VIDEO JOURNALISM

TRAVELLING THE WORLD WITH MY CAMERA BACKPACK AND TRIPOD, I SHOOT, PRODUCE, REPORT AND EDIT. I'VE MADE SHORT FILMS ON A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS, FOR TELEVISION, NEWSPAPERS, AND FOR NGO AND SCIENCE CLIENTS.

Hundreds of students sing, perform haka at memorial for Christchurch victims

The Washington Post (2019)

The day after the March 15 2019 Christchurch terror attack the Washington Post sent me there to report on the aftermath of the tragedy, as a video journalist and to assist Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield with reporting for the newspaper and online.

 

SHarks and Smugglers in Indonesia

ABC News 24 and The Australia Network (2013)

Indonesian fishermen from the island of Rote have hunted sharks in the Timor Sea for generations.

But the falling price of shark fin in Hong Kong and China, a crushing debt cycle, and increasingly restrictive Australian maritime policies mean many are turning to what they see as the only other viable option for using their seafaring skills: people smuggling.

 


THE CHINESE in WEST AFRICA

The Australia Network (2012)

China is investing in countries across Africa, hoping to win influence - and gain access to resources - across the continent. I made my first video current affairs story in Guinea, a small West African country with vast bauxite reserves.

Many of the grandest buildings in the country's crumbling capital Conakry were built by China, tokens of a connection dating back half a century, to when socialist Guinea was the first sub-saharan African country to recognise communist China. Now, a brand new soccer stadium reminds a new generation of China's enduring friendship.


The landscape approach

Center for International Forestry Research (2013)

Through the lens of the beautiful Gunung Halimun Salak National Park area in Java - and the lives of those who live there - I explored what a 'landscape approach' means - as a way to reconcile conservation, agriculture, development and industry in a single area, and ensure we feed the earth's growing population while preserving the environment.

 

 


THE CONGO BASIN

Center for International Forestry Research (2012)

I was sent to the Congo Basin - Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo - to film a range of stories about the research being conducted there, in the world's second largest tropical forest - a huge carbon sink, biodiversity hub, and source of livelihood for 60 million people.