Learning → Strategy → Story → Visuals
Business Value & Beautiful Creative
Creative Director and Director at First Person .
I have come from a background of on & off set visual effects supervision, compositing & project management to the world of story, ideation and directing. I love visual effects, but all the bells & whistles are pointless without story & reason. A great visual effects shot will always look out of place if it does not complement the story; no matter how cool it is.
I love creating an idea and bringing the stories to life. Seeing it through from scribbles in a notebook to a final piece. From the sleepless nights working out an idea, pitching to client to directing on set and post production, I really dig every part of the process.
I graduated from the Academy of Art University San Francisco with a BFA in Animation & Visual Effects, and the University of Technology Sydney with a Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice (IT Project Management) & have been involved on & off set with shoots ranging from commercials for fortune 100 companies and local businesses to feature films. I have worked for HBO, Tippett Studios, Elastic Creative, Westernized Productions & now First Person. I am also a member of the Visual Effects Society.
My influences include film, fine art, visual effects & light installation artists. I am captivated by the art of Olafur Eliasson, Leo Villareal, Len Lye, Oskar Fischinger, Michel Gondry, Kozyndan, Charming Baker, Chris Greco, the visual effects work of Phil Tippett, Chris Morley & Catherine Tate & music videos & adverts directed by Kim Gehring. My favourite film is Harold & Maude and I'm pretty keen on anything Miranda July makes.
I have traveled all around the world, living in the UK, USA & Japan, although, my Japanese is limited to booger jokes.
But most importantly, my mother thinks I am a catch.
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