I started working in the film industry as a production manager and second assistant director before making my directorial debut on backch@t (Gibson Group) in 1997. In 2000 I began reporting and presenting for the award-winning rural report programme, No.8 Wired. I was runner-up for the BNZ Rongo Award, Excellence in Agricultural Journalism for my storyRural Nurse. From rural reporting i moved to arts and current affairs with Frontseat then directed TVNZ documentary Behind the Scenes at the Lexus: SongQuest 2005. Working with Gibson Group in 2011, I produced the video and display content for over 40 innovative NZ businesses at The Cloud, on Auckland's waterfront during the Rugby World Cup.
Earlier this year I started as AV Director for Gibson Group's new Ship to Shore exhibition at the Texas Seaport Museum, Galveston. For this project I've written the scripts and will direct 27 short videos telling the stories of those who settled in Galveston 1850-1900. Covid-19 has caused us to pause until the situation in Texas gets under control but closer to home I'm about to shoot a new promotional video forSouthward Car Museum. The team at Gibson Group are fitting out the new Len & Vera Southward memorial exhibition which is due to open in November this year.
Last year I completed new audiovisual content for E Tu Whanau. These videos feature interviews recorded at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt and at the PALMS/Rangtahi hui held in Rotorua, July 2019.
In February 2019 I was part of the successful Thistle Hall(Cuba Street, Wellington) exhibition,All Good Things, selling original photographic prints alongside my greeting cards and notebooks,emmacards.