I started out making animation by producing LEGO stop-motion animations for YouTube in 2007. I produced over 100 short films in the following 10 years, and graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2017 with a degree in 3D Computer Animation.
In July 2018, I moved from the UK to Tokyo, Japan, to pursue a career in video production.
Here is a selection of my most representative work.
ANGURA - Japanese Underground Music (May 2022-present)
Upon moving to Japan, I fell in love with the rich yet vastly underappreciated indie music scene here. There are so many incredible artists that could take on the world, if only someone could get the word out...
So began ANGURA - an abbreviation of andaaguraundo, the Japanese word for 'underground' - a video project with the aim to share Japan's brilliant music culture with the world. With the support of creativehybrid, I have been organising, shooting, interviewing, editing, and promoting this series in the hope of introducing a new side of Japan to those who have yet to find it.
Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy (July 2020-February 2021)
I worked as editing supervisor for this Netflix Original anime, produced at Polygon Pictures in partnership with Rooster Teeth, Hasbro and Netflix. The first of the trilogy of series, Siege, premiered on 30 July 2020, and the whole trilogy is now streaming.
Kotobukiya END OF HEROES toy line promotional video (April 2022)
Short stop-motion commission.
'Bonyari Boy' YouTube channel (July 2020-)
Eager to practise more video editing in my free time, I started this YouTube channel to share stories and advice picked up during my life in Japan.
Campaign For A Better Next Weekend (September 2017)
This music video was produced over the space of four years between 2013 and 2017. It is experimental, as I used it to constructively harness the stress and anxiety I was feeling at the time in a constructive way. As you watch, you follow not just the story of the song, but my development as a filmmaker and a person during that time. The end of the film is very different to the beginning.
Contains mild violence and language. Music by Bomb the Music Industry!.
Oasis (May 2017)
Graduation film, the culmination of three years of 3D Animation study at the University of Hertfordshire. My main role was character animator, but I was also in charge of pre-visualisation and a lead story developer.
Talk to God (April 2017)
A music video commissioned by independent musician Kaleb McKane to promote his debut single. I used experimental techniques to complete the job in a short time frame.
E.T.E.R. (May 2016)
CG animation, and my second-year film made at university. We were a team of three, and I was lead animator, story artist and editor.
Yogscast Animated (Summer 2014)
A series of short animations for The Yogscast, one of the popular YouTube channel networks in the UK. I took audio from their Minecraft gameplay videos and brought it to life with animation.
They have been watched over 2.5 million times. Click here for the full playlist.
LEGO Dancing on Ice (March 2014)
My third film commissioned by Crescendo PR on behalf of The LEGO Company. This was used as part of an online viral marketing campaign to commemorate the final episode of ITV's Dancing on Ice.
Junge, Komm Bald Wieder (July 2014)
A commissioned music video for musician (and LEGO Company employee) Colin Collier.
Megaphone (March 2010)
This Parry Gripp music video started as a personal project, but after being posted on YouTube it was picked up by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and was used as the 2011 trailer, being played before every film that screened at the festival. Later, it was also shown at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle.