Became known for his 2011 film Rise of the earth from the Apes. He also aimed the 2014 tv program Turn as well as the 2015 film The Gambler. He debuted using the 2008 film The Escapist, which he released on the Sundance Film Celebration. His documentary Dark Times gained an award on the Sundance Film Festival. He wedded and acquired a son called Theodore with screenwriter Erica Beeney. His debut film, The Escapist, starred Brian Cox.