I got into filmmaking through skateboarding, which was an awesome time of hanging out with mates, making films for the love of it and simply because we were inspired by the creativity all around us. Shortly after I started filming music videos and live shows of musician friends such as the Maccabees in the UK. This led to working for local production houses in Brighton UK which enabled me to develop my interest in cinematography and editing. I made the move to Australia and have since produced a wide range of content from commercial projects through to independent documentaries. Still driven by a love of connecting with people, I am driven by making creative and thought provoking music, documentary and branded content.

My work includes Mumford & Sons - 'Gentleman of the Road Tour', 'And Then We Dance', a documentary for Sydney based dance group Justice Crew, 'John Farnham - The Acoustic Chapel Sessions', 'Mining The Truth' - a long form documentary which explores the social impacts of the expansion of the mining industry in Australia, 'No More Shame' - a project initiated by a group of young Aboriginal women from Robinvale, to understand the toxic nature of shame and how it shows up in their community, 'Yarralin - Aboriginal Community Project', short films for Oxfam Australia, The Australian and Cambodian RedCross, The City of Casey, Storyscape, as well as collaborating with many artists, production houses, agencies, public sector clients producing TVCs, and content for brands such as Ford Australia, Holden, Swisse, Telstra.

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Apparently at a young age I would approach strangers in the supermarket and ask them personal questions about their life - much to my mum’s dismay. This curiosity for people and the stories that make us human has continued throughout my life and compelled me to set off an adventure, experiencing different cultures and documenting people’s stories. The unshakable knowledge that all is not just in this world and a persistent belief in the potential of media and community engagement for change has drawn me to the documentary form, to make films that have positive social outcomes. 

My work includes ‘Mining The Truth’ a documentary which explores the social impacts of the expansion of the mining industry in Australia (awarded best film at the Environmental Film Festival in 2013) ‘No More Shame’, an educational documentary initiated by a group of young Indigenous women from Robinvale, 'Money Wars', a film on the global financial crisis and short films for Oxfam Australia, The Australian and Cambodian RedCross, The City of Casey, Storyscape and more.  I have worked on factual television series ‘Send in The Dogs’ (Nine Network) and Wags (Foxtel) as a Producer and Camera Operator and have collaborated with a range of artists, creative agencies, production houses and private and public sector clients. I also completed a Masters in International Development at LaTrobe University, most enjoying political ecology and social change subjects as they have engaged my passion for creating thought provoking films and projects that have a social impact.

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Newborn is the combined creative passion of Becka and Harry whose work is underpinned by their belief that storytelling makes us human.

Collaborating with communities brave enough to share their stories is something we are so grateful to do.

We also gravitate to laughter, surf, play, music, adventure, travel and plenty of silliness.