I have been working in the industry since 2011 in a variety of roles. Production on local projects, location work on bigger productions and some casting assistant roles. Most of my work has been in Otago and Canterbury. I have also been co-ordinating ‘Filmmakers in Schools’ since 2015. This Waitaki based initiative has involved teaching film in primary and high schools, as well as a community and holiday programmes.
2021: The Royal Treatment (dir. Rick Jacobson) Oamaru location assistant. Creative Collaborations in Action - selected as a producer. Completed Waitaki Gets Growing; Webinar editing; 2020: Power of the Dog (dir. Jane Campion) - Oamaru location, and sourced location assistants for Oamaru and Dunedin. Waitaki Connect and World Connect. Lockdown Zoom interviews - producer. Waitaki Gets Growing - web-based series with local gardening experts-producer. 2019: Shot two short films as producer in Otago. Short Film Otago funded Blue Lake (director Anya Tate Manning), and Broken (US based writer/ director Joshua Good).2018: Invernia 3 - Waitaki region Sharemilker of the Year promotional video. Producer. 2017: 'Charlie's Chunks' - Short film on the Rainbow Confectionery Pineapple Chunks story; Runner up - Waitaki Unique Stories Competition. Casting/ Producer ‘Anzacs’ for Sir John Monash Media Centre, Villeurs Bretonneux, France (Wild Bear Entertainment, dir: Serge Ou); Immersive film and vignettes - prep: location; pre-production week and shoot week: extras coordinator; ‘Blink’ (A Stone’s Throw Productions and Golding Arts); Web series pilot for ‘New Blood’ TVNZ Competition; Producer, casting 2015/ 2016: ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ and ‘Lane of Marvels’ (A Stone’s Throw Productions, Vocal Mechanics and Golding Arts);Heritage Schools Theatrical Mixed Media Productions.; Experimental combined film/theatre creations, plus activities, for primary school students; Producer 2015: Nga Hau - short for Museum of Wellington City and Sea (Perceptual Engineering); Location and casting 2012 - 2014: Lexi - Independent feature film (Kahu Films) Oamaru: postproduction fundraising (Pledge Me); Distribution/ marketing direct to theatres. Screenings: Nov 2014 - March 2015; Co-producer, casting director. 2014: Wire - Independent short film in post-production (Director: Dion Bryant) Oamaru: co-producer, casting, actor (Not yet finished) May – July 2014: Olympic Man - Japanese TV Movie (NZ Network) Oamaru: pre-production location/ art assist, on set production assistant, location assistant, local recruitment. March 2014:Sunset Song - Darfield (Aroha Productions): one day casting assistant; one day extra 2011 – 2012: Ads4Ever Independent feature film in post production: casting, producer and extra (Not yet finished) Sept – Dec 2011: The Hobbit - Tekapo/ Oamaru: casting assistant, Laketown extra; July 2013: Wellington: extra, Jan 2014: T.V.C: Green Dakara Curious Films - Oamaru/ Waimate: Location assistant, Stills team assistant July 2013: Holden “The Beige Escape” 8Com - Oamaru: local casting director 2013: Smirnoff “Sky” Cherokee Films - Oamaru: extras casting assistant, extra.