My television directing experience followed on from an expansive career which includes a long list of Assistant Directing credits for international films and award-winning Australian drama. An AFI nomination for Best Episode for a TV series highlighted my first major directing contract with Home and Away. Following on from that, a six-month stint on Shortland Street (NZ) built my total drama slate to over 60 hours of episodic television. Directing the final block of The Tribe (NZ) was my introduction to one-hour television.
My passion for directing and story-telling is fuelled by an artistic desire to explore humanity and the opportunity to collaborate with actors to find the truth in performance is something I embrace as an essential component of this quest. As a result, my creative practice extends beyond the camera and into theatre and running acting classes.
A desire to expand upon the knowledge and skills that I have acquired during my working career resulted in undertaking a period of extensive study and research. This commenced with an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting (RMIT) to first establish a solid foundation in story-telling. Following on, I embarked on a Creative Arts (Film & TV) Honours Degree (Deakin) where I came upon aspects of arthouse cinema that broadened my awareness of story-telling and performance. Further investigation into these areas became the topic of a Master of Fine Arts (Film & TV) degree (VCA) which I completed in 2018.