the world. There have been outstanding student successes in festivals, theatrically and on television. Just to mention three graduates from the last few years.

Daniel Vernon has just won the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer.
http://www.nfts.co.uk/index.php?module=Film&action=Film&film_id=152

Sam Blair's film "Sprinters" has won several awards and he was awarded the RCA / NFTS AMIP Award to make a gallery piece.
http://www.nfts.co.uk/index.php?module=Film&action=Film&film_id=301

Not only has this year's graduate, Vanessa Stockley's film"Emma And Ben" been bought by the BBC Wonderland, she has already completed a First Cut film for Channel 4.
http://www.nfts.co.uk/index.php?module=Film&action=Film&film_id=323