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About Me


Since graduating with a Masters in Animation, I’ve worked in the film and animation industry - mostly as a director and independent filmmaker.

My aim is to create high-quality films; bringing to life stories of human fragility, foibles and the relationships we forge with the world and those around us.

My films are internationally renowned and have received numerous awards and distinctions.


The Orchestra (2016) gained Oscar-qualification, won over 30 awards and screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide (including Tribeca Film FestivalAspen Shortsfest, BFI London Film FestivalSITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, Guanajuato International Film Festival, FLiCKERFEST, Adelaide Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival).
My previous film, The Not-So-Great Eugene Green (2009), screened at festivals near and far, and also garnered several shiny awards.

I’m currently in development on a number of projects for both the small and large screens.

I am also a freelance animator, compositor and editor for film, animation, music video and motion graphics projects. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to collaborate!



Awards & Nominations


Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animated Short Film - Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Short Animation - FLiCKERFEST Short Film Festival
Best Animation - St Kilda Film Festival
Best Animation - ATOM Awards
Best World Short -
Savannah Film Festival
Best Adult Made Film
- Little Big Shots Children’s Film Festival
Best Animation - ClujShorts
Best Animation - Sonoma International Film Festival
Audience Award Best Animation - Sonoma International Film Festival
Best Short Film - Tromsø Children’s Film Festival - Verdens Beste
Best Original Score - St Kilda Film Festival
Audience Vote Best Australian Animation - Melbourne International Animation Festival
Best Sound Design - Anima Mundi International Animation Festival
Best Sound for an Animated Short Film - Australian Screen Sound Guild
Best International Short Award - Toronto Animation Arts Festival International
Colour Box Award - Flatpack Film Festival
Golden Slipper - Zlín Film Festival
Children's Award - GLAS Animation Festival
Best Animation - DC Shorts Film Festival
Best Animation Short - Nevada City Film Festival
Special Prize "Proiko Proikov" - Golden Kuker - Sofia International Animation Film Festival
Festival Award (International Offical Selection) - Animayo XI International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects and Video Games
Best Score in an Animated Short Film - Jerry Goldsmith Awards
Best Animated Short - International Film Awards Berlin
1st Place - Animation Category - La Costa Film Festival
Jury Award for Best Animation - Indigo Moon Film Festival
Jury Award for Excellence in Narrative Short Storytelling - Destiny City Film Festival
Best Animation Short - Best Short Fest
SEIKO Award - Tokyo Anime Awards Festival
Best Short Animation - Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Audience Award (2nd)/Cine Club Vrilissia - Athens Animfest
Twice Nominee Best Short Animation - Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts
Twice Dendy Awards Finalist - Sydney Film Festival
Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Use of Music - Nashville Film Festival
Jury Honourable Mention for the Best Animated Short - RiverRun Film Festival
Jury Honourable Mention for the Clover & Maggie Award: In Celebration of Life Short Film - Cleveland International Film Festival
Jury Distinction - Athens Animfest
Jury Special Mention - Imaginaria Animation Film Festival
Runner Up Best Animation - Palm Springs International ShortFest
Jury Special Mention for Best Short (Anima’t) - SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya
Australian/NZ Finalist - Lexus Short Films Series




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