I'm a story developer and - well - passionate story geek. I'm English with Australian Residency. I live in Sydney with my family and work globally. I'm visual arts trained - my first career was as a fashion designer.
I've been working in the screen industry for 18 years in development, production and for government funding agencies. In that time I’ve analysed, edited and developed hundreds of screen stories across film, TV, online series, immersive theatre and VR, at every stage of development to production. Most recently I script edited Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife feature film, in pre-production, and Nekrotronic, by the Roache-Turner brothers, released late 2019.
As development executive at Screen Australia I worked with leading Australian filmmakers on the development of produced films including The Babadook, The Dressmaker, Lion, Last Cab to Darwin, Jasper Jones, Berlin Syndrome, Ali's Wedding, Backtrack and Hounds of Love. I read and assessed hundreds of screen projects. I was the lead executive for Screen Australia’s International High End TV Drama Development Fund, which supported See-Saw/ABC/Netflix's Monkey and Hoodlum/Netflix's Tidelands. I started my career as production co-ordinator at first take films, which launched the careers of filmmakers including Andrea Arnold and Mike Barker.
As consultant development producer at leading Sydney commercials production company Photoplay Films, I'm developing a slate of scripted projects in film, TV, web and VR. I'm a consultant and script assessor (development and production funding) for organisations including Screen Australia, New Zealand Film Commission, Screen Tasmania, Film Victoria and Screen West.