Brought up in London, Oscar first tried his hand at directing and editing in his teens, shooting skate films. Going on to Brighton to study Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex, he soon found he missed filmmaking as a creative outlet, and began picking up small jobs for fellow students. It wasn’t long before he fell in with i-D magazine through a family connection, at a time when short videos were increasingly in demand for online platforms.
Starting out capturing interviews and work for events, Oscar was putting multiple skills to use, freelancing as an editor and videographer – a period he credits with providing valuable contacts, opportunities and knowledge; “At the beginning you support yourself however you can. I was able to make a living doing the same thing as I wanted to [creatively], and was able to be available for the good stuff.”
After working independently, Oscar first signed with an artist management company, before joining Pulse Films. He tells us how this relationship plays out, and how he balances his own personal work with music videos and commercials for brands such as booking.com and Ikea.