After beginning my career in film publishing, first, as a press assistant and then working up to head the British Film Institute's DVD label, I have acquired over 10 years experience in film publishing. This includes every aspect of publishing from negotiating film acquisition to curating collections from interviewing filmmakers and actors to making short featurettes from commissioning new essays and writings to leading on cover design.
As well as film, I am interested in art and art history and spent 2 years writing and producing apps, multimedia and audio guides for galleries, museums and sites including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Royal Collection and English Heritage on subjects as diverse as Russian Constructivism, Sevres Pottery and Henry Moore's sculpture.
I currently develop and teach literature and creative writing courses at Canterbury Christ Church University as well as writing and commissioning story-led walks for the Royal Geographical Society.
Teaching undergraduate students within the Creative and Professional Writing dept.
I have recently copyedited the nature memoir A Shadow Above for Bloomsbury's Natural History imprint.
I work as a freelance copy editor for the British Film Institute's DVD Publishing dept, copyediting and proofreading newly commissioned film essays as well as contemporary articles and reviews. I recently copyedited a new booklet of 24 essays on Woodfall Films.
I write and commission story-led walking trails and 'viewpoints' across the United Kingdom. These walks are led by the desire to tell a unique story about the landscape.
I particularly enjoy 'cultural geography' in which I investigate how a sense of place is conjured up and written on the landscape. As well as writing my own walks and trails, I commission other writers, broadcasters and thinkers to contribute their own landscape writing and have published with writers including Nicholas Crane, Mark Cocker and Patrick Barkham.
I worked in museum and gallery interpretation, editing, writing and producing a number of apps, multimedia and audio tours to accompany exhibitions at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Van Gogh Museum, Historic Scotland and English Heritage.
For centuries, the raven Corvus Corax has stalked us in life and in death. Excavations of Bronze Age settlements in Britain have revealed raven bones mingled with human remains. The Viking and Norman warriors that stormed these shores did so sporting ravens on their shields and banners. By the 15th century the service the birds provided scavenging and picking clean bodies on the streets of Bri... read more
Outnumbered is a journey to the dark side of mathematics, from how it dictates our social media activities to our travel routes. Algorithms are running our society, and as Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal has revealed, we don't even realize how our data has been used against us. David Sumpter investigates whether mathematics is crossing dangerous lines when it comes to what we can make d... read more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Booklet, Box Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Featuring 40 ... read more
As the 1960s beckoned, a new mood swept through Britain. With anger mounting at an out-of-touch establishment, the era was reflected on screen by the rise of Woodfall Films. Founded in 1958 by director Tony Richardson, writer John Osbourne and producer Harry Saltzman, the company pioneered the British New Wave, defining an incendiary brand of social realism. In films like Look Back in Anger (1... read more
Madame de... (DVD + Blu-ray) A film by Max Ophuls Cast: Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt and Lia de Leo When, beset by debt, the titular Countess Louise (Dannielle Darrieux) decides to sell a pair of earrings that were a wedding gift from her husband André (Charles Boyer), she unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will have serious consequences not... read more
This meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith. Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature's secrets in action. Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit that ... read more
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Experienced development editor for non-fiction and textbooks. Former psychology Commissioning Editor at Cambridge University Press.