This is just a small sample of my recent work. If you'd like to know if I've worked on a museum or corporate project like yours, the answer is probably yes; get in touch and we can talk about it!
SHEIKH ABDULLAH AL SALEM CULTURAL CENTRE - SCIENCE MUSEUM
The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre was, at the time of construction,the world’s biggest museum project. The Science Museum contained over 140 separate linear AV and interactive pieces. These included an animatronic robot theatre, a dark ride set inside the human body, an insider view of the Red Bull Stratos parachute jump, games that allowed visitors to build their own dhow and their own genome, and too many more to list. As well as handling the majority of the scriptwriting myself, I coordinated a team of four other writers, ensuring that visitors enjoyed an experience that was not only consistent, enthralling and educational, but fun.
GUNNERSBURY PARK MUSEUM
As part of a multi-million pound refurbishment of the museum - housed in the Rothschild family’s erstwhile London home - I scripted a suite of linear and interactive installations telling the stories not just of millionaires and politicians but of the working people of Ealing, Acton and Gunnersbury. An object theatre allowed the Rothschilds’ butler to assess visitors’ suitability for life in service, while the family featured in a series of playful but touching snapshots of their astounding contributions to local and national life. Elsewhere, short films recalled Ealing’s cinematic history, interactive databases showcased the area’s architectural heritage, and a projected AV brought Gunnersbury’s deep history to life, from prehistory to the present day.
The Castle Trust needed a new film to welcome visitors to their Norman stronghold and give them brief introduction to a history spanning almost a millennium. The result was a pocket epic, blending archive, animation, drone footage, a stirring score and - tying it all together - narration in the rich local baritone of rugby commentator Eddie Butler...
INTERNATIONAL BOMBER COMMAND CENTRE
Over 70 years after the end of World War II, the air and ground crew of RAF Bomber Command finally have a museum to tell their story - sensitive as that story is. The IBCC looks at the lives and deaths of RAF aircrew, the men and women who kept them flying, and the Axis military personnel and civilians against whom their war was waged. Writing those stories meant dealing with an array of media - large scale projections, short-format documentaries, a multi-user interactive recreation of a Lancaster bomber mission and a gripping, haunting immersive show that plunges visitors into the heart of an air raid. It also meant exploring death without anger, victory without triumphalism and controversy without flinching.