Of Things that Move :)

Once upon a time before becoming a mom, I was spending long hours in post-production companies doing post-production things…

I’ve done broadcast design,tv commercials, feature films and documentaries. The dynamics of making art move fascinates me. I love motion graphics. I love videos. I want to get back on it again. I still want to learn a lot and to add more to this reel. 🙂

Sounds Aotearoa

Initially this project was named IMEX -Indigenous New Zealand Music Expo. But eventually the client decided to change it to Sounds Aotearoa.

This project included a powerpoint and a video presentation to secure funding for the said event.

Ko Ngati Awa Te Toki

“We are the adze, its bindings cannot be loosened by the Sun, and its blade not weakened by rain.”http://www.ngatiawa.iwi.nz/

I was very honored to be part of this production.  Did the editing, graphics and color grading for this piece. This is a celebration of the an indigenous Māori tribe whose origins trace from early ancestors that lived in Aotearoa, New Zealand, since around 950AD.

This piece won the 16th Annual Communicator Award of Excellence under Film/Video Category and the gold award at the prestigious W3 Awards in LA

Antarctica: A Year On Ice

Literally the coolest project I’ve ever been involved with. It’s a documentary about how it’s like to live in Antarctica for a year. I was in awe when I first saw the rough cut, the imagery was like those you see in Discovery Channel. Breathtaking landscapes, amazing time-lapse footages and an awesome story. Just phenomenal!  The film is part of 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival. Written and Directed by Antony Powell. Though my role in this documentary may not that be big, I am just so honored to be part of such a wonderful film!

ANTARCTICA GraphicsI was responsible for the Opening billboard and the graphics.

The film has garnered several recognition internationally.
Audience choice award best adventure reel. Breckenridge Film Festival
Best Documentary. Calgary International Film Festival.
Documentary: Best first feature film. Calgary International Film Festival.

How cool is that!

Pun intended 🙂


Tatarakihi – The Children of Parihaka

This is a documentary that tells the journey undertaken by children who retrace the steps of their Parihaka ancestors. Had worked on the motion graphics, credits and archival animation. I have worked closely with the film writer/director Paora Joseph and it’s executive producer Gaylene Preston.  The film has been a part of the NZ film Festival and has recently been accepted to Cinema des Antipodes a film festival at Saint Tropez in France. And won its first Special Award at the Balinale International Film Festival in Bali, Indonesia.

tatarakihitatarakihi-paperThe local paper published an article regarding the Parihaka premiere. And look who got mentioned 😉

Hiding Behind the Green Screen

Hiding Behind the Green Screen is a documentary of the journey of four young men and their mentors is a moving expose of the impact New Zealand’s unspoken addiction to substances. The documentary won the Best Short Documentary and Best Emerging Filmmaker for Paora Joseph at the Documentary Edge International Film Festival 2011.

My involvement with the project was the brand, opening billboard, motion graphics chapter and the credits.