I'd do the Laundry, You'd do the Dishes
Director and Writer (2016)

Sam moves in with his girlfriend, Emma. They have been together for two months. It's clearly ill-advised but optimism combined with delusion means that within days they find themselves looking at sofas together in IKEA. While assembling their newly-purchased furniture over a period of several days, they struggle to resolve issues with housekeeping, and worse, with their relationship. Sam and Emma try to hide their concerns from each other, but their bigger issues manifest themselves in small everyday gripes. This film talks with uncomfortable honesty and cutting humour about the reality of looking for love.

The London Film School Graduation Film, Shot on HD, 14mins 57sec


Director of Photography - Darren JoeMusic Composer- Lucy Claire Thornton / Producer and Editor - Alex Charlton

Mirren Burke as Emma /  Jamie Biddle as Sam

Rise Above
Writer, Director and Editor (2013)

Rise above follows one guy and his girlfriend's mother as they make an ascent of Saraoreum, a volcanic mountain with a lake at the summit. Two people meet for the first time in strangely uncomfortable circumstances which become clear during their ascent of Saraoreum.

Shot on Red One, 25mins 44sec

  • Commissioned by the Korean Film Council as a part of the Independent Film Funding programme 2011 
  • Funded by the Jeju Film Commission 2011
  • Shown at Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes 2012, France
  • Screened at Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival 2013 (Official Competition), Serbia
  • Screened at Riga International Short Film Festival 2013 (International Competition) and Awarded Special Mention, Latvia

Producer Yeong Jin Yang / Director of Photography Whee Soo Han / Music Composer Lucy Claire Thornton

Spare (2012)
Director, Writer, Producer and Editor

Spare is a story about a tenpin bowler who is practicing by himself in a bowling alley. Spare is inspired by a painting, Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889, by Vincent van Gogh. The feeling of agitation in the painting come in part from the mass of twisting lines, dynamic curves and colours repeated several times throughout, and this characteristic is what inspired the choice of professional bowling as an activity. 

Shot on 16mm colour film, 3mins

  • Screened at National gallery, London
  • Screened at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012, York, UK and nominated for Best Experimental
  • Screened at Underwire Film Festival 2012, London and nominated for Best music composing
  • Screened at SHORTFILM, the Troubadour, 2013

DOP - Lina Schuller / Camera Operator - Aditi Tara Verma
Gaffer - Colum Eastwood / Line Producer - Alex Charlton
Assistant Director - Carl Georg Rødsten / Camera Assistant - Fredrik Limi
Make-up Artist - Miki Lai / Music Composer - Lucy Claire Thornton

Stephen Chinn as Vincent

Dove Commercial Natural Beauty (2011)
Director, Writer, Producer and Editor

This commercial was made in response to a brief from Dove as an entry to the Kodak Commercial Awards 2011, a competition for MA student filmmakers in the UK. The brief came from the cosmetics company’s ‘Self-esteem-building programme’.

Shot on Super 16mm colour film, 37 Sec

Screened at W Project 2011, London

Cinematographer - Tan Bin / Production design - Shirley Bruno / Line producer - Alex Charlton / Music composer - Lucy Claire Thornton / Gaffer - Soonil E / Makeup Artist - Lotee Butcher / Camera assistant, Colourist and Titles - Darren Joe

Ana Rocha as Mother / Sammy-Joy Bonetti as Daughter / Alex Charlton as Father 

The Law of Gravitation 1 : Dancing with the Universe
Writer and Director (2006)

Sejong University Graduation film

Shot on HD 21min 30sec

The New World
Writer, Director and Editor (2004)

Shot on 16mm colour film, 9min 5sec

Sejong University film