Recent Broadcast Credits
Gold Rush-RAW TV-Discovery
Shooting PD May 2019 - August 2019
I have a long fascination with gold prospecting, especially as I live in the town where the New Zealand Gold Rush started. So, when an opportunity came up to join the U.K. crew in the Yukon filming the 10th season of the highest rating show on Discovery, I couldn’t say no. It was a great experience being based in a fascinating and beautiful part of the world, and I also got the chance to see quite a bit of Gold.
Australia's Got Talent-Fremantle Media-Seven Network
Shooting PD April 2019 - May 2019
I have to admit, I don’t have a lot of experience working on a major format like this, which is primarily why I wanted to do it. My role was to film be-spoke overlay and reality scenes during the auditions in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Apartment-Imagine Group-Singapore
Senior Story Producer September 2018 - October 2018
A chance to work on Asia’s longest running design show was too good to pass up. Based in Johor Bahru (Malaysia) the show is touted as Asia’s version of ‘The Block’, though in reality it is quite different. As the senior story producer I assisted the show-runner by coordinating the story team, managing story arcs for the season, field directing and shooting the stylized b-roll and integration content as required.
Top Roads China-NHNZ-Shanghai media group
Director-Camera July 2018 - August 2018
China has undergone unparalleded economic growth in the past 30 years. None more so, than in some of the amazing engineering acheivements made to create senational roads and bridges. My role was to research, script and direct two episodes of a six-part series dedicated to roads that both crossed water and others that headed skyward.
The Great Australian Bake-Off / Take Me Out-Fremantle Media
Shooting PD April 2018 - July 2018
Based out of Sydney, I travelled around Australia producing and shooting the back-stories for the fifth season of the Great Australian Bake-off and the very first Australian season of the global phenomenum-Take Me Out. This involved liaising with talent, locking in locations, scheduling shoots, writing scripts and fulfilling all aspects of image acquisition.
Highway Cops-Dog Squad-Renters-Greenstone TV-TVNZ
Shooting PD October 2017 - March 2018
From the dusty back roads and highways of New Zealand’s South Island, to prisons and dodgy rental properties, I currently work with enforcement agencies and property managers as they do their jobs. This can be exciting, amusing and even pretty dangerous, but most importantly it tests my ability to transform observational episodes into riveting television-on the fly.
The Block-Married at First Sight-Warner Bros-TV3
Post Supervisor-Director June 2017 - October 2017
Beginning with three months work on The Block, I started off in post supervising three of the first 10 episodes before relocating to the field to work as a director-story producer. This series was one of the highest rating shows to screen in New Zealand in 2017. After three months of very long days extracting drama on a building site, the shoot wrapped andI was contracted to field direct stories for the very first season of
Married at First Sight in New Zealand.
China’s Amazing Super Plants-Beach House Pictures Taiwan-Discovery
Director-D.O.P January 2017 - April 2017
Working with renowned British botanist, Dr. Mark Spencer, I directed and filmed a show about Spencer’s quest to discover the secrets behind some of China’s most remarkable plants in Yunnan province. Arguably one of the world’s most fascinating biological hotspots, we interacted with people from the Yi and Naxi ethnic groups as they shared their secrets for health and longevity through the traditional use of plants.
Mysteries Of The Mekong-Blue Ant Media-Smithsonian
Director-D.O.P April 2017 - May 2017
Along with my work on observational documentaries and reality television, I also direct and shoot ‘Blue Chip’ Natural History shows. For this job I travelled with my own kit to South East Asia, and spent a month shooting various animals, insects and scenery around the Mekong River in both Thailand and Vietnam. The show is screening on The Smithsonian Channel and was delivered in 4K.
Frontier Borneo-Beach House Pictures Singapore-Discovery
Shooting-Producer-Director June 2016 - November 2016
The opportunity to direct and film a show in Borneo for four months was an amazing experience. My role was to follow scientific experts and eco-guardians as they worked tirelessly to protect the wildlife and environment in Sabah and Sarawak. Liaising with the production company and the series producer in Singapore, the task was to follow leads generated by the field researchers and turn them into riveting edgy stories with visual panache. The show was was nominated for the best documentary series at the Asian Television awards
Kiwi Living-Imagination TV-TVNZ
Camera-Editor April 2016 -May 2016
Travelling around New Zealand with presenter Matt Gibb, I filmed travel stories for a lifestyle show screening in prime-time on TVNZ. After the shooting period finished, I edited some of the episodes in my home edit suite.
Abalone wars-NHNZ-discovery International
Shooting-Producer-Director March 2016 -April 2016
The chance to hang out with the gnarly abalone divers from South Australia as they battle the dangerous water off the Great Australian Bight was too good an opportunity to pass up. Put together from a mixture of observational documentary and scripted story telling, I spent a month heading out to sea with these hardy characters as they battled the elements (and the presence of Great White Sharks) to collect the precious Abalone.
Panda Republic-NHNZ-Animal Planet-France 5
Shooting-Producer-Director July 2015 -December 2015
In 2014, I made three trips to Sichuan province in Central China to produce and shoot a show about China’s most revered animal. To say that this assignment was tricky is a massive understatement. Not only did I need to collect enough material to make a 6 part series AND a 2-hour special, the Chinese are massively protective of The Panda and were very concerned that the story I was making wouldn’t do justice to the work that they are putting into the breeding program. They were extremely happy with the final product, especially as I managed to capture some events that had never been filmed at one of the breeding centres before.
The Slum-Al Jazeera
Camera-Editor October 2014 - June 2015
Based in Manila for four months, this experience still rates as the highlight of my career. In deplorable conditions, we managed to shed light on some of the poorest people in South East Asia and their extreme resilience. The material was all shot from an observational perspective and the show was edited almost entirely in Tagalog, which was real challenge for the series producer and myself. I formed an unshakable bond with The Philippines, which has meant three visits back since that shoot finished.