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About Me

TEACHING, LEARNING and CREATIVITY 

 

 

I am an internationally-minded and visionary educator with over fifteen years experience in IBO World and British International Schools in Thailand and Singapore. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be in a position to inspire a passion for innovation and creativity in young people and I draw enormous satisfaction sharing my expertise and skills with others. I thrive in school communities where personalised learning and creativity are nurtured and where I can work alongside others who share the same excitement for learning. This portfolio presents a selection of my work in schools and documents initiatives I have introduced that empower student agency, creativity and expression.

 

Technology Integration and Media Literacy Specialist

 

I have worked as a technology integration specialist for the past eight years and believe in the capacity for technology to amplify great teaching and prepare students to be dynamic learners in a constantly changing world. I bring practical classroom knowledge, but also carefully consider the talents and experiences of the team I am working with and the potential to make connections through learning goals. I ensure that a specific pedagogical approach and conceptual understanding drive the use of technology, as opposed to emphasis on the digital tools themselves. I believe we must teach students to be both critical consumers and authors of multimedia content so that they can make informed decisions about their lives and be productive members of society.

 

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Across Asia Youth Film Festival

 

In 2016 I founded the Across Asia Youth Film Festival at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore to celebrate creativity and risk taking through independent filmmaking. The last edition of the festival #AAYFF2018 attracted over 300 films from over 62 schools across Asia and featured an industry day of workshops hosted by Industrial, Light & Magic, Disney, Mediacorp and HBO. Shortlisted filmmakers from across Asia flew in for the two day event which was covered for broadcast by HBO. After just two editions, the AAYFF has become a major international event for student film in the region and has now moved on to be hosted by ISHCMC, Vietnam, which I hope is first of many stops across Asia .

 

To find out more about visit the official website here.

Appearing on the red carpet of the second edition of the AAYFF. The HBO TV Spot was broadcast across Asia following the event.

Award winning Photographer and filmmaker

 

I am an advocate for life long learning and strongly believe that if you’re receptive to new ways of thinking, inspiration can come at any time and lead you on adventures you could never have anticipated. I found a passion for photography after moving to Asia which quickly developed into a journey of self exploration. As an active filmmaker and award winning photographer, I have been commissioned by numerous schools as well as the International Baccalaureate, producing films and photographs for advertising and editorial campaigns.

I enjoy undertaking self-initiated personal projects in photography and film which seeks to explore the complex relationship between myself and my subjects. My work has been published in a host of magazines, as well as used in campaigns for television and theatre. In 2017 I  won the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain with my portrait of ‘Samuel as Margaret’ which was exhibited on JCDecaux screens throughout the United Kingdom to an estimated 30 Million people.

 

Photography portfolio can be viewed here.

Other interests

 

In my spare time I enjoy cinema, theatre, listening to a broad range of music, playing the bass and guitar and collecting old records. I am also currently learning to play the violin with my daughter. As a regular cinema goer, I follow film though podcasts, magazine subscriptions and I attend regular film related courses and seminars. I like to get involved in independent filmmaking projects and enjoy furthering my photography skills through traditional darkroom and digital practises. I am also a keen runner and cyclist. I am married to Juthamas, a financial controller from Bangkok and we have a six year old daughter, Emily.

With family, Hua Hin.

Studio set up for a photography session for Year 4 Magic day!

Prize-giving at the inaugural Across Asia Youth Film Festival with Tom Batchelor, GM Disney Studios SE Asia, Steve Burton Executive Vice President HBO, and CheeK, Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp.

Narrative Filmmaking workshop at the Fobisia technology conference (FOBIT), Harrow School 2018.

Cast and crew at the premiere of ROBOT a school based film produced by Grade 5 students at KIS International School, Bangkok.

A selection of student films created in after school film club.

Award winning photography.