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. An additional six-month stint on Shortland Street (NZ) built a 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.
A desire to expand on my knowledge of directing resulted in a return to study. In preparation, an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting established a solid foundation in story-telling. A Creative Arts (Film & TV) Honours followed, and I have just recently completed a Master of Fine Arts (Film & TV) degree at VCA, Melbourne. The creative output of this undertaking comprises of two short films, Six Steps to Eternal Death (2016) and The Dream of the Songstress (2018). Both films experiment, to various degrees, with an austere style of directing and anti-narrative conventions. Along with nourishing my own creativity, this work has facilitated a deeper understanding and fresh perspective in which to apply to traditional directing.