After completing ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels in media and film at Halton College of F.E. (now called Riverside college) George embarked on a career as a freelance filmmaker. He co-founded 'Impe​rial Pictures' co-producing and directing ‘The Judgemen’, a 16 mm short, made as an intended promo for a completed feature film script. He attended The Can​nes Film Festival in 1992 as part of the Liverpool film community’s delegation. In 1994 he successfully completed a City & Guilds 7700: Media Techniques/ Video- T.V. whilst continuing to work on various corporate projects, including a five minute installation entitled ‘Wholesale Murder’, spoof wine advert entitled ‘The Last Supper’ and the psychological short film ‘Taudosdelta.’



In 1995 he re-located to Scotland, embarking on a 4-year degree at The Scottish National Film School- Edinburgh Napier University. During this period he worked on numerous projects in various capacities, including ‘An Appointment’ 'The Homecoming’ ‘Godhead’, 'Salt & Sauce,’ ‘Love Stone’ and ‘The Curse of Chocolate Starfish’. More notably he co- produced and directed ‘The Drill’ and wrote, produced and directed ’King Jesus (Reigns)’ He subsequently graduated with a Photography, Film & TV degree in 1999. 



After working as an online trainer for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for a couple of years he re-located back to the northwest in 2001 and gained ESF funding for a Masters degree at The International Centre for Digital content (ICDC) @ John Moores University, Liverpool. During this period, he worked on such projects as 'Accelerated radiation’, ‘The Stoned Soul Picnic,’ 'Enemy’, as an editor on the 16mm feature film ‘A Thousand Clouds’, The opening graphics for the ITV Granada drama ‘City Life’ and edited and directed the short film ‘Vent’. The latter went on to play at SEEN, the Liverpool film night @ FACT, Kino, the Manchester short film festival, Bart- The Liverpool Biennial and The Toronto film festival. After successfully graduating with a MA/PgDip/PgCert in New Media he based himself for a couple of years at The Liverpool Film Studios as a freelance videographer, along with a group of local artists and artisans, collectively known as 'Springheeled'. During this period he also worked part time as a lecturer at The University of Liverpool, teaching writing and directing for film and television.



In 2005 he continued to work as a freelancer but also embarked on co promoting highly successful club nights, also producing marketing campaigns, posters and graphics. This included 'The Picnic' and 'Haltonative'. The latter ran every Thursday for 2 years and seen high profile figures as guest DJ's. This Included Mani from 'The Stone Roses' and 'Primal Scream', Peter Hooton and Keith Mullin from 'The Farm', Mike Joyce from 'The Smiths' and Bez from 'The Happy Mondays'. It also boasted XFM’S Gareth Brooks as it’s weekly resident DJ. Through Haltonative an online TV channel was set up which included the programme 'Mic Fright'. This showcased local up and coming recording artists, such as Natalie McCool, and included an interview and live performance.


During this time George also worked as the video training officer at Halton Access to Media. As well as this, he also worked on numerous corporate and community projects through the centre. These projects gave local young people a voice through media regarding where they lived and how it affected them. including 'The Canal Boat Adventure Project', 'Homes, Hardships & Happy Memories- Living on Westbank', 'HVA together', 'Kent Duchane unplugged' and the award winning '4 Estates Project'. He also completed an Approaches to Mentoring course at the University of Manchester at this time.

In recent years he has worked in marketing for Microsoft within the Global media conglomerate Bertelsmann. In June 2015 he successfully completed a PCET PGCE @ Edge Hill University and is also a TAQA Level 3 trained assessor. In 2015 he has also worked part time within IT BTEC Learner Support @ Wirral Metropolitan College for the full academic year and has been sub-contracted as a Trainer/Support @ PET XI. He also completed nine months on a PGCE placement @ St Helens College, as a BTEC Level 3 Creative Media lecturer. He is currently employed as a full time E-Learning coach at Riverside College.

 

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