I’m a Wellington-based writer/director, who also dabbles in film editing, videography and photography.
In 2013 I completed an MA in Scriptwriting at the International Institute of Modern Letters (Victoria University of Wellington). Subsequently, I wrote and directed My Secret Valentine, a short film which was selected as a Tropfest NZ finalist, and directed Deathday Wishes, a 48HOURS film which was nominated for awards, both at local and national level. Late last year I wrote and directed short mockumentary About Troy, and in February 2015 I directed Bastard, a Oneshot Collective film.
Prior to returning home to New Zealand, I lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland for 18 months, having been fortunate enough to be selected for the Aim High technical training scheme offered by the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen. I started off with two placements in post-production, at indie The PictureHouse, and at the BBC. Subsequently I gained a place as DIT Trainee in the camera department of HBO’s Game of Thrones, followed by my final placement as offline editor of 360 Production/BBC Worldwide’s YouTube channel, HeadSqueeze.
While in Belfast I made ten mini-documentaries for the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, eight music videos, and a short film. A short film I wrote, One Night, was produced with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. One Night showed at the Belfast Film Festival and London Independent Film Festival.
Currently I’m seeking freelance editing work. I am running Avid Media Composer but am equally happy working with Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro. I am also available for directing and camera department work, as well as making corporate and wedding videos.
I love music, travel, and a nice cup of black coffee.