My favourite stories follow the underdog’s struggle with the expectations of society. I love telling stories with irony that hero the drollery of life. I like to tell stories that are alive rather than overly polished and shined.

SLATE/PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

UNDERWOOD
Feature Film, Black Comedy
When an unstable, failed romance writer discovers his daughter is terminally ill, he plans his own ‘accidental death’ for insurance money. What he doesn’t plan for is the unexpected help from a pair of extortionists.

STOWAWAY
Short Film, Drama
How far will you go to protect those you love? In a desperate attempt to help her husband kick his addiction, Ophelia stages an intervention – sailing to Airlie Beach. But when an uninvited passenger boards, her idyllic trip falls to pieces. After Jonny accidentally kills the stowaway in a violent outburst, will Ophelia turn him in or be left bound by his guilt?

EMPLOYMENT

With a background in advertising and a commerce degree I use both sides of my brain. Currently working for a Melbourne production company I write and am involved in the marketing and expansion of our company I have learned a lot about producing and the technical aspects of filmmaking. I’m currently in production on a short documentary ‘Old love’ and have written, directed and produced a short film at the New York Film Academy.

PREFERRED MEDIA

Feature Film
Short Film
Network/On-Demand Television
Online Content
Music Video

PREFERRED GENRES

Art House
Comedy
Drama
Documentary
Thriller

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