Archive for November, 2010

Wellington- Directing Documentary Seminar

November 22, 2010

This weekend I went to Wellington for a Directing Documentary Film seminar by Leanne Pooley (director of The Topp Twins). Leanne is basically my filmmaking idol so it was incredible to be able to learn from her for two days.
It was held at The Film Archive which is a great venue.
It was a very inspirational [...]

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My Hero Film Festival 2nd Place Winner

November 12, 2010

The my Hero International Film festival just posted the winning films on their website 2010 Winners The My Hero International Film Festival
A Fire Within came in 2nd Place in Indy Features in Development category, and they also honored me with a Hero Award. I feel truly grateful to have won the awards and gives me [...]

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Progress…

November 4, 2010

My motto at the moment is progress not perfection…
Yesterday I finally got a good loop in training. A loop for those of you non kayaking readers is a full aerial summersault while still remaining in the play feature.( I have provided a video of my first good loop as proof!)
Polly Loops!

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Training grounds

November 3, 2010

This is my everyday training grounds on the Kaituna River in Okere Falls, New Zealand. The river is dam controlled so there is always water and it is truly spectacular. I have learned through interviewing a Maori elder to always ask the ancestors to be with me when I put on the river.
The waterfall always [...]

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Meditation/Yoga

November 1, 2010

Meditation and Yoga have become a foundation in my training and in my life. Yesterday I went on a one day meditation course designed for “old Students” of Vipassana Meditation. I have previously sat 2 ten day courses so am considered an old student. However this one day course was HARD. 8 hours of sitting [...]

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