2019 ------------ Coming soon:

What to call myself? Filmmaker - or more specifically, I tell stories, and I use the medium of film for that. What am I exploring in the stories? It was never my conscious intention, but I've come to realise they nearly all come back to a similar thing: a character I create trying to connect with other people - friends, family or society. These characters who have grown up profoundly alienated from meaningful familial/social contact. Aspects of that experience are familiar to me and I'm exploring it, maybe for myself, but I hope it inspires others too: because I realise it's hard to find a way out of your first conditionings, but my characters are always trying to do that, to develop across their lives, in one way or another. There is humour, pathos, the fantastic, even in the cinéma-vérité styled films I've made. That's the stories.
What about the form? What can we get from an image - a sight or sound that shortcuts the word-stream? Film is perfect at that, and that's why I use its sounds and images to reach across to you.
This will keep me busy.


2015: Short film Maul is now on Vimeo!

MAY 2014: Short film Maul playing Wairoa Maori Film Festival.

Maul on Facebook here!

JULY/AUGUST 2013: Short film Maul playing Melbourne International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival.