London based freelance filmmaker
Most recent work
Ballers Club - Documentary - Trailer
2008 headlines read "Knife crime epidemic", ten years on and in 2018 the statement is repeated, why? Some stories you search for other find you, and in this case it was the latter. In 2018 I created a short promo film for a voluntary organisation that hones young peoples football skills and helps them enter the world of professional football, whilst also guiding them into the world of adulthood and keeping them off the streets of London in the process. I soon found out there was much more to this story, from young employment and lack of opportunities through years of austerity, systemic racism growing in a post Brexit Briton, to youths across the UK losing their lives to violence and knife crime. This observational Documentary follows the journey of the Ballers Club players into adulthood and as a club chasing the league title. We see the loss through the eyes of bereft mothers, the struggle local government faces to do something, the people who have reformed themselves and turned their lives around and the solutions to knife crime. The documentary does not glamorise or stigmatise knife crime, but instead captures the reality of living in a city where violence is at your door step.
Hope Still Remains I My RØDE Reel 2020 (Documentary)
#myrodereel2020 The London Knightz are one of London's last roller hockey clubs. Head Coach Barry James leads his team as they navigate the loss of a much loved player and discover what it truly means to be a hockey family. Please vote for our documentary at #myrodereel2020 - https://bit.ly/33DVdwa Created by Alexander Nicolaou and Samuel Thomson Link to the behind the scenes - https://youtu.be/h3MryXLY9cs
In a big city where women suffer a constant barrage of unwanted advances from men and feel unsafe alone on the streets Natalie heads home after a night out. Sensing she is being followed she increases her pace trying to evade the pursuer. Eventually unable to out run him she is cornered… Nominated for best narrative fiction UK short at L.I.M.P.A 2019 Credits; Natalie Boakye Alexander Nicolaou Daniel Wells Murray Cohen Armand Daniaud