I am a freelance filmmaker, videographer and editor based in Wellington, New Zealand. As a filmmaker I make short scenic, observational, documentary and narrative films. As a videographer I make a range of corporate videos for businesses around New Zealand such as promotional videos, profile videos, training videos, and event videos (see the services page for more info).
I have been shooting and cutting for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest childhood memories of growing up in Ireland is using a toilet roll insert as a make-believe camera. I found a fascination in framing the world I saw (albeit oval to begin with) so when I was older I worked weekends and after school to save up to buy my first camera. I recruited family and friends as actors and crew and began making short films. I used two VHS recorders as an editing system by playing the “raw” footage on one and carefully pressing record/stop on the other to select clips and build a sequence.
During the following years I upgraded what equipment I could afford, but it wasn’t until technology advanced in the late 90s with the introduction of affordable non linear computer editing software that my creative juices could flow freely. Technology has continued to advance at an astonishing rate making today a very exciting time to be a low budget filmmaker.
I moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 2010 and gradually built up my business as a freelance filmmaker and videographer. In August 2011 I gained international media attention for my short film ‘Snow On Cuba Mall’ which was featured in The Washington Post, Atlantic Magazine, L’express as well as New Zealand’s TV3 News, Stuff, and Ireland’s RTE TV News.
I am currently working on various projects for clients in New Zealand and the UK and will begin work on a narrative short later this year.
To see recently completed projects please see my Portfolio.