His most recent major project was the feature documentary No Fire Zone though he has also recently completed an expose of Khartoum's war on the Nuba people of South Kordofan for Al Jazeera and a film on the exploitation of mainly migrant workers in the UK retail supply industry. He’s a and has won a large number of awards including two Royal Television Society awards, two One World awards, an Indie award, an Amnesty award and in the US the Columbia DuPont
Broadcast journalism award for his work in Japan after the Tsunami and a Peabody Award for his work on Sri Lanka.
As a writer in Scotland he won the Campaigning Journalist Award – and was this year presented with a Scottish Bafta Special Achievement Award. For two years running he has been named as one of the top three British television directors by Broadcast Magazine. He and his team were nominated for the Nobel Price for their work on Sri Lanka. He trained as a painter at Edinburgh College of Art, was a dustman for two years and has been an art teacher and a political cartoonist. He has made films for the BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera, amongst others.