What makes this ultra-cool London artist and filmmaker tick? Find out.

My film style is…

Glitchy, kaleidoscopic and surreal.

And my fashion style is…

Sometimes the tomboy, sometimes the tart.

When starting a video project, I begin by…

Scribbling and sketching to feel out the direction I want to take, then searching the galaxy or artist’s work that exists outside of my studio for inspiration.

Most fun video I ever did…

I think I had the most fun making Paint Test No. 1 for NOWNESS. I shot it in one day, with a friend of mine, and a pot of body paint. Very simple and so much fun.

The key to making a good video is…

Understanding movement, and pacing.

And when being filmed, always remember to…

Stay relaxed. Something I rarely remember. My face moves around so much and my hands speak some sort of sign language when I start talking on camera. Almost like a Jim Carrey character. Not a good look.

Favorite work by another filmmaker…

I have been researching music videos this morning and came across this video which I fell in love with a couple of years ago. Sometimes the simplest ideas are best.

My current obsessions…

The band Blood Orange and affogato (coffee poured over ice cream).

I collect…

Plastic Mickey Mouse heads.

My design/art/fashion icons…

László Moholy-Nagy for design, Marlene Dumas for art and Raf Simons for fashion.

My personal styling trick…

I am borrowing this from Coco Chanel — to always take off one accessory or piece of jewelry on the way out of the door. Better to be understated than visually too noisy.

My dream collaboration…

A music video for someone who I think is awesome — maybe Frank Ocean, Grimes or Elvis.

Best advice I ever received…

“The cream rises to the top,” from my Dad when I left art school. It means something like, don’t be put off by the competition, only the best stick it out for the long run.

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