Writer, producer, director, editor and teacher
Currently the director of Craft Media Workshop, I specialise in creating online communications strategy and content for sole traders, start-ups and small business. Video production, photography, copy-writing and social media strategy are all tools at my disposal. And I can clean up your prose like a goat on a gorse bush.
More than a decade producing independent documentary means I know how to get things done. My feature There Once was an Island, funded through The New Zealand Film Commission and America's PBS, was internationally distributed and acclaimed, and other work has also screened across the world. With my business co-founder at On the Level Productions, I created an online presence and outreach for There Once was an Island, leading to educational sales that outstripped expectation. I've edited and created online content for nzherald.co.nz, P3 Foundation and internally at the University of Auckland Business School, significantly increasing the profile and effectiveness of its Innovative Learning and Teaching unit. After 10 years producing content in the tertiary sector, I'm across communication for education and online course design. Competent as a camera operator and offline editor, I'm also conversant with managing video and audio post workflows. Screen-capture, image editing and most content management systems are all old friends.
For seven years I taught video production to stage three students at the University of Auckland Business School. My teaching evaluations were among the highest in my department. These experiences formed the basis of a multimedia guide to running effective video assignments, developed with a University of Auckland Learning Enhancement Grant and released in 2017. I've also researched and published academically.
I have a Masters in Documentary Directing, an Honours degree in Social Anthropology and a Certificate of Academic Practice. In my 'spare time' I post inflammatory material on Facebook, write blogs and support grassroots poverty eradication. At dinner parties I usually have something surprising to say. I love meeting new people. You should probably get in touch.