Hartley's experience so far has seen him capturing the experiences of refugees in Europe, gathering stories on the road from the UK to Mongolia with the infamous Mongol Rally, exploring political and cultural identity in Tunisia, and acting as creative lead on multi-national projects for global ethnographic research agency BAMM.
Having filmed in over 20 countries across the globe to date, Hartley's objective as an award-winning documentary-maker is to develop a career in film and TV exploring current affairs, sharing people's stories and raising awareness of suffering.
Hartley also has experience running a small production company producing promo films and music videos; freelancing in a number of roles including development research, camera operating, sound recording and editing; and teaching film-making workshops for young people.