In 1997, after graduating from film school in the UK, I began work in the
broadcast television industry. I initially found employment as a lighting camera
operator and cameraman in-studio on game shows and kids’ programmes and
on location on short dramas and corporate videos.
In 2001 I started working as a professional editor, initially in news and current
affairs for Central Television in Nottingham and then the BBC in London and from
early 2008, for ABC Television Arts in Melbourne. Since moving to Australia in
2006, I have also worked for independent production companies including Circe
Films, WTFN and NABTV.
In 2010, and in parallel to my editing career, I started to work as an independent
filmmaker producing, shooting and editing stories for the ABC’s weekly
programme, Art Nation.
Since that time I have continued to pursue work as an editor in the broadcast and
non-broadcast industries, while also working on my own documentary projects.
2012. Renegade, Melbourne.
One part of 3 x 1 hour documentary series for SBS Television, which examines the history of the Australian mining industry.
2012. Fremantle Media, Melbourne.
Australian soap opera favourite, NEIGHBOURS.
2012. 360 Degree Films, Melbourne.
Teaser editor for prolific factual television production company.
2011. Sportsbrand, Melbourne.
Half-hour sports documentary series, TRAIN TO WIN, made for broadcast. The series interprets sport broadly to encompass Parkour, Muay Thai Boxing, Free Diving & Skeleton Bobsleigh. Each episode follows an individual as they train in their field.
2011. The Picture Tank, Melbourne.
Half-hour, two-camera medical drama, A DOCTOR’S LIFE for established feature film production company.
2011. Foxtel, Melbourne.
Promo Producer for one of several Foxtel cable channels. The role included scripting and editing 30 - 60 second programme promos, working with a voiceover artist, graphic designer and post-production sound engineer.
2010. ABC Ripponlea, Melbourne.
Edited four half-hour documentaries for ABC TV Arts programme ARTSCAPE.
These included two observational documentaries on Archibald Prize-winner, Del
Kathryn Barton and American sound artist, Stephen Vitiello; and a two-parter
presented by comedienne, Hannah Gadsby to mark the 150th anniversary of the
National Gallery of Victoria.
2008 – 2010. ABC Ripponlea, Melbourne.
Editor for ABC TV Arts programme, ART NATION (previously SUNDAY ARTS).
Created highly crafted and stylised pieces of 3–12 minutes in length for the
popular weekly arts magazine programme.
2007. Circe Films, Melbourne.
Editor on feature-length documentary, JESUS CAN'T SKATE about champion
artistic roller skater, Jayson Sutcliffe and his decision to retire from the sport after
going for gold at the World Championships in Rome. The film was later released as ROLLERBOY.
2007. ABC Southbank, Melbourne.
Editor for THE 7:30 REPORT, STATELINE, LATELINE, LANDLINE & the nightly news
2007. WTFN, Melbourne.
Editor for an independent production company making light entertainment and
lifestyle series for channels Seven and Nine, including COXY'S BIG BREAK and TALK TO THE ANIMALS.
2002 – 2006. BBC, Television Centre, London.
For the first 18 months of full-time employment, I worked across a range of the
BBC’s news output including BBC1’s network national bulletins, and digital
channels NEWS 24 & WORLD. For the latter two-and-a-half years I worked almost exclusively for NEWSNIGHT,
BBC2’s flagship current affairs programme. For the show I cut both ‘on-the-day’
6-8 min pieces and 10-20 min films. I also worked regularly for NEWSNIGHT REVIEW, a weekly arts and culture discussion slot that included short but highly
Working for NEWSNIGHT involved some travel overseas to locations including St.
Petersburg and Brussels.
2001. Central News, Nottingham, UK.
Freelance editor on regional news bulletins and Asian magazine programme.
1998 – 2000. Carlton Studios, Nottingham, UK.
Junior Camera Operator on a variety of studio and location-based shows for
Carlton and the BBC including current affairs (QUESTION TIME), children’s shows,
sit coms, game shows (incl. FAMILY FORTUNES), music shows, regional listings
and lifestyle programmes.