As a filmmaker I am always drawn to the stories that reveal the relationship between nature and human nature. These stories can be a little adventure into the great wilderness that is the natural world and the lives of others. Those secrets awaiting in the grit of life, that magic which presents itself in a moment.
I do a wide variety of production roles but mostly I am a Director/DoP/Editor and natural history cinematographer. Before I became a filmmaker I was a biologist specialising in behavioural ecology and conservation. I learnt filmmaking with Natural History New Zealand whilst completing my masters degree in Science Communication. I have produced and directed the highly acclaimed short documentaries; River Dog and Love in a Little Town. River Dog won 12 awards at film festivals around the globe, including the top awards at Japan Wildlife Film Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK).
I am based in Coromandel New Zealand where I operate a Charitable Trust called Coromandel Film Collective as well as my production business, Nature Society Film. My current projects are; A natural history documentary about the magnificent Kauri Tree, one of the largest and rarest forest giants. A series of short videos about youth and Nature, plus a sequel to the successful River Dog film.
I have the flexibility of a mobile film unit, with lightweight cameras, 4K capability, motion control, sound recording and drone flying at my fingertips, making for independent and on the move production flexibility. I have experience in Advertising, Travel documentary, Promotional shorts, Environmental Documentary, Featue Film and Science film. Coromandel Film Collective (CFC) is set up to produce compelling local film and foster film education and industry development by offering places to young filmmakers on our production teams.