My films set out to be gentle, but gently unsettling. I love the stories of seemingly normal people, with seemingly normal problems. But with enough time and attention, everyone is unique and their stories can transform us in unexpected ways.
It was reality television the UK and USA that taught me everything I know to not do in documentary!
I set out to make a film that was unflinchingly honest in 'Where There is Life' yet hopeful in that the husband and unexpected hero steps up when many of us in the same position would really step sideways. The film negotiates tactfully the themes of disability, identity, love and dignity in death. The story of this family, filmed over four years, under pressure, leads the viewer to consider "how do we best live, when in the midst of dying?".
The film has garnered awards from festivals internationally, Doc Without Borders, Wayward Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, International Blow-up Festival and I was a finalist for the London Independent Film Festival, 2017.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Siouxsie with an X2022
    Documentary
    Siouxsie & the Virus (Short documentary) 2020
    Documentary
    Tokyo Woman2020
    Documentary, Short
    The Secret Life of Librarians2019
    Documentary
    Where There is Life2017
    Documentary, Feature
  • Director (5 Credits)
    Siouxsie with an X2022
    Documentary
    Siouxsie & the Virus (Short documentary) 2020
    Documentary
    Tokyo Woman2020
    Documentary, Short
    The Secret Life of Librarians2019
    Documentary
    Where There is Life2017
    Documentary, Feature
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Tokyo Woman2020
    Documentary, Short
Finalist - Best First Time Director
Where There is Life
London Independent Film Awards
London
Birth City
London, England
Current City
Wellington, New Zealand
"Film-making must be confronting, even if it makes us uncomfortable", David Stratton
My films set out to be gentle, but gently unsettling. I love the stories of seemingly normal people, with seemingly normal problems. But with enough time and attention, everyone is unique and their stories can transform us in unexpected ways.
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