The foundation of my career was in production and research from 2006 onwards, then directing four seasons of the hugely successful TV2 show ‘Just the Job’. Since then I have adapted my screenwriting skills across a range of storytelling disciplines including television, documentary, and drama.
During that time I spent several seasons coordinating camera crews on the award winning show 'MasterChef NZ' which included incursions into Singapore and Melbourne. It was at this time I refined my camera operating skills that would serve me well in years to come.
In 2012 my unique and moving drama ‘A New Song’ received outstanding audience reviews at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival.
The same year I directed the intricately plotted documentary about the turbulent life of iconic kiwi pop-rockers ‘The Exponents’ for PRIME rocks. It received superb reviews; was The NZ Herald's pick of the week; and was nominated for TV guide's documentary of the year.
In 2013 I field directed (OPC) several high profile shows such as ‘New Zealand’s Got Talent’, ‘Road Cops’, and ‘Coastwatch’.
Story Producing 'MasterChef NZ' in 2013 for TV ONE was another leap for my professional development.
In 2014 I directed a documentary for 'PRIME rocks' about New Zealand's most rock n' roll band - Dragon. I also shot for 'Grand Designs', directed several products for Universal Music, and started directing New Zealand's highest rating reality TV show Police Ten 7.
2015 has so far been an exciting year for me because several of my own stories are coming to fruition.
My Dragon documentary basks in another great review, this time in Stuff calling it "A moving, hilarious and irresistibly catchy piece of history. ONE TO WATCH".
A feature documentary titled 'Drew Blood & the Fang Bangers' has been thrust upon me. It's will be shot over a couple of years, but I have five very productive shoot days behind me.
I'm hard at work directing a documentary for PRIME rocks about New Zealand's most rock n' roll band - Dragon.
The Bat Country music video is done and the band and myself are stoked with it.
The Exponents Documentary is NZ Herald's TV Pick of the week.
It screens as a Prime Rocks Special on Wednesday 22 May 2013 at 9.30pm.
I've been shooting with the new Sony F5. It has great functionality (big buttons) and all the tricks you'd expect from a high end camera.
The talent even remarked "That's a really cool camera - it's really big".
I said "Thanks".