Holly has a degree in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a writer for various publications in NZ and abroad for 10 years before transitioning into Factual TV in the UK. She quickly worked her way up from researcher to Producer/Director with the BBC and numerous other production companies including Dragonfly, RDF and Shine.
A few highlights of her career so far have been living with a tribe of goat herders in the Anatolian Mountains for a factual series called ‘Tribal Wives.’ Getting to know South Korea with the ‘Two Hairy Bikers.’ Sampling Nigel Slater’s cooking genius while working on ‘Simple Suppers.’ Learning what it’s like to be the 4th wife of an Imam in Qatar for her own documentary ‘Milk and Honey,’ and seeing babies being born on ‘One Born Every Minute.’
Since returning to New Zealand, Holly has largely worked on Storyworks productions including documentary web-series ‘Living in La La Land’ and ‘Life and Corona,’ music videos, and high-end corporate videos. She has also kept her UK contacts and line produced and directed for several BBC series shot in NZ, including 3-part natural history series ‘Wild NZ.’
Away from work, Holly is the Mum of 2 gorgeous and very cheeky young girls, and loves to get out into the mountains any which way she can – on foot, mt bike or skis. She also likes to cut loose on the dance floor and LOVES a glass of Central Otago Pinot drunk with dark chocolate in front of a roaring fire.