Writer, Director, Editor.
Comedy performance, drama performance, visual narrative.
Jamie is a uniquely talented and award winning performance director. From comedy to drama performance, Jamie has an uncommon empathy that translates to his work and resonates deeply with audiences.
After graduating from South Seas Film & Television School in 2002, Jamie immersed himself in the vibrant Wellington film industry, working at all levels of production from low-budget shorts to record-breaking blockbusters including “King Kong” (2005), “The Lovely Bones” (2009), “Avatar” (2009), and “The Hobbit” (2012).
In 2008, Jamie won a scholarship to study at the esteemed NYFA film academy in New York. He fundraised a further $30,000 by inviting companies to sponsor him by advertising their products on a t-shirt that he wore every day in the Big Apple for five months, acting as a walking-talking billboard.
Jamie was nominated for New Zealand’s New Filmmaker of the Year Award in 2012 and was a finalist for the Emerging Talent Award at the CAANZ Axis Awards in 2016. Jamie was nominated for Best Direction at the CAANZ Axis Awards, 2017 for his Salvation Army “Unexpected Homeless” campaign, which took home a gold, two silvers and one bronze Axis Award.