I’m probably the last generation to be taught traditional editing skills. Splicing bits of film together with a blade and sticky tape seems archaic now, but this was the perfect grounding for my adventure in storytelling.
My post-production and editing work has spanned music and dance videos, TV and independent short films. For over 10 years I’ve been teaching editing on workshops and courses.
In 2008 I launched Zzizzl, an alternative digital distribution platform with the aim to bridge the gap between making films and making money.
I became a spokesperson for independent filmmakers due to my progressive views on video distribution. This led to being invited to international film festivals, including Cannes, and speaking about audience building and monetisation at various events.
More recently, I completed a Post Grad (Academic Practice in Art, Communication & Design) which has enhanced my teaching practice and also impacted on my entrepreneurial projects.
Once a student has graduated, filmmaking becomes a business. If they don’t take on the responsibility to continually develop and promote themselves, they will be left behind.
For this reason I’ve created Audience Magnet, an all-in-one digital platform that empowers individuals to build a strong online presence, attract a supportive audience and get paid.