I like vinyl, authentic ramen & my dog named Lady.
I'm a commercial film director from New Zealand based out of Dubai.
Mafi Arabi, yet learning and trying to understand the complex Arabic culture has been a great & fascinating eye opener. Can anyone eat Mansaf and continue a productive day? No. Scientifically proven not possible.
I'm on a journey to create my own look and feel as a director. I want people to see my films, recognise my style and want to be a part of it. Lately I've been creating moodier films with character as I feel they have a kind of authenticity to them.
I've enjoyed applying this to films advertising washing machines or a gamified spy craft experience through to launching sponsorships with race cars or a brand film for a national defence conglomerate.
I like sound design and lively sound environments in my scenes so to give context to the story. I also like to explore emotions. Creating super smiley, flat, over lit scenarios is NOT my vibe.
Haze machines, hand held camera work, shallow depth of field and motivation for movement is. Follow the eye line, what are they looking at.
I'm also working on some wittier and stylised pieces with crash zooms, whip pans, comedic timing with quirky characters and wardrobe. These are fun films I like to develop together with talent and creatives.
Not gonna lie, I'm a passionate collaborative film maker. That means I'm all in on bringing our vision to life. I've been working in the field for 10 years so I like to work clean & fast because I know what I want. The performance and story is always the main focus. In saying that, people say I'm pretty chilled.
So hit me up to discuss a concept, talk about my reel or go out for ramen. Daikan in JLT is my local.
Content, Directing, Script Writing
Film (Short / Documentary)
Dubai Lynx - Winner
ABU DHABI SHIP BUILDING, Adnoc, Aldar, Amazon, Burger King, Cadillac, CBD NOW, DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND CULTURE ABU DHABI, Dubai Tourism, EXPO DUBAI 2020, GMC, Google, Hewlett Packard, Masdar, mashreq bank, MOHAMED BIN ZAYED UNIVERSITY FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, NPCC, Porsche, Red Bull Media House, SANAD, STC, ZOMATO