By nature I am an initiator. An ideas person.

Prior to my freelance media career, my background was as a writer in advertising. I worked for almost a decade as a Copywriter in the creative departments of many leading London agencies including Benton and Bowles and Boase, Massimi Pollitt.

I have now been writing and directing film for more than twenty years and my work includes television commercials for the international markets as well as a very broad spectrum of documentary style and non-broadcast work.

My photography and film work has taken me all over the world and I have a particular passion for working with remote, tribal peoples in Africa.

I have the advantage to be able to bring my three main skills together in any combination. I am happy to write the script and then direct the film; or take photographs then write the narrative… and will go – almost – anywhere the story leads.

PJD out and about in Africa
PJD out and about in Africa
In Nairobi National Park with a tame cheetah
Patrick giving some Surma girl's a lift, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
Patrick giving some Surma girl’s a lift, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.

Patrick the Writer

Patrick the Film Director

Patrick the Photographer

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