Take a look at some of my short films:

Anne & Richard


A Woman’s Heart

I am a writer, filmmaker and artist. In my work I explore the past and through it an imagined, dystopian, future. I am drawn to the gaps and fractures in our everyday lives, and the ghosts that slip through those gaps.

I am fascinated by people and characters who venture into the darkness in the world and in themselves.

current work

I am currently researching and making work for my creative practice PhD about my Ngai Tahu ancestors, who lived and died in the far south of the South Island of New Zealand, in Riverton.

This is some work I have made in response to this research.

In early 2017 I filmed the five properties around Riverton that my great-great-grandfather John Arnett (Ngai Tahu/Pakeha) left to his many children when he died in 1895. I used early Maori reserve land maps to show where the land is, and then recorded a song to tell more of the story of my unique ancestor.

John Arnett – Five Properties