A day

I loved the Australian winter and Spring. Cold misty mornings, blue skies, warm and calm days. Then it could change to torrential rain, thunder and lightening. This only happened 3 times in the three months I was there. It was pretty amazing! Beaudesert is about an hour inland from the Gold Coast.

Misty morning, crazy bird song. 

In New Zealand we call it the ‘morning chorus’. I’m not quite sure what to call this, haha. I’m on way for coffee at 6am. It’s misty most mornings here in Beaudesert #queensland and although the temperature drops to 3-4C at nights/early morning it will be 23-24C in a few hours. It kind of makes …

So much to do

All the time. But I still have to have fun. Storm. Heres an old school double exposure. Took some First Nation friends for a walk up Ōtaki Forks. They were here for Maoriland Film Festival which was fantastic. It gets better every year. Writing always takes time.

Tonga

I was really lucky to spend some time in Tonga. A team of film makers and a very small crew went to help make three short films. Tongan stories the Tongan way. Loved it. 12 hour days in 30 degree heat then swimming, local food and beer. Couldn't ask for a better gig.  My new …

Hawaiki

I made a short video of my trip to Hawai'i earlier this year. I attended the inaugural Deep Waters Film Festival organised by PIC and UH. I didn't get out to the beaches, was much luckier than that. I got to spend my whole time there with locals (Tangata Whenua) enjoying their philosophies, politics and …

On the Road

Have traveled a lot this year already. Here and abroad. Hawaii was amazing and is worth a separate blog. Then I went to Whakatane and Tauranga.  In Northland I stayed in Ahipara and in recent weeks had an amazing trip up to Tairua in the Coromandel. Really lucky with my job and it does sound …

Washington DC

Traveling halfway across the globe today. Well it's not halfway but 19 hours flying time with 5 hours of terminal time it may as well be. 'Terminal' time is an apt word. If I survive it'll be like some sort of purgatory, then there is 'the lag' to deal with. But so what, you pay …

DC

I'm heading over to DC next week. 20hours on a plane is the worst part of the deal. And that isn't too bad because I'll have a flash hotel to stay, will be well looked after and the All Roads Film Festival has an amazing line up. Not going to have much money or time …