I graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA and M.Phil in the History of Art; I specialised in avant-garde attempts to queer mainstream institutions, which is something I now strive to achieve in my own work.
After Cambridge, I studied at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting as well having trained in Comedy and Writing at the Soho Theatre, and screen-writing at the National Film & Television School. I am now the creative director of my musical comedy drag troupe Denim of which I am lead performer; Denim is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics & Bumble and Bumble, and is represented by United Agents & Fane Productions.
I am a filmmaker and writer, and was selected as one of the 6 emerging LGBT filmmakers by the BFI/BAFTA mentorship programme this year; my first short film Nightstand that I wrote and starred in was executively produced by Stephen Fry, and has was picked up for DVD and Cinema distribution by Peccadillo Pictures. It has screened at festivals globally, from Paris and Lithuania, to Hong Kong and Australia, and has screened at the BAFTA recognised London Short Film Festival and OSCAR qualifying Athens International Film & Video Festival. I am the co-creator, co-writer, and lead actor of a TV Comedy Series in development with Big Talk Productions and Channel 4 called Nefertiti, as well as the creator, writer, and lead actor of feature film Abigail & Gabriel, currently in development with Sarah Brocklehurst Productions, and which has secured a script commission with BBC Films.
I am the writer/director of two shorts that are in pre-production, both shooting at the end of April. The first is a commission for NOWNESS, an exploration of exaggerated tropes of femininity with female-bodied drag queen, Victoria Sin. The second is a short film entitled Run(a)way Arab - which thinks about the relationship between drag culture and Middle-Eastern femininity. Both are being produced by Savannah James-Bayly of Fox Cub Films.
I am also a freelance writer for various publications, including The Independent, The i-Paper, i-D Magazine, Hunger Magazine, CNN, HUCK Magazine, Visual Verse, Zed Books, Saqi Books, the BFI & The Inkling Magazine, in stock at Foyles/The ICA/The Idler Academy/The Tate.