I enjoy creating storylines and visitor journeys, through places already resonating with history, or inside a ‘black box’ transformed by scenics, graphics, sound and light into a theatrical, imaginary space
The Cittadella’s story is told in a disused 19th Century water reservoir deep beneath massive medieval fortifications. The Visitors Centre includes an interactive Exhibition space and a 16 projector dramatised historical show, delivered in the round. I researched and wrote all the exhibition scripts and directed the finale, which was projection mapped inside 8 stone arches over 5 metres high.
The region of Calvados is renowned for its traditional Apple Brandy, the Spirit of Normandy. On the site of one of the most famous brands, Pere Magloire, we created a Visitor’s Centre, offering far more than a tasting experience. Visitors follow the Apple’s magical journey from the orchards, through distillation to
the ageing cellars and the final blending. I researched and wrote all the scripts, directed most of the mult-projector films and liaised in French with the local teams during several years of development.
It was a wonderful project and well worth a visit!
The newly restored Fort St Elmo in Malta is the setting for the National Army museum .
It is a celebration of survival, from the Great Siege by the Turks in 1565, to the dark days of relentless bombing in WWII. In this large-scale floor-projected video, a last-ditch convoy of merchant ships and
tankers travels across a hostile Mediterranean to bring Malta back from the brink of surrender.
In the Cavalier, the 16th-century stronghold, I wrote and directed the Main Show, featuring a WWII control centre, Stuka dive bombers, and a mini-sub underwater raid by Italian Special Forces on Malta's Grand Harbour.