CV - Filmography

Key Attributes

Creative with a passion for storytelling

Reliable with excellent time management

Strong organisational skills

Conscientious and courteous

Self-motivated and flexible

Able to work autonomously and collaboratively

Physically fit and eager to learn new skills

Great personal satisfaction from supporting others

Appreciation for New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Work History

2023-current Executive Officer - Len Lye Foundation (New Plymouth, NZ)

Supporting the Len Lye Foundation to achieve its strategic objectives and priorities in archiving, website development and administrative systems and processes. Working as an independent contractor based in Christchurch.

2022-2023 Researcher - Tongue Tied Films (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Archival research for early development of a New Zealand based feature documentary funded by the NZFC and Newcastle University, UK. 

2022-current Audio Archivist - Len Lye Centre/Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth, NZ)

Transcription of the Len Lye Foundation's Audio Collection to assist making this unique sound archive accessible to the public for research purposes and exhibition programming.

2021-2023 Producer - Porter Pictures  (Christchurch, NZ) Building Bridges: Bill Youren’s Visions of Peace (2022)

Independent New Zealand feature documentary Directed by John Chrisstoffels. Due for national release 7th Sept 2023.

2020/2021 External Examiner – University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts (Christchurch, NZ)

End of year examiner: Fine Arts Honours students’ exegesis, workbooks and studio submissions.

2021 Archeology Assistant – Home Guard Heritage (Kaikōura, NZ)

April-May part-time work experience - assisting with surveying/documenting sites, cleaning/bagging/labeling of various archeological and carbon samples, and data report entry.

2016-2020 Client Access Liaison – Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (Christchurch, NZ)

Facilitating client requests: research and cataloguing, database management (Vernon CMS), and co-ordinating supply of archival recordings to Iwi, GLAM sector institutions, broadcasters and the general public fromthe Radio NZ Sound Archive and NZ Film Archive Collections. Kaitiaki and Copyright clearances, Licencing Agreements and reconciliation of workplace wiki policy douments. Health & Safety committee member (4 years).

2015-2017 Co-Producer - Porter Pictures (Christchurch, NZ) Fling (2019)

A short film funded by NZFC Fresh Shorts and Boosted, Co-Produced with Awkward Aesthetics and directed by Ed Lust:

2009-2016 Audio Archivist - Radio NZ Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Christchurch, NZ)

Sound preservation to IASA standards and practices; sourcing, cleaning, digitising, cataloguing and re-housing of multiple audio formats, documents and ephemera. Project co-ordination and digitisation of the analogue disc collections of New Zealand’s pioneering  TANZA record label and the Mobile Unit Oral History series (selected for UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, 2014). 

2012-2013 Audio Archivist – Len Lye Centre/Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth, NZ)

Transcription ofLen Lye’s notes from digitised open reel tapes from the Len Lye Foundation’s audio collection.

2010-2011 Writer/Producer/Director - Porter Pictures (Christchurch, NZ) N or Nor W: study of a Canterbury wind (2011) 

An independent short film installation produced by Porter Pictures: N or Nor' W; study of a Canterbury wind

2008-2009 Short Film Writer/Co-Producer/Director - Porter Pictures (Christchurch, NZ) A Sense of Place (2009)
Funded by CNZ Screen Innovation Production Fund and produced in association with Belmont Productions: A Sense of Place 

2004-2005 Short Film Writer/Co-Producer/Director - Porter Pictures (Christchurch, NZ) Super8man (2005)

Funded by CNZ Screen Innovation Production Fund and produced in association with Belmont Productions: Super8man

2002-2012 Bookkeeping – Waipara Valley Olive Grove & Vineyard T/A Bellbird Spring (North Canterbury, NZ)

Part-time office management, payroll and bookkeeping (Xero, microsoft applications).


2023 ScreenSafe Professional Respect Workshop ScreenSafe, Christchurch/Ōtautahi.

2022 Te Reo Māori Levels 1 & 2 Risingholme Community Centre, Christchurch/Ōtautahi (2016-2022).

2021 Location Manager/Co-Ordinator Course Share The Knowledge, (online) Auckland/Tāmaki Makau Rau.

2012 Master of Fine Arts (Film) with Distinction University of Canterbury, Christchurch/Ōtautahi.

2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film) with First Class Honours University of Canterbury, Christchurch/Ōtautahi.

2008 NZQA Sound Production & NZQA Employment Skills Te Rūnanga O Ngā Maata Waka, Christchurch/Ōtautahi.

1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film) University of Canterbury, Christchurch/Ōtautahi.


Walking the Port Hills, kayaking, meditation, Scrabble, reading, films, engaging with art.

Alexandra is a member of Women in Film and Television Incorporated/Ngā Wāhine o te Aro Whitiāhua.