Having spent his early years of life often moving countries with his mother, Arthurs work focuses on ideas of existentialism and belonging. Within his fiction work, his characters are often in a state of transience, grappling with the meaning of what ‘home’ means to them and what the future holds. He is interested in characters that are naturally on the fringe of societal norms, granting a different lens on the world. After eventually settling back in Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand, Arthur went on to study film at Unitec, graduating with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts with a major in Directing and Writing for Screen.
He then spent 5 years crewing professionally in the New Zealand film industry, expanding his production skillset across multiple departments, while pursuing his own work between paid jobs. During that time he made several short films(‘What Do You See’ & ‘Liptstick’), music videos (‘Neptune’ & ‘Darksong’, both for Terrible Sons) and 2 feature documentaries(‘Malerverksted’ & ‘Somewhere in Between’). In 2020, Arthur was accepted into the Columbia University Graduate film program where he is currently completing his MFA and was recently awarded the celebrated ‘Miloš Forman Directing Fellowship’ from the program.