Recent Work

  • I’m writer/director/producer on a short film called Gugu naGogo for ABC ME and Screen Australia’s Kaleidoscope Project, to be released in 2022.
  • I’m working on my first young adult novel, which is due out in 2022. I’m enjoying the writing process and learning so much! I’m being mentored and supported by YA author Lili Wilkinson and my publisher Jodie at Allen & Unwin.
  • I’m seeking new development opportunities and production partners for my kids TV drama series. The Australian Children’s Television Foundation has been mentoring and supporting me since 2017.
  • I’m collaborating with different TV producers and screenwriters as a story contributor and note-taker in writers’ rooms for shows they are developing.
  • In early 2021, I was a teaching artist for Arts Centre Melbourne’s Stories in the Wall program, which teaches playwriting and audio storytelling to primary school students in Victoria.
  • I’ve recently completed a six-month artist residency at Craigieburn Secondary College through Regional Arts Victoria’s Creative Workers in Schools program.
I love seeing words come to life on screen

I love seeing words come to life on screen

Producer, screenwriter and notetaker

I’m learning so much from developing my own shows, participating in various writers’ rooms and collaborating with different screen professionals from companies like The Australian Children’s Television Foundation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Moody Street Kids, Big Jump Entertainment, Werner Film Productions and Guesswork TV.

I love listening to the world around me

I love listening to the world around me

Podcaster and podcast producer

5+ years. 4 podcasts. 150 episodes. 50+ guests. 60+ hours of audio. I mainly podcast about writing on my show ’Two Words with Taku‘, but I’ve also produced podcasts for primary school kids, young public speakers and for African mothers in Australia. In 2018, I was a judge for the Australian Podcast Awards and represented Australia in the International Podcast Day event.

I love making words and documents look nice

I love making words and documents look nice

Technical writer, bid and proposals writer

Prior to pursuing a career in film and TV, I worked extensively as a Technical Writer in construction, mining and oil & gas industries in Western Australia. In Melbourne, working on large-scale, multi-million-dollar engineering bids taught me that writing well can significantly improve how projects are pitched and funded.

I love helping kids discover their own magic

I love helping kids discover their own magic

Speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator

I love teaching writing and public speaking to kids, so they can better speak up and out for themselves. I have 14 years’ experience working with schools across Australia and youth organisations like Halogen Foundation Australia, Youthworx, the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network, the Australia Day Council (WA), the Youth Affairs Council (WA), Arts Centre Melbourne and Regional Arts Victoria.

I love talking to people and making them laugh

I love talking to people and making them laugh

MC, host and comedian

I’m not shy about sharing my stories on stage, just pass me the mic! Infusing humour into how I see the world helps me connect with all audience types from wide-eyed kids in schools to suited-up entrepreneurs at conferences. Partial list of events: The Moth StorySlams in Melbourne, Local Laughs Comedy Night in St Kilda, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

I love celebrating my fellow emerging artists and storytellers

I love celebrating my fellow emerging artists and storytellers

People-Gatherer and 1800-Moral-Support

I love learning from the incredible people in my community, locally and overseas. I also love being able to share what I know and what I’m learning. My favourite thing is to bring people together on YouTube, Instagram Live or my podcast. These moments refuel us all with the inspiration and magic we need to keep going in our different fields of work.

Contact me if you ever need help writing, performing, documenting or pitching a story. If I can’t assist you, I may know someone else who can.