Biography

I'm an award-winning director, writer and producer. 

 

I've made two multi-award-winning short films; Cold Fish in 2017 and Hot Chocolate in 2020. My next film, 

Canvass is currently in post-production.

 

I have a number of feature scripts in various stages of development. 

I have attracted development funding from the NZFC for The High Road and have received NZWG SEED grant twice. Firstly for South West and then for Shadowboxer. I was also the inaugural recipient of the Dunedin - Shanghai Screenwriters Exchange. 

My work in television has spanned almost two decades and over 100 hours of screen time. Career highlights include almost killing Jackie Chan by making him walk off a cliff in Tibet (Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes, National Geographic), travelling New Zealand to discover the latest in cutting edge science (Ever Wondered?, TVNZ7), building a miniature of Captain Scott’s tent (Target, TV3), discovering the most messed up animals that nature has to offer (Weirdest. Nat Geo), eating boiled intestines in a nomad yurt on the Mongolian steppe (TRC, Shanghai Media Group) and investigating masculinity and violence in maximum security prison (Paremoremo, Love + Radio).

I'm a dual citizen of New Zealand and the UK. 

 
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