Colin has created a unique foothold in the commercials, content and short film arena by breaking the mould, there is nothing which he won’t or can’t turn his hand to. His work is based purely on the creative, refusing to be categorized by genre. He approaches every project from the strength of the idea and what he can bring to it.
His style of shooting is always based in a form of realism and laced with humour where he can place it, whilst striving for simplicity but always with a strong visual stamp.
His work in comedy is as strong as it is with children, as it is with shorts. His latest short, The 10AM, is a Vimeo staff pick and has received over 100K hits on Vimeo to rave feedback and it has toured in many festivals across the world. There is a strong thread through his work of an overriding technical knowledge born out of the love of film and the craft of acting. He taught acting at MN Academy in East London for three years.
Colin has been nominated for various awards including the prestigious Grierson documentary awards for best newcomer and the Innovation Award at the Music Videos Awards amongst others. His work has been projected in the Bilbao Guggenheim, The Louvre and the V&A as well as official selection at the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival for the film ‘Let Us Be Golden' and tours with London's ‘Future Shorts' organization. He also makes films for the Tate which have featured important artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Leckey, Boris Mikhailov, Mona Hatoum and David Hockney.
His next short, an ambitious dark comedy called Cowboy Dave about a childhood experience in Manchester. The film stars Steve Evets (Looking for Eric) Sam Spruell (Snow White & The Huntsman, Starred Up) and Christine Bottomley (The Arbor, Vera Drake) and is currently in post-production. His debut film DUFFY is currently in development with Creative England.