I had a whole other life as a marine biologist and full time mother before I embarked on a career as a filmmaker. Although I love the sea, I realised that I was more interested in human stories than statistics and I wanted to tell stories that connect people. The film My Octopus Teacher is a wonderful example of a documentary that does exactly that.
As a filmmaker, my intention is to be sensitive and subtle in my approach, with visual poetry, humour and compassion; films that linger in the audience's mind, long after they have been screened.
I really love working with a team; I find the collaborative process energising and magical; creating something unique that is much more than I could achieve on my own.
I regularly teach 9-18 year olds at the Edinburgh Film Academy and this has been a fantastic experience - expanding my appreciation for stories in all their different forms and learning about the craft.
As well as directing and shooting, I am keen to assist in other roles - finding that I learn a tremendous amount with each and every project that I am involved in.