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Australian Screen Industry Awards 2013

I was honoured last night to receive the Outstanding Career Achievement Award at the Australian Screen Industry Awards. It has been eight years since I stepped away from my previous career in visual effects to focus on writing and directing. I can't say this career change has been an easy one. I'd never been to film school and had never written a script. I remember the first day sitting down at the keyboard and writing AWAKEN, my first short film. What a journey it has been since that fateful day. Many times I'd considered giving up, but little by little I slowly made headway. I've been fortunate to find many great supporters along the road who believed in me and gave me a chance. To those I dedicate this award since without your faith I wouldn't be where I am today.

My latest short film THE SEED was also awarded Best Short Film.