A few facts:

With 20+ years experience in screen and media, I have a broad and specific skill set that allows me to dive deep and craft immersive stories from unique perspectives.

Feedback often includes comments such as, “I hadn’t thought about it like that before,” which satisfies my desire to engage people with the way they think about and see the world.

I have a slate of original, diverse screen stories in development that I call the ‘Dirty Dozen To Do Before I Die’.

Am a frequent judge and juror for stage and screen festivals, a passionate foodie and get around on an electric scooter.

It was an honour to ghostwrite the autobiography and corporate story, Love & Addiction for Lorraine Wood, CEO of South Pacific Private.

Wrote, produced and directed several short films that screened in various festivals. Have EPd short films, docos and web series. Won some awards. OKK aka Outback Killer Koalas is a semi-finalist in the Animal Logic / Truant Pictures Screenplay Contest 2019. My short film Red-Handed (director Tony Tilse DGA) was an AACTA nominee & won numerous awards and laurels internationally. I originally wrote it as a feminist political play (performed in Short+Sweet, the world’s largest short play festival) and it found a horror/thriller audience as a film.

My YouTube channel has racked up 1.3 million+ views because of my unique approach to interviews with a particular skill in crafting questions that invite character-revealing responses. 

Interviewed 500+ people ranging from Oscar-winners, CEOs, scientists, ordinary people doing extraordinary things – to the common garden variety criminal. Interviewing is still one of my favourite skills.

Got a backstage pass to the biggest war of my generation in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Coalition Forces. A highlight was camping in Saddam Hussein’s palace complex.

Written hundreds of articles, op-ed, commentary and blogs generating high metrics for platforms such as SBS News Online.

Worked on documentaries EG Pirates In The South China Seas as line producer for ZDF German TV, based in Singapore, shooting in the Philippines and producing out of Beyond International in Sydney.

 

Writer – Producer – Filmmaker – Interviewer – Lecturer – Speaker – Narrator

I may look busy…

Started at Movie Network Channels for a 3 month stint and stayed for 10+ years contributing as a writer / producer / host of 6 film-centric shows including 350+ episodes of Movie Juice.

Dad taught me to write when I was 3 years old and I’ve done it all my life. Living and working as a writer in Australia was best served with non-gender-specific pseudonyms as it meant I could craft a wide variety of material without being typecast. Some of my most well known writing does not have my real name on it and that’s the way I like it.

This dichotomous yearn for anonymity and recognition began in the womb. No one knew I was there until a hockey player was struck by lightning and killed on the field. The force of it knocked other players to the ground. While checking for injuries, a doctor discovered mum was 5 months pregnant.
‘Brack’ is a word for lightning. It’s also the nickname for a bun containing dried fruit. I think it’s the sound a duck might make if you accidentally stepped on it. Braaack!

I facilitate workshops in film analysis and production at SAE Creative Media Institute, nurturing web series, docos and short films from concept to festivals.

…but I have time for appealing opportunities

so feel free to get in touch.

Education

MCA Master Of Creative Arts by Research – UTS (documentary & VR)

Bachelor Of Arts – Macquarie University – Mass Communications, Philosophy & Politics

Diplomas – Certificate IV:
TAE 40110 Training & Assessment
Business Administration & Frontline Management

Robert McKee Seminars – AFTRS:
‘The Art Of Story’ (twice)
‘Thriller Writing’
‘Comedy Writing’

Michael Hauge & Steve Kaplan’s: ‘The Art Of The Romantic Comedy’

Dr Chris Stevens Seminars:
Managing Creative Energy
Managing Creative Colleagues

Chris Vogler Seminar– AFTRS: ‘The Hero’s Journey’

Ron Blair’s Documentary Writing– AFTRS: ‘From Information To Emotion’

Dov Simmens’ ‘Film School’

Awards | Achievements

Writer / Producer OKK aka Outback Killer Koalas SEMI-FINALIST (top 15 of hundreds of entries) Animal Logic / Truant Pictures 2019 Screenplay Contest

Executive Producer & Creative Consultant from pre to post – WINS | AWARDS:
CFICC – Changing Face International Film Festival Awards for:
Foster Care
                 documentary
A Room Full of LEGO   documentary
It’s in your Hands – ‘Flu-less TVC’  8Plus Prods WON NSW Health Contest 2018

Scriptwriter   Red Handed   play performed Newtown Theatre + short film
Director: Tony Tilse DGA     Producer: Chris Ramos
WON 1st Place – Micro Suspense Thriller – Indie Gathering Film Festival 2018
WON Silver Remi Award – WorldFest-Houston Intl Film & Video Festival
NOMINATED Australian Academy Award (AACTA)     DOP: Ron Howard  Short film Cinematography

Producer / Writer / Voiceover – Promax 2012 Cerificate for ‘Mad Menology’

Medallions – Recognition Of Contribution & Service Tours: Iraq, Afghanistan, Solomon Islands – Australian Defense Force –  (ADF)

Honorary Member – Australian Cinematographers’ Society (ACS) NSW Branch
Member – Dame ChangerScreen Vixens

 

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