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Travel around, enjoy life, write, and help people out.
I'm a friendly Kiwi with a passion for film, television, animals, rock and metal.
I'm quiet, reliable and I adore travelling about.
I was brought up on a farm/lifestyle block so animal welfare is one of my main passions but I also enjoy writing and find music a big part of my life.
The worst job I've had was working in a factory (with no windows) packing bread until the early hours of the morning. The best? Working at a video store, recommending films to people and watching 8 hour Batman and Breaking Bad marathons.
I love the outdoors and strolling about unfamiliar territory finding new spots. I'm also no stranger to some good sloth-like relaxing and taking time out to reflect.
Over the course of my degree I have managed to gain a heck of a lot of knowledge regarding both the film and television industry and I'm incredibly willing to chat with anyone of similar passions or even those with a passing interest.
I've been a fan of the UK for my entire life as they've given the world so many great films and television shows: Snatch, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, In Bruges, Trainspotting, Shaun of the Dead and in the TV sector: Sherlock, Luther, Utopia, Black Mirror and anything and everything David Attenborough and Louis Theroux. I absolutely adore the BBC.
Scotland, in particular, feels like my spiritual home (my grandfather was born in Glasgow). Everything from the peaceful and spectacular highlands, to the razor-sharp sense of humour everyone seems to have, to dogs being allowed in pubs! I’m an advocate for anything and everything Scottish.
Now that I'm done with university, my personal philosophy can be summed up with a mantra as simple as "do it!" (don't sue me, Nike).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
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Film, animals, writing, television, video games, metal. music, nature, music, hanging out and enjoying life.
- animal welfare
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Shaun of the Dead, Snatch, Fight Club, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Hot Fuzz, Elephant, The Social Network, Office Space, The King of Kong, Trainspotting, In Bruges, Four Lions, In the Loop, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Memento, The Prestige, Milo & Otis, Hook, The Green Street Hooligans.
TV: Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Utopia, Louie, Black Mirror, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Peep Show, Luther, Fargo
Music: Blindspott, Enter Shikari, Rise Against, Deftones, Karnivool, Queens of the Stone Age, Dead Letter Circus, A Perfect Circle, Incubus, Tool, The Offspring, Eminem, Jurassic 5, Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down.
I like mainly progressive rock and metal, with a little bit of classic hip-hop thrown in for good measure.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Back in 2012, I opted to swap employment, security and comfort for a 20,000 KM road-trip around Canada and the USA. During my travels I managed to visit 6 Canadian territories and 27 States. Without a doubt, the best choice I have made thus far in life.
Teach, Learn, Share
I have an extensive knowledge of films, directors and their back catalogues. I am also wildly passionate about the above listed bands and know pretty much everything there is to know. Muso and cinephile through and through.
I also want to learn more about the wildlife of the world as I strongly believe they have more of a right to it than we do.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Anything and everything movie related. A good, dry bit of British banter. I love a good cup of tea and to be honest, have always felt a bit British at heart.
I can also tell you anything you've ever wanted to know about New Zealand as it's my home.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, New Zealand, United States