Behind the Camera

Biography
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After graduating with a Media Arts degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, I have worked in film and television for more than 25 years. For the last 20 years I have worked as a freelance editor and independent arts and community filmmaker. 

 

While living in England, I made videos for clients including the English National Ballet and the English National Opera, the Surrey School Board, Redhill YMCA and the Orpheus Centre for Cerebral Palsy.

 

Since moving to New Zealand in 2008 I have worked as an editor on TV3 news and on a number of documentary series for TV.  I have also continued to work with the youth and disability communities of Auckland, producing more than 100 films. Clients include Kiwa Media, Interacting Theatre, TAPAC, Kelston Deaf College, Hobson Street Theatre, Kotuku Trust and Central Auckland Specialist School. 

 

Telling stories is what filmmaking is all about and the community projects have become a highlight of my career.  Enabling others to tell their story and giving everyday people the opportunity experience the craft of filmmaking, can be a very empowering and life changing experience for all those involved.

Festival Awards

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Focus On Ability Film Festival 2019

HAVE YOU SEEN MY LUNCH?  A short film made with BLENNZ, the Blind and Low Vision school in Manurewa. A light hearted comedy from young blind students. You don't have to see this to believe it!  Winner of the Judges Choice Award. 

https://www.focusonability.com.au/FOA/films/1888.html

Focus On Ability Film Festival 2017

YES WE CAN, the Judges Choice Award for school documentary. This program puts the onus on special need teachers and support staff to find ways to reach your students. 

https://www.focusonability.com.au/FOA/films/1272.html