I’m a Documentary Producer Director and I like to tell bold stories with integrity about extraordinary people we can all relate to – like award winning feature-length doc Janapar: Love On A Bike. I shoot my own films which tend to be character-driven and observational.

My journey started in 2003, with a borrowed camera (ropy Sony PD150) and without filmmaking experience, when I travelled to the Amazon. I’d heard about an American nun whose humanitarian campaigning work had provoked death threats. Keen to tell real stories, I tracked her down and began to document her work.

Dorothy Stang fought illegal loggers who threatened peasant farmers that lived in the forest, but after 35 years of campaigning, her own life was increasingly in danger. A short while after I filmed with Dorothy, she was tragically murdered.

My encounter with Dorothy and the experience of recording her story, ignited a passion in me, to make films about extraordinary people and to give the courageous and vulnerable a voice. I made a short film about her work and my footage featured in an Emmy nominated HBO documentary about her life.

 

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