What are you looking for in a Network?
Collaboration. Like-minded creatives coming together to empower each other to reach their true potential, and in turn create positive change on our planet for future generations. My mission is to contribute to the raising of unity consciousness.
What events do you attend?
Film premieres and festivals, live music gigs, fundraisers, and I try as much as possible local creatives or businesses’ events in Byron Bay and Lennox Head where I live.
Who do you look up to in your profession and why?
Sybil Steele (CEO, Founder Temme Media) – A close friend and mentor for years, Sybil is organized, creative, passionate, honest and kind. Her vision is brave and bold and contagious. Her contribution to women in Tech and Media is phenomenal.
Taylor Steele (Director/Filmmaker) – Taylor has been my mentor since and encouraged the leap of faith from producer to director. His support for his wife (Sybil) to pursue her dreams sets the bar for other husbands and fathers. A proud feminist!
Alejandro Berger (Cinematographer) – Alex shot half of my first film and working with him was incredible. He is truly one of the best and I am constantly learning in his presence. Tim Wreyford (Cinematographer, Editor, Color Grader) – Tim and I have worked together from day one. His is efficient, fast, precise, professional, and extremely witty (British!). We have travelled the world together and shared mini vans in sub zero temperatures and missed our families but always propped each other up during tough times.
Sofia Coppola (Director) – her film Lost in Translation fueled my love for Japan, inspired my move there and subsequently launched my career as a journalist in Japan for 7 years. And now I’m back in Japan! Also for the style of shooting on that film and the script, it is still today one of my favorites.
Quentin Tarantino – do I really need to explain myself here?!
All the writers, producers, directors and production team that worked on Marco Polo. That series blew me away and I am so bummed they cancelled a third!