Winner of 17 International awards
Graham began his film career under the aegis of legendary opera and ballet impresario, the late Alan Sievewright FRSA, with whom he worked as personal assistant, assistant director and presenter for Iambic and Primetime TV on a number of internationally acclaimed shows from 1994 – 2006.
Graham later took a Masters Degree in Screen Arts from the Northern Media School and two films from his time:- The Minotaur - a cine-poem - a modern take on an ancient theme - starring Ryan Sampson with the voice of Martin Hancock and Remembrance Day - a semi-autobiographical film about a relationship in the time of AIDS - premiered at The Portobello Film Festival.
In 2010 Graham undertook to film his first major feature which was to be called George - a modern exploration of the life and times of Lord Byron. Famous actors gave their time including Sir Donald Sinden, Dame Janet Suzman and Fenella Fielding OBE. But, due to problems with junior cast members the film never saw the light of day and sat in a series of hard drives gathering dust. During Covid Lockdown, however, Graham reappraised the film and edited up 2 cine-poems from the original material and shot some new footage creating - 1) The Curse of Minerva - a short film using the poetry of Bryon's closet play Manfred starring the original senior cast and 2) Darkness - a straight rendition of Byron's gothic masterpiece narrated by Fenella Fielding. Sending these two films out to the international film festival circuit proved his original idea had merit. Both films won several prestigious awards both nationally and internationally.
Other Cine-poems include the double award winning Lady of the Bluebells - a hymn to the Spring Equinox - shot in the Peak District and the Cosmetically Correct Song - a witty performance by Fenella on a poem in Graham's book Apocalypse Calypso
Documentaries include the award winning Ashby's Odyssey (www.ashbysodyssey.com) which received 4 nominations and nine awards. This film follows former Bond girl - Carole Ashby as she traces her past and ancient roots deep into the UK's Peak District National Park, accompanied by an archaeologist and a clairvoyant, and My Other Life - a documentary following a year in the lives of several students using their poetry and music to tell their stories. this was shot during Graham's tenure as Creative Artist in Residence to the University of Buckingham.
His recent documentary short - The Jews of Rome has won Best documentary short at the Ponza Film Awards in Italy this year (2023)
Graham is also currently working on Tree Father - a cine-poem narrating the life history of a 2000 year old Yew Tree on the edge of Sheffield and The Peak District from its birth in the Iron Age. This work was filmed over two years following the seasons and the animals and plant life from solstice to solstice and back again.
In 2019 in collaboration with Carole Ashby, Graham founded Alkhemia Productions - a film company dedicated to create content with an esoteric edge.