Born and raised in Middlesbrough, Neil spent his early years watching as many films as humanly possible. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, he moved to Hong Kong, where he worked for the music station Channel [V] - writing, directing and editing music shows.
Back in England, Neil then enjoyed a stint at MTV UK making award-winning promos, idents and short-form commercials. He then headed to 4Creative, where as Creative Director of E4, he wrote and directed acclaimed spots for shows such as Skins and Black Mirror.
As an award winning commercials director, he has made films for - amongst others - McDonald's, Amazon, British Airways, Sony, Cadbury, McCain, John Lewis, Mars, Santander, Bulmers, M&S, BBC, Heinz and Samsung.