KIA ORA. Welcome to this little place of the world where I call home, Aotearoa New Zealand – land of the long white cloud.
I was brought up on the streets of Arataki, a little beach community in Mount Maunganui during the 90s & early 00s. I now find myself on the otherside side of the island on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington. It's an eclectic area with lots of interesting and creative folks who have great stories to share. It's fun to get to know these people and find out what makes them tick. What's going on the inside. These are the stories I like to tell, real stories of people and place.
I've been working with film for the past decade in the New Zealand film and television industry, but it has been a life long sport. From the early days making skate and surf films or staging CKY type stunts, to adapting films in the vein of filmmakers like Sophia Coppolla, David Lynch and Richard Linklater. Whatever had influence during that time and place. Professionally, I've been involved in projects cross the gamut, from commercials, feature and short films, doco's, music videos, broadcast television and almost everything in between. Diversity is the spice of life, and the variety keeps me hooked.
Films open up new worlds to audiences as much as they do to the filmmaker. The medium allows you and the people watching to create a deep connection and involvement with the subject matter. The layers of a film can also create a real emotional experience and engagement. Film moves you, especially when they are relatable and immersive. It takes you on a journey and should hopefully change something in you by the end. At least that's the goal.
I'm open to the opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded artists, creators and collectives who are interested in pursuing similar ends, producing interesting and novel content for receptive audiences. Drop me a line.
Hei konā mai,