In 1999 I graduated from the VCA School of Film and Television. From there I made some award winning short films and video clips. In 2009 I set up a media company called, Storybox Films, which developed film and TV content and shot corporate videos. In 2013 we released, The Sunset Six, a feature film about a band imploding. I directed and co-wrote it. You can see the trailer here:
In 2017 I directed a production of Rent—again for Ballarat. Then I had a go at my first operas, for Gertrude Opera: two 1 act operas, by Bizet and Salieri.
I’ve directed for the stage as well. Shows for the comedy festival, cabarets etc. In 2016 I had a go at Into The Woods for Ballarat Performing Arts Academy. Directing musicals felt like coming home to me.
Photo credit: Jodie Hutchinson
In 2018 I assisted director, Roger Hodgeman on The Production Company’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. It performed at The Playhouse in Melbourne’s Arts Centre
From November 2018, right through to November 2021, I was the resident director for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical Observing rehearsals conducted by three-time Tony Award winner, Jack O’Brien and associate, Matt Lenz, I took over the reins of the show from opening night onwards, rehearsing in the joining cast and keeping an eye on the production as a whole.