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Since graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2010, I have been on a mission to create films that are as moving as they are striking. My work is emotive and sensory, with a decidedly female point-of-view.

My training as a director came on the sets of blockbuster feature films. I have worked as an Assistant Director on such productions as The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine, Unbroken, Gods of Egypt, Peter Rabbit, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Top of The Lake, Wonderland, Redfern Now, and 2:22. My experience working closely with some of the world's most acclaimed directors - including Baz Luhrmann, Angelina Jolie, Alex Proyas and James Mangold - has been pivotal in developing my style and methodology.

In 2015, I joined the team at Paper Moose - an award-winning production company in Sydney - as their first female director. There I created a trilogy of music videos for Universal Music's Vera Blue. My short film promoting marriage equality - We Will - went viral in January 2016, with over 4 million views.


In 2017, I was awarded Screen NSW's Generator: Emerging Filmmaker's Fund to write and direct Bodies, a short feminist drama exploring the intersections of mental illness and disability. Executive produced by Aquarius Films (Lion, Berlin Syndrome), Bodies premiered at the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival.

I am currently in post-production on Hook Up, a queer coming-of-age short drama funded by The Melbourne Queer Film Festival. I am also developing a 6 x 1 hour mystery drama series created by Stef Smith and supported by Screen NSW.

I currently work in Drama Development at Ian Collie's award-winning Easy Tiger Productions, a boutique drama company under the global FremantleMedia Drama banner where I work on a slate of local and international dramas including Rake (ABC), Jack Irish (ABC), Sunshine (SBS)and Doctor Doctor (Nine Network)