Birds’ Eye View

Stephen is a Trustee of Birds’ Eye View

Our mission celebrates wider perspectives of the world by bringing ever-greater audiences to films by women.

Birds’ Eye View is a not-for-profit that centres the female perspective in film and campaigns for gender equality in all film spaces. We see ourselves as inclusive – not just for women, but for everyone.

Now in its 18th year, we continue to spotlight and celebrate new and classic films created by women through our #ReclaimTheFrame project (RTF), funded by the BFI Audience Fund, and support women working in film through advocacy, investment, mentoring and events.

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Central Film School

Stephen is the Chairman of the Board of the Central Film School

The Central Film School offers students a practical education in fictional narrative and documentary filmmaking. We aim to give independent voices the skills and knowledge needed to tell their stories through film. We train filmmakers and screenwriters to work in the industry as soon as they graduate, both in the UK and internationally.

Through our BA (Hons), MA and Short Courses, we give students a grounding in all aspects of filmmaking, including both fiction and factual disciplines.

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Catsnake: The Story Agency

Stephen is the founder and co-owner of Catsnake: The Story Agency

Stephen founded Catsnake: The Story Agency, which helps clients to use storytelling to change hearts and minds. The majority of their work is for charities and non-profits, with a little bit of corporate work thrown in. Catsnake’s work takes many forms, including:

  • Television Adverts, including their current spot for Unicef which is currently playing UK-wide;
  • Online Videos, with over 35 million views to date;
  • Campaign Design, and management, such as our Britain Cares campaign for Scope;
  • Consulting, such as helping a 1,000-year-old National Trust castle tell their tales;
  • Training, teaching storytelling to staff at institutions including the BBC, National Trust and Jaguar Land Rover
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VOD Clickstream

Stephen founded VOD Clickstream and leads the team of data scientists and film experts.

Our unique clickstream data allows us to analyse viewing patterns on Netflix between January 2016 and June 2019.

This is wholly independent research. We’re not affiliated with Netflix or any other streaming platform or studio.

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