I have eight years of experience working in the camera department for various broadcasters (ABC, Discovery, VICE News), non-profits (WWF, Animals Asia, Fight Dog Meat, USO, JRS, HIAS etc) and production companies while constantly producing, directing, shooting and editing my own personal projects.
Today my short films can be found on streaming platforms such as WaterBear and DocPlay, and have screened at film festivals worldwide. My latest short, The Awakening of the Vietnamese Elephant, received an Honorable Mention at the Jackson Wild Media Awards 2022. Thanks to this film I was selected as one of nine wildlife cinematographers from across the world to participate at the 2022 Jackson Wild Cinematography Lab that took place in Austria in the last week of September. The lab was organised in partnership with The American Society of Cinematographers, with Paul Atkins and Stephen Lighthill as mentors. An experience that helped me refine my techniques and skill sets pushing my creative boundaries.
In Vietnam I filmed short documentaries for Fight Dog Meat and Animals Asia raising awareness around the work they do protecting animals in the country. While freelancing as a cinematographer for RICE Content & Media, I got the opportunity to DOP VICE NEWS's documentary web series Inside the Global Underground Wildlife Trafficking Market, covering the segment in Vietnam.
In Australia I directed and filmed Mother Crocodile, a 45-minute documentary made possible thanks to the ABC development fundings and the Documentary Australia Foundation's support. The film has currently been released into the festival circuits.
I also produced, directed, filmed and edited Through Their Eyes, a mini-doc series highlighting the bond between six humans and six animal species across Australia. The series is available on Qantas inflight entertainment and DocPlay online streaming platform.
Born a traveller, I lived in 12 countries, achieved a MA in Social Anthropology and learned to speak different languages. With a very adaptable, resilient and open-minded predisposition, I now living in the US working full time for a documentary production company in Washigton DC.
The Awakening of the Vietnamese Elephant
2022, Honorable Mention at the Jackson Wild Media Awards.
2022, Best Asia Short at Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF), USA.
2022, Best of Best at Animalis Fabula Film Festival, Austin Texas USA.
Uncle Max & Draken
2021, Best of Best at Animalis Fabula Film Festival, Austin Texas USA.
I'm Coming Home
2015, Golden Remi Award at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.
2014, Best Director Grand Award at California Film Awards.