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Overview

  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Work for an indie movie distributor
  • BA University of Auckland - Major Film, Minor English
  • From Basingstoke, England
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Planning a trip to follow the 2013 Tour de France + Global Gathering 2013

ABOUT ME

26yo working full time in Auckland for an independent movie company (Madman Entertainment - check us out at www.madman.co.nz). Love movies to the point of obsession, and have only ever worked jobs related to the movie industry since leaving high school. So if you're a big movie fan I'm sure we'll get along!

That's not to say we won't if you're not though! I'm very open minded and warm to most people :)

Also big into my cycling, surfing, swimming & gaming (currently playing Fifa 13 and Assassins Creed).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Looking to host and be hosted! I work full time so hosting would almost always be weekends only. Ideally i need a week or two notice.

Heading to Europe for 5 1/2 weeks next year and hoping some friendly Couch Surfers will take me in. At the moment I'm definitely going to Corsica, France, Italy, Germany with other countries to be added. Also going to Global Gathering 2013 in Stratford Upon Avon.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have met many of the couch surfers my friend Rey (Crey014) has taken in - including Jonathan from Lyon, Adam from Adelaide and Kai from Germany. All of them were super friendly and interesting.
Hosted two Canadian girls in Feb 2013 - broke my CS virginity! They were both very friendly and was glad I met them.
Hosted Peter and Marie from Austria in April for three nights and became good friends. They are coming back to stay again at the end of their trip in May.

Interests

Movies
Cycling
Surfing
Swimming
Gaming
Arts
Sustainability
Urban Design/Transport Infrastructure
Traveling
Music Festivals
Football (Arsenal & England)

  • arts
  • design
  • music festivals
  • festivals
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • soccer
  • olympics
  • swimming
  • world cup
  • tour de france

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - Drum & Bass has and always will be my number one love, but that is by no means the only thing I listen to. Just the opposite. Here are some of my favs: Band of Horses, Passion Pit, Common, Shapeshifter, Phoenix, Plan B, Lupe Fiasco, Daughter, Calexico, Iron & Wine, Of Monsters and Men, Bon Iver, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Joy Division, Bob Marley, New Order, The Shins, The Magic Numbers, Santigold, She & Him, Girl Talk, Camo & Krooked, Logistics, London Elektricity, High Contrast, Netsky, Arcade Fire, Yeasayer, James Brown, Charles Bradley, Rodriguez, The Lumineers...

Movies - Spirited Away, Grave of The Fireflies, Amelie, City of God, Gattaca, The Professional, Oldboy, The Cove, Shawshank Redemption, The Raid, Finding Neverland, La Haine, Into The Wild, Amores Perros, Motorcycle Diaries, The Sea Inside, Avatar, Black Swan, Social Network, The Fog Of War, Breathless, A Cat In Paris, Mr Smith Goes To Washington, Night and Fog, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State, Little Miss Sunshine, Zero Dark Thirty, Searching For Sugarman, Hugo the list goes on and on and on

TV - The Wire, The Office (US and UK), Parks and Recreation, Community, Band of Brothers, Bored to Death, Lost, Mad Men, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Going to Sydney Olympics in 2000
View of Paris from Sacre Couer
Trekking in 'Eua - Tonga, 2011
Completing 153K Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2011 & 2012

Teach, Learn, Share

I wish I could teach some things, maybe what movies are good and what ones are shit ;)
Having lived in Auckland for 14 years I can give good advice on where to go. I know the North Island pretty well too.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, United Kingdom

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