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I am a costume designer with a career spanning 30 years in film & television with work ranging from large scale international projects to local drama and arthouse projects. My passion is for character-based original design and innovative world-building be it the expansive retro sci-fi world of Cowboy Bebop, or character-driven period films likeJuniper or World’s Fastest Indian. A career highlight was working as Costume Standby on Jane Campion’s Piano with Janet Patterson (costume designer) who, along with Barbara Darragh, was inspirational in my pathway to becoming a designer.

I hold postgraduate qualifications in Design (Australian Film Television & Radio School) and Drama (University of Auckland), and a Master’s in Creative Writing. Additionally, I am part of 10000 Company, as writer and creative producer in partnership with Michael Bennett (writer and director). Our focus is on initiating and developing original scripts with Te Kohu recently screening as part of TVNZ’s Beyond the Veil, and feature In Dark Places – the story of Teina Pora – released in 2018.