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  • Fluent in English; learning Amharic
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Writer/Director
  • High school (Caulfield Grammar), film school (Deakin Univ...
  • From Melbourne
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About Me


Travel US and Nicaragua


Just finished making a doco about hiking in remote Ethiopia and a two short films and now have 9 weeks travel/holday.

I am a writer/director that lives 8 km from Melbourne. I spend my days writing screenplays or directing.




Some week nights I teach Film Making/Screen Acting/Writing and rock climbing (yep it can be taught). I like to spend my weekends either in town socialising over drinks with friends, watching the rugby or cricket or going away rock climbing, camping and hiking.

I love watching films (my goal is to see one from every country in the world) and watch a lot when I am writing screenplays but when I finish one I get restless to travel.want to travel.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I would like to meet people to socialise, I've lived inner city for 7 years so know the lay of the land realy well. Can give heaps of info on outdoor pursuits from hikes near Melbourne and all over Victoria as well as adventure sports info like rock climbing. Unfortunatly due to living in a sharehouse I can't have people surf the couch at the moment but I hope to rectify that soon.


Rock Climbing, Hiking, Camping, Movies, Books, Writing, sport

  • writing
  • books
  • film making
  • acting
  • drinking
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • camping
  • sports
  • cricket
  • rock climbing
  • rugby

Music, Movies, and Books

Beau Geste, Se7en, Silence Of The Lambs, Ordinary People, The Conformist, Shine, The Exocist, Romper Stomper, Wild Strawberries, The Vanishing, In Search Of A Midnight Kiss, North By Northeast, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Touching The Void,Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
The Wire, Homicide Life On The St, Deadwood, In Treatment, Battlestar Gallactica, Love My Way.
u2, The Cure, Faker, Pulp, Blur, White Lies, GlasVegas, Deathcab For Cutie, Bowie, Beatles, Oasis
The Hospital By The River, Heart Of Darkness, The Diceman, Deliver Us From Evil,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking and living with the Mursi in the remote Omo Valley of Ethiopia! I have climbed the equivalent height of Mt Everest with a group of friends on an indoor climbing wall.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have been teaching rock climbing for 20 years and film making for 25 years

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Ethiopia, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Nepal, New Zealand, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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