Simple Happiness

A Horoscope Writer with an unusual ‘gift’ dreams of waking up from a life of eternal déja vu. Little does he know, a chance encounter with the unexpected is just around the corner.

Starring: Anthony Winnick, Roger Neave, Hana Vraniqi, Glenn Van Oosterom and Samantha Daly.

Simple Happiness was my thesis project created in the final year of my undergraduate degree in Film and Television at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. I began writing the story soon after completing my study abroad semester at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA). Upon arriving back in Australia, I worked quickly to gather a team to help create this film. We carefully organized each element and workshopped the script for months with the cast before getting to set, even driving the 8 hours to Wentworth, NSW to scout our location for the desert dream-scape.

The collaborative environment during the creation of this film was one that I strive for in each of my projects to this day. Everyone involved felt that they were contributing to something of which they could proudly take ownership; from the actors to the sound designer to the makeup artist.


Writer, Director, Animator, Designer.