To date, Syd has produced 15 short films that have screened at BAFTA, OSCAR and BIFA qualifying film festivals such as LSFF, Aesthetica, Leeds International Film Festival, Norwich Film Festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival. Satirical comedy Textual Relationship premiered at the BFI Future Film Festival and most notably won Best Comedy & Film of the Night at the Limelight Film Awards in October 2017. Syd also co-produced Gypsy’s Kiss, supported by Directors UK and ARRI Rental and starring BAFTA winner Gemma Jones, which was long-listed for the BAFTA short film category in 2018.
You can check out more of his past work and credits on IMDB here.
After a short period working as a social media creative in London, Syd made the move into freelancing full-time and has since produced and directed a number of online commercials and promos for various organisations such as Hasbro, NHS and Confused.com.
For full videos of his past work, please check out Syd's Vimeo page here.
Alongside writer/director Oliver Mason, Syd was picked as one of only 11 filmmaking teams for the BORN DIGITAL: FIRST CUT scheme in 2019 and was commissioned by the BBC and BFI to make a short film surrounding the 30th anniversary of the world wide web. Their docu-drama hybrid film, Have We Met Before? chronicles the different ways gay men have hooked up throughout different decades from the 1970's to the present day.
After premiering on BBC Four in March 2019, the film is now available in BBC iPlayer to watch for a limited time here.
I look forward to hearing from you about new projects and possible collaboration.