Graduates with Honours in Fine Art at Birmingham College of Art. Rejected by the Royal School of Film and Television.
Attends animation department, Gosta Green, Birmingham. Animates Ballet, then French Windows. Upon completion of the film registers unemployed. Graduates with Honours in Graphic Design.
Begins work for John Halas at the Educational Film Centre in Wardour Street, London. French Windows wins awards at festivals around the world and is screened on The Old grey Whistle Test, which Bob Harris describes as ‘an incredible piece of film’. Pink Floyd make contact.
French Windows screened to Pink Floyd at the Bijou Preview Theatre. Floyd commission the Dark Side Of The Moon concert film. Animation begins while the Floyd are in Pompei. Film screened at Empire Pool Wembley arena.
Sets up studio in Soho, producing title sequences for the BBC. Mike Oldfield commissions a visualisation of Tubular Bells. Film screened at Earls Court.
Animates Heart’s Right for Roger Daltrey.
Animates Dreams of Jung and Old and Grey and Incantations for Mike Oldfield.
Paul and Linda McCartney commission the Oriental Nightfish. Animation begins. Oriental Nightfish nominated Golden Palm Cannes Film Festival. Don Boyd commissions The Beard.
Beard screened at 33rd Edinburgh Film Festival.
Beard in competition at Berlin film Festival. Beard wins Prix de Qualite. Develops animated horror movie Hyde.
Directs Magic Shop produced by Sarah Radclyffe. Retrospective at National Film Theatre. Jeff Katzenberg sees The Beard at Paramount UK and agrees to produce a short as part of their talent programme. Joins PFD agency
Directs The Chauffeur for Duran Duran. Writes, produces and directs The Tent. Leaves PFD.
Joins ICM. Writes, produces and directs Goodie Two Shoes which wins the British Academy Award and an Oscar Nomination.
David Puttnam at Enigma Films invites to make feature film as part of the First Love series for Goldcrest and Warner Brothers. Animates the Box of Delights and The Old Men at the Zoo for BBC. Closes Timeless Films animation studio to concentrate on directing.
Writes and directs the feature film Knights and Emeralds which receives favourable reviews but cursory distribution.
Declared bankrupt, registers unemployed. Knights and Emeralds receives standing ovation at the Sorrento Film Festival.
Directs music videos includingTower of Strength for The Mission. Develops Splat Alley.
Directs The Yob starring Kieth Allen. Directs How to be Cool starring Roger Daltrey. Develops The Big G for Monty Python's Handmade Films.
Directs Streetwise starring Andy Serkis. Joins Adrian Lyne’s commercials production company, Jennie & Co.
Invited by Roger Waters to shoot footage for The Wall Live in Berlin. Shoots film with Rupert Everett, Marianne Faithful and Ute Lemper.
Directs Kersplat for Channel Four.
Development Babyman. Jennie & Co bankrupt.
Joins Ridley Scott Associates. Writes God is My Broker for New Line Cinema.
Develops The Hitmen.
Directs Jim and Bassie starring Jim Tavare and Al Murray.
Writes, produces and directs The Chain. Directs The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas starring Sam McMurray, Ann Magnuson and Elaine Hednrix.
Directs Deadly Summer starring Pauline Quirke and Francesca Annis.
Directs Buddy Faro starring Dennis Farina.
Leaves Ridley Scott Associates, sets up Concrete productions with Tiger Aspect. Develops Rats with Chris Skala at Tiger Aspect.
Directs The Invisible Man starring Vincent Ventura for the Sci Fi Channel.
Directs Ice starring Michael Jeter and Leland Orser for Paramount.
Directs and designs Sir Gadabout starring Tamsin Egerton. Receives British Academy Award Nomination.
Directs and designs Sir Gadabout series 2.
Develops Dark Sky.
Writes first novel Grangsters.
Directs Space and the Woods for Late of the Pier.
Co-directs Bookaboo with Lucy Goodman, starring Meatloaf, Al Murray and Alesha Dickson.
Directs Flightpath Tegel. It Was a Thursday Night retrospective exhibition at the Horse Hospital. DNA collective exhibition with John Foxx, Gary Numan, Alex Proyas and Macoto Tezka. Wins British Academy Award.
Directs International Airport Plastic. Develops Scarlet Moon. Co-directs second series of Bookaboo.