Exploring the connections between people and their landscape through observational documentary.  


I am a self-shooting Director/Producer of individual documentary films. Growing up in multi-cultural Singapore shaped my interest in ethnographic film. During my Media Studies BA I had my first filmmaking experience as a production assistant in Cambodia, giving a poetic voice to conflict resolution films about the Khmer Rouge genocide.

My interest in traditional skills later took me to Maine to apprentice as a wooden boat builder and collect oral histories from characters along the coast for my DVD, Peapods of the Maine Coast. There I built wooden boats and worked as a carpenter. I lived on an engineless 26ft wooden boat and sailed and worked in Bermuda and the Caribbean.

I then worked as an Associate Producer, Researcher and Assistant Editor for Discovery Channel and as a Shooting AP and Editor making shorts about iconic characters in Midcoast Maine.

My documentary Keepers of the Trail was about traditional winter travel on snowshoes in Labrador, Canada. For a month we pulled our tents and wood stoves behind us on toboggans filming in arctic conditions.

In 2011 I completed The National Film & Television School's Documentary Direction MA. My graduation film, Noah's Canoe was short-listed for the Royal Television Society's Post-Graduate Factual Awards in 2011. 

ECOCIDE - VOICES FROM PARADISE is my first feature. The residents of Grand Isle, the last inhabited barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, thought they were living in paradise until the 2010 BP oil spill hit their shores. Testimony from this island community reveals the unsettling repercussions that continue to plague them.

A Bertha Foundation/NFTS Docs for Change grant is supporting this project.


Photo credit: Ania Winiarska

Photo credit: Mercedes Gilbert