As a filmmaker in South East Asia, I have immersed in the lives and cultures of indigenous communities and built close, trusting relationships that have allowed me to capture, through film, the stories of marginalised ethnic-groups. As a video adviser & trainer, I have given training in all aspects of video-production to staff from Human Right's Defender Organisations (HRDO's) as well as to refugee and migrant communities along the Thailand/Burma border. The following are examples of films I have made, or that have been co-produced by people I have trained, worked with and supported, using a participatory approach to filmmaking. This technique enables communities and groups to come together, explore issues that concern them, be creative, have fun, and feel empowered to tell their own stories in their own ways and share important messages with a wide global audience. Most organisations I work with have very limited resources and access to filming and editing equipment.

An excerpt from a film currently in production about the ethnic-Kayan "Longneck" tribe that live in a refugee village set up by the Thai government to attract tourists in Northern Thailand. In this scene we witness a conversation between Day Day and her elder sister MuRee. Day Day decides to follow in her sisters footsteps and take off her iconic brass rings in hope of a better future outside of the remote village.

2014 - This young boy fled Burma's civil war and moved to Thailand with his family in search of a better life. His father then died and his mother had to take him out of school to work in the rubber plantations. I asked about his hopes and dreams for the future and this was his response. His words brought tears to my eyes and taught me a big lesson about living in the present and appreciating the simple things in life we often take for granted.

2014 - Looking back at the work and successes of VSO's (Voluntary Services Overseas) education programme for migrant and refugee children on the Thailand/Burma border.

2013 - KNWO (Karenni National Women's Organization) provides a daily nursery education program as well as a nutritious lunch for over 1,700 under 5 year olds in the refugee camps in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand and Karenni State, Burma. While the children learn in the safe nursery school their parents free to earn extra income for their family.

2011 - The Branch Foundation support local organisations to provide aid and financial assistance for ethnic minorities, refugees, and underprivileged people. They work with organisations that are outside the scope of main humanitarian aid and support communities that otherwise would get little or no support. This film is a case study of one of their projects.

2011 - Starring famous Burmese comedians 'The Fruits', 'Let's Start from the Beginning' is a film produced by The Burmese's Women (BWU) to raise awareness and understanding of domestic violence issues within families from Burma.

2010 - Mae La Burmese Refugee Camp and Huey Nok Gok Thai School play football together to support the global initiative 1GOAL.

2010 - VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) Volunteers share their experiences working in migrant education on the Thailand/Burma border. This includes Meg Mansfield, who together with World Education set up the first migrant learning centre to care for children with special needs.

2009 - The history of the Burmese Women's Union (BWU), an organisation advocating for peace democracy in Burma, and providing empowerment and capacity building programme to ethnic-Burmese refugee and migrant women.

2005 - The Global Child builds and maintains schools for street children in war-torn countries. This video introduces some of the children they work with in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

2004 - The devastating effects of poverty in Cambodia and one man's mission to rescue abused and abandoned children working on toxic rubbish dumps.