I grew up in a small village on the west coast of Scotland and ran away to join the BBC when I was eighteen. I worked at Television Centre in London. The BBC taught me a tremendous amount about video production, but most importantly they taught me what it meant to be a professional. I then worked in South Africa and Canada and on my twenty-seventh birthday I became Chief Engineer, Electronic Cinema for Francis Coppola in Holllywood. This is where I learned to edit motion pictures, among other things. I eventually wrote and directed a low budget feature which Mr. Coppola produced. I have recently returned to filmmaking after some time spent establishing an Asian Pear orchard here in the beautiful Ozark highlands. I spent the last few years selecting equipment and learning the latest production and post-production technologies.