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The strangest thing I've ever done...

My first paid TV job was answering the phones on a children’s breakfast TV show in Glasgow where I grew up.


My favourite TV job was directing short films about creative people for BBC’s The Culture Show.


I came to Melbourne because I got a redundancy package around the time of the GFC. I thought I’d stay a few months, but then I met a great guy…


The strangest thing I’ve ever had to do for work was an underwater survival course, where I had to swim out of a submerged helicopter, in the dark, as preparation for going to a vessel mining gas in the Indian Ocean.


Countries I’ve filmed in include; England, Scotland, Jamaica, Israel, several cities in the US, and every state in Australia, except for Tassie.


Once I started a family I transitioned out of production and focused on writing work for TV docos and start-ups. I was also a key person who launched The School of Life in Melbourne and taught there.


Last year I quit a job at a research institute and decided to build something of my own, but the idea has been bubbling away in the back of my mind for some time.


Why I love this work: Other people’s stories give me fuel. I love empowering other people to share their stories, build an audience and make an impact.


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What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever had to do for work? Or what job have you loved most? I’d love to hear it.

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