Howard's life in Film and TV began as a Lab Technician working predominantly with 16mm and 35mm. Displaying knowledge and integrity throughout his career, his expertise led to the position of Operations Manager at Film Lab North inc The Finishing School, a department of ITV Northern Resources. Clients included the BBC Natural History Unit (The Blue Planet), Warp Films (This is England) and NASA.
After 20 odd years and 100 million feet of film some fool suggested that becoming an Independent Film Producer would be the logical next step. And after a chance encounter with Mike Dawson, "Confession" became his resultant first film. And it was shot on film (of course).