Sometimes I direct, sometimes I produce, sometimes both.
I've worked for a wide range of organisations for over 25 years, including the ABC TV (where I trained in continuity and was on staff for many years); December Media; City Post Post Production,; Granada Media; MCM Entertainment; Act3 Animation, 9MM Commercials and Monash University.
My shorts have won over 50 awards, including an AACTA and screened at high profile film festivals such as Clermont Ferrand, Toronto, Palm Springs Shortfest, London BFI, Aspen Shortsfest, Stuttgart, Bradford Animation, SITGES and Annecy, and locally I've won awards at MIFF, St Kilda, Sydney, Flickerfest, Revelation and Adelaide Film Festivals.
Currently I run a small digital media production company called Cherry Hands Media; a monthly writer's group called Bum Glue Club; I've set up a website for low-budget, short-form filmmakers called MicriMovie TV, ocassionally still act in other peoples productions, am involved with the arts community through my studio at 106 Art on Barkly Street, and work part time with Monash University as a multimedia content producer.
I'm a two-time cancer survivor. I eat too much cheese. These facts I don't believe are related.
I live in St Kilda with my fella, our daughter and dog.
That's Me - web series with Leigh Hobbs - director/producer
Amissa Anima - short film - producer with Bernie Clifford
Half of Me - director
The Love Me or Die - animated trailer - producer with Stephen Hamacek
In Her Silence - short film - director/producer with Josie Wadelton
The Gallant Captain - animated short - producer/co-director with Graeme Base and The Lampshade Collective
Nullarbor - animated short - producer with The Lampshade Collective
Tanked - TV pilot / teaser - director/producer with Kerry Drumm
The Haplocks - animated short - producer/director - Emergint
The Wedge - ocassional director/additional material - Cornerbox/Channel 10
Skybus TV - regular travel/infotainment program - Immediacy Media Agency
TVC director - Freelance - 9mm Commercials
N for Nelly - award winnng short film
The Referees - Tropfest Finalist short film
Crazy Richard - Short Feature co-director
Many other short films, corporates, music videos, theatre coverage, segment TV, TVCs & TV pilots
Blue Heelers - Director's Attachment. Dir: Richard Jasek
Blue Heelers - Multi-camera directing with Chris Langman
AFTRS Single-camera directing - with Kathy Mueller
AFTRS Animation writing & directing - with Denis Tupicoff
RMIT Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting
RMIT Multimedia Studies
Swinburne Website and Multimedia Design
ABC Television - Producer Assistant and Continuity Training
AFTRS - Production Management
Deakin University - Arts / Literature Degree (not completed)