I was born in Devon in 1950 but grew up in Scotland and have lived there most of my life. I now share my time between Glasgow and Vancouver. I’ve written stuff since I was a kid and I studied English Literature at Glasgow University with a vague idea of becoming a writer. I didn’t take to academic life and tried to leave and go travelling. I was persuaded to finish my degree. I became interested in film-making whilst a student and have earned an erratic living as a freelance cinematographer and director since. I work in both factual TV and fiction films. Luckily my work has involved much travel to many parts of the world for short but intense periods and I would say I feel relaxed and most “at home” whilst in transit ! I often write whilst on the move.
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