About Me

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I am an award winning story producer and serial screen sector entrepreneur.  Founder of movie production company White Lantern Film, corporate production company The Light Side, crewing service Freelancer Direct, location management service I-Permit all complement by my support of arts and education through Insight.I.E.

As an entrepreneur I have developed a vertically integrated cluster of independent businesses within the entertainment and the creative sector. As a producer I have worked on a range of movies, shorts, documentaries and corporate films, read on to find out more about them or check out my filmography, how to talk or stalk me or how I’d change the world.

Selected by Film London as an Emerging Producer, I grow my diverse award winning screen sector businesses in Bournemouth producing a range of drama and factual content alongside B2B and B2C content. I have won the Arts University College Bournemouth Business Challenge Award twice and I have been nominated by the British Council for Young Screen Entrepreneur. In 2013 White Lantern Film was selected by the BFI to form part of their Film Academy, inspiring young film talent in the region through our Get Inside Movies programme.

As the founder and senior Producer of White Lantern Film I have a range of feature credits including:

K-Shop d. Dan Pringle, p. Adam J Merrifield (due for release 2015)
Gritty Sweeney Todd thriller set in a British kebab shop plagued by binge drinking.

Drying to Freedom d. Steven Lake, p. Adam J Merrifield (World Première Eco Focus Film Festival)
Multi-award winning documentary about our planet’s economic and environmental future which hangs on an unlikely thread: the clothesline.

Emulsion d. Suki Singh, p. Adam J Merrifield
Psychological noir about a man looking for his missing Wife.

Silent Things (short) d. Rob Brown, p. Adam J Merrifield (World Premiere Raindance Film Festival)

My full Filmography is here.

Through my corporate and commercial production company The Light Side, I have produced content for a number of brands including BT, Garmin, Mizuno, Sony, Kraft, Nestle, J P Morgan and LV=.  Our aim is to tell stories whether this is through drama, documentaries or for a business and bring some movie magic to brighten up businesses and brands.  The company is the largest video production company in Dorset and has the largest full-time post-production facility of its type in the area.

Insigt.I.E or Insight Interactive Education (formerly Strawberry Lantern Events) helps cultivate arts and educational opportunities in Bournemouth to ensure that the town we are based in engages and develops the arts.  We manage  B-Reel, a local short film networking event which aims to bring creative people together to watch and celebrate short movies.

With a variety of business interests all working together to enhance the creative economy, telling stories and enriching the lives of audiences and the teams behind the scenes, I enjoy my role as producer  entrepreneur.  Check out this site to find out more about me and the businesses I started and manage.