I have a degree in creative writing, with a specialisation in writing feature film screenplays. I also have a 2.5 year Diploma of Art and Creativity with Honours (level 6) in digital art and cartooning.
I envision a world where I am conductor of the music of art, designer of the passion of play and writer unique and brilliant and thorough, where I bring the misfits together and crew for the magic of movies.
I also achieved in 2000, a national certificate in television, theatre and radio - my major was television, mostly learning TV station equipment and making short movies on video. My minor was theatre - co-writing, crewing and co-starring as a wise half naked (Native American) Indian in a children's play that toured local primary schools.
2015: Started getting work experience as an art director and in the art department. Began expanding my short fantasy young adult novel to 300 pages to be ready for market. Finished work on a new draft of my feature film script, Notes on a Film. Finished a short film script and a script for a short stage play. Began working on a 400 page novel about growing up in New Zealand. Started collaborating on new creative writing projects with new friends.
2014: Turned my short novel into a feature film script.
October 2013: Finished my first novel, Notes on a Film, and graduated from art college (The Learning Connexion.)
2012: My novel, Notes on a Film, about the creative process, while in development won a mentorship in order to finish the book, paid for by the New Zealand Society of Authors. Barbara Else was my mentor for 10hrs.
2008-2010: Wrote three feature film screenplays while at college (Whitireia Polytechnic.)
2003: Wrote a TV pilot which was praised by TVNZ for its quirkiness but deemed too expensive for them to produce.
2001: Completed a training course in adult literacy tutoring.
2000: Offered a paid gig at a café based on a poety reading. My poetry is available to read online here.
1995: Wrote my first manuscript while in high school. A 500 page fantasy novel inspired by Stephen King, Paul Bonner’s art and Magic: the Gathering (the trading card game.)