SELECTED WORK

2022

  • Interviewed Hirokazu Kore-eda about working in Korea and in Korean with actor Song Kang-ho for his recent feature Broker for Picturehouse Recommends Magazine.

  • Contributed the feature 'Across The Universe', charting the cinematic impact and influence of the Beatles, for Little White Lies Magazine issue 96: The Glass Onion issue.

  • Hosted a post-screening Q&A with Inu-Oh director Masaaki Yuasa at Picturehouse Central, London.

  • Hosted an 'in conversation' event at Barbican Centre for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of My Neighbour Totoro, with director Phelim McDermott and associate director Ailin Conant.

  • Interviewed Guillermo del Toro about his stop-motion feature Pinocchio for Empire Magazine in their December 2022 issue.

  • Introduced sold-out screening of Paris, Texas at Brighton's Duke of York's cinema, as part of the nationwide touring programme Wim Wenders: Kino Dreams.

  • Edited the Weekly Film Bulletin, Sight and Sound's weekly newsletter, through August 2022

  • Interviewed director Owen Kline and comics artist Johnny Ryan about contributing artwork for characters in Owen Kline's indie comix comedy-drama Funny Pages for Curzon Journal.

  • Coordinated, commissioned and wrote the introduction for a collaborative feature on the best film podcasts for Sight & Sound, with contributions from 20 critics and audio aficionados. (September 2022 issue)

  • Contributed to the discussion panel 'Exploring Anime' at the launch event for the British Film Institute's two-month long season dedicated to Japanese animation.

  • Co-wrote The Ghibliotheque Anime Movie Guide, a journey through the world of Japanese animation in 30 key films, encompassing all-time classics, deep cuts, hidden gems, and future classics that any newcomer to the artform must see. Released October 2022.

  • Interviewed cartoonist Adrian Tomine about the experience of having his work adapted into the feature film Paris, 13th District for Curzon Journal.

  • Wrote a feature profile of director Mamoru Hosoda on the release of his feature film Belle for Sight & Sound (March 2022 issue)

2021

  • Sat on the Main Jury for the British Independent Film Awards in 2021

  • Wrote an essay on the work of Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon for the blu-ray boxset release of their Irish Folklore Trilogy (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers)

  • Co-hosted the podcast This is My Cinema for the British Independent Film Awards, interviewing guests from both in front of and behind the camera about the formative film experiences of their lives

  • Co-wrote Ghibliotheque - The Unofficial Guide to Studio Ghibli, a comprehensive film-by-film overview of the work of the legendary Japanese animation studio. The book was a #1 best-seller on Amazon, and was positively reviewed by publications such as Sight & Sound, Empire and Total Film. The English edition is now on its third printing, with editions translated into Spanish, French, Italian and Korean now available

  • Reviewed Todd Haynes documentary about The Velvet Underground for Little White Lies, following its Cannes festival premiere

  • Reviewed Alex Dudok de Wit's BFI Film Classics book on Isao Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies for Sight & Sound (June 2021 issue)

  • Directed and co-wrote the 30min BBC Arts special Inside Games: Special Characters, with co-writer and host Elle Osili-Wood

Previous work

  • Co-hosted the podcast miniseries Wrap Party for Amazon Prime Video UK, featuring interviews with key players behind the scenes of film and television, from intimacy coordinators and casting directors to editors and stunt performers.

  • Chaired panel 'An Introduction to Anime' for the British Film Institute and Sight & Sound

  • Wrote and voiced a video introduction to Mary and the Witch's Flower for Film4

  • Interviewed Hirokazu Kore-eda on stage at BFI Southbank, following a special screening of Still Walking