Biography

Storytelling and design have always been my passion, both conveying ideas and the way in which these ideas appear.

In 2002 my filmmaking interest was first sparked by the purchase of a family digital camera with a video recording function. A few years later I had a video camera of my own and began shooting and editing short films featuring toys and friends. As I began editing these films on a computer I also developed a love of graphic design, firstly by making monthly Doctor Who magazines for my grandmother. My visual skill took a leap in 2012 when I purchased a DSLR camera, with its interchangeable lenses forcing me to think more closely about the aesthetics of images and frames inside films.

Highlights from my CV include the 2010 screening of “The Art of Theft” in Sydney as part of Tropfest’s Trop Jr festival for films created by under-15’s. In 2012 “The Waubra Windfarm” won both Best Cinematography and Best Documentary at Bond University’s annual BUFTA awards. In 2014 “Timeless” screened in New York as a finalist at the All American High School Film Festival and finished inside the top 7 for best direction out of over 200 selected films. In 2015 “Get Out” won best film at the Boroondara Youth Film Festival. In 2017 my design was chosen from 100 entries to feature as the cover for the AFL Record, a nationwide magazine which sells hundreds of thousands of copies.

In recent years I have diversified my design work, including event and sport photography as well as a graphic design across many mediums including websites, brochures and promotional imagery and posters. I have also began studying architecture and have been involved in numerous successful competition entries as well as earn Dean’s Honours across my three undergraduate years, including the William C. Chen award for excellence in the subject ‘Construction Design’.

I completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Creative Writing and Cinema Studies in 2017 and graduated with first class honours from a Bachelor of Design majoring in Architecture, both at the University of Melbourne. I am currently undertaking my Masters of Architecture, also at the University of Melbourne.

In 2011 I cofounded a film production group — Skybound Productions — and currently work freelance in filmmaking and design under the banner of Bonwick Media Productions. In 2020 I cofounded a digital fabrication and 3D printing studio in Melbourne, Superfab.studio.

I am a student member of both the Australian Directors Guild and SONA (Student Organised Network of Architects, a subsidiary of the Australian Institute of Architects)

Curriculum Vitae

2020

August

  • Architecture Studio C Work featured in The Domain newspaper supplement: A House for Red Symons

May

  • William C Chen Award for Excellence in Construction Design, University of Melbourne MSD.
  • Faculty of Architecture Dean’s Honours Award for 2019

2019

November

  • Studio Epsilon display at MSDx, University of Melbourne

August

  • 3rd Place at SONA Super Studio Architecture Competition: Sit Down and See

June

  • Construction Design Exhibition — at the University of Melbourne
  • MSDx — selected architecture works displayed at the University of Melbourne
  • Competed in Roca One Day Design Challenge, Southbank, Melbourne.

May

  • Faculty of Architecture Dean’s Honours Award for 2018

February

  • Editor on From Amateur to Artist webseries
    • Winner: Best Documentary Short Student @ London Independent Film Awards
    • Screened @ Seoul Webfest

2018

November

  • Selected architecture works displayed at the MSDx exhibition, The University of Melbourne

September

  • SONA SuperStudio competition (4th place honourable mention, Vic): The Forest for the Trees

June

  • Selected architecture works displayed at the MSDx exhibition, The University of Melbourne

May

  • Faculty of Architecture Dean’s Honours Award for 2017

2017

November

  • Graphic Design work exhibited at LoopType exhibition
  • Selected Posters and Architecture work displayed at MSDx, The University of Melbourne.

August

  • Winner of the AFL Record Cover Design competition. Design was used on the nationwide round 23 cover

June

  • Selected Finalist at “SHORT to the Point” Online Festival 2017: A Bookshop Sketch

May

  • Selected design works displayed the the “Four Ways of Seeing” Exhibition, MSD Melbourne University

2016

October

  • Screened at the Encounters With Writing Mini-Fest: Visual Sensory Experience

September

  • Screened at the Melbourne University Student Film Festival 2016: Get Out
  • Screened at the Melbourne University Student Film Festival 2016: A Bookshop Sketch
  • Screened at Cinema Nova Carlton for the ICAC Film Festival: A Bookshop Sketch

August

  • Shortlisted for the Byron Bay International Film Festival: Get Out

June

  • Finalist (top 2) for Best Student Film at the Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2016: Get Out

May

  • Official Selection at the 8th International Inter-University Short Film Competition: Get Out

2015

November

  • Winner of Best Film at the Boroondara Youth Film Festival: Get Out
  • Winner of Best Acting at the Boroondara Youth Film Festival: Get Out
September
  • Screened at Cinema Nova in Melbourne University’s ICAC Film Festival: Get Out

March
  • Winner of Best Student Film and Best Item Use: Lights, Canberra, Action! Dear Jasmine (Editor)

2014

October

  • Screened at All American High School Film Festival in New York: Timeless
  • Finalist: Best Direction (top 7) @ All American High School Film Festival: Timeless
  • Finalist: Best Original Score (top 7) @ All American High School Film Festival: Timeless

August

  • Screened at Bayside Film Festival: Jump Cut 2014: Timeless
June
  • Winner of Best Junior Film at Warburton Film Festival 2014: Timeless
February
  • Winner of Best Senior Live Action at STUFFit Student Film Festival: Timeless
  • Winner of Best Original Score at STUFFit Student Film Festival: Timeless

2013

December

  • Finalist at Screen It: This Is It
  • VCE ATAR of 98.00

November

  • Dux Scotch College VCE Year 12 Media
  • Finalist at Boroondara Youth Film Festival: Timeless
  • Finalist at Made In Melbourne Film Festival: Timeless
August
  • Action Cut USA: Most Promising Young Student Filmmaker Award: Assassin
June
  • Screening at Little Big Shots: This Is It
  • Finalist at St Kilda Film Festival: This Is It

2012

December

  • Dux Scotch College Year 11 Media
  • Dux Scotch College VCE Year 12 Studio Art, perfect Study Score of 50
  • Finalist at Screen It: Baking Memories

November

  • Winner of BUFTA Award: Cinematography: The Waubra Windfarm
  • Winner of BUFTA Award: Documentary: The Waubra Windfarm
  • Nomination in BUFTA Award: Direction Nomination in BUFTA Award: Overall Scholarship Prize
June
  • Screened at Little Big Shots: The Interrogation
  • Screened at Little Big Shots: That Time of Night

Previous Years

2011

  • DUX Scotch College Year 10 Film and Media
  • Screened at Little Big Shots: The Art of Theft
  • Shortlisted for Trop Jr. That Time of Night

2010

  • Screened at Canberra Short Film Festival: The Art of Theft
  • Deloitte Green Dot Award: The Art of Theft – Joint Winner
  • Finalist at Trop Jr: The Art of Theft
2009
  • Major Bursary – Science Talent Search Film: Lenses Through Lenses

2007

  • 3rd Place at the Goethe Institute Group Film Competition
  • Winner of Goethe Institute Photo Competition
The Forest for the Trees (2018)
The Forest for the Trees (2018)
Get Out (2015)
Get Out (2015)
Timeless (2013)
Timeless (2013)
The Art of Theft (2010)
The Art of Theft (2010)