from a Media Arts degree I worked in Public Relations before working
and travelling abroad spending much of my time in Asia. I worked on
a variety of wildlife sanctuaries and projects, the most profound being
with the Orangutans of Borneo.
I have always had a strong love of nature, animals and people and wanted
to combine my degree with my passion and determination to try and make
I began working with Brock Initiative scheme last year assisting Richard
with his UK project ‘The Egret Has Landed’. I then went
onto initiate my own project in Indonesia returning from a vacation
in Bali February 2004.
I spent the next few months researching the ideas and feasibility of
the project returning to Bali for the month of June. The month was dedicated
to many meetings finding out what is really needed from the people that
know the best, the locals, NGOS and other organisations We discussed
film ideas, the audience and the uses of such films. I also filmed as
much as I could whilst there. The trip was a great success and I am
now in the process of developing 5 – 10 different film ideas covering
issues concerning cyanide/dynamite fishing, reef restoration, turtles,
land rehabilitation, deforestation, waste and health problems. Based
in Bali my goal is to produce films in Indonesian so that it can be
accessible to the whole of Indonesia.
The project is titled ‘Waktunya untuk beru’ which means
Time for Change.