As a creative professional, I know the power of stories.
I’m drawn to great storytelling—on the page, on stage, on screen, through the visual arts, heritage and in lived experience. At heart, stories reward our curiosity about others and build empathy between us.
Since training in community theatre, I’ve enjoyed service, administration and activism in the arts and heritage in the United Kingdom and Australia. Most recently, I’ve developed concepts for television, culture and events. At every stage, I’ve met and worked with inventive and inspiring people who share my passions.
I want us to reconnect through distinct and shared Australian voices and stories.
the arts and media
I’m part of The Open Group, a tiny but nimble company that’s home to a mix of creative projects and emerging business ideas.
With Stuart Gibson and Nathan Peter Wong, I develop tv drama and animation for young people and families. Every show—quirky or profound—features diverse and relatable characters. Industry leaders have mentored us and commissioned and broadcast our work.
Flying Workshop has a family focus. In parallel—and in contrast—our team is exploring arresting adult drama and factual programming. Character Parts complements Flying Workshop’s recognised name while establishing our presence as ‘grown-up’ independent screenwriters.
Best Bugs Forever
Our first animation follows the escapades of a community (or infestation) of friendly vermin. The show was backed by The Walt Disney Company, which added its characteristic vibrancy and polish. Fifty-two episodes (in six languages) have been produced by the Academy-Award®-nominated studio, Je Suis Bien Content. Families across the world have enjoyed the show on Disney Channel, ABC Australia and other networks.
The Harris Institute for the Arts, Preston
I helped to instigate a £5m bid to restore a Grade-II*-listed 1840s landmark for the community. We envisaged its quarter-acre of floorspace buzzing with education in creative and technical crafts, exhibitions, music, film and performance. Sadly, the building’s poor condition halted our work. Now, a broader coalition is driving the project ahead, and I look forward to contributing.
I’m keen to roll up my sleeves and help you in Sydney or online and across the world.
po Box 1050
Moss Vale nsw 2577
In the spirit of reconciliation, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
I offer my respect to their Elders past, present and future, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. I recognise and can learn from their continuing spiritual, cultural, educational and environmental practices.
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