filmmaker

Hookers for Jesus

 

I came across the Hookers for Jesus organisation whilst researching another documentary for Channel 4. Initially, I thought they might be a band or something.

 

The group turned out to be a charity run by Annie Lobert, an ex-hooker turned missionary who was looking to save girls on the Las Vegas Strip from a life of prostitution.

 

This documentary charts the time I spent with Annie, and the girls she worked with, from the charity's beginnings to the setting up of her first refuge. This was also around the time she married Oz Fox, lead guitarist of award-winning, Eighties, Christian-heavy-metal band, Stryper. 

 

Hookers for Jesus performed admirably in a number of film festivals - winning twice at the Los Angeles Underground Film Festival - and was broadcast in Australia, Germany, Israel and Japan.

 

1x 48' RM Coffey Productions

Mototaxi Flunket

 

In 2010, as I approached a 'significant' birthday he took part in the Adventurists' Mototaxi Junket, a kind of  "rickshaw rally" from Cuzco in Peru, across the Bolivian Altiplano, to Asuncion in Paraguay.

 

In retrospect it was both a midlife crisis and a bit of a disaster. I travelled with three girls. We no longer speak.

 

Still, I had a camera and afterwards made a short film. It was awarded runner-up in the 2011 Adventurists' film festival, and shown at the Royal Geographical Society.