Candlelit Pictures is currently developing a slate of feature films and web series' projects, which they can't wait to bring to audiences in NZ and overseas.
Alix attended Western Springs College: 2003-2007
School life: Western Springs was a lot of fun. I loved that the teachers always treated us with respect -coming from an intermediate school where the teachers treated us like children; Western Springs was a breath of fresh air. My favorite subjects were music and photography (I hope they still have the dark-room for celluloid photography!), and I met my best friend just outside the library; we're still best friends, and work closely together these days making films and documentaries.
Greatest achievement: Figuring out that life isn't about money at all - in-fact it's about being happy and emotionally healthy, having a positive influence on everyone around you, and contributing something to the world that you believe is worthwhile.
Greatest influence: Socrates (via Plato)
Source of inspiration: The NZ film-makers who have had the tenacity to stick-at-it and keep making the things they believed in despite the innumerable challenges that one faces in this industry when living at the bottom of the world; Jane Campion, Taika Waititi, Merata Mita, Peter Jackson, and many more.
Working style: I like to work very hard, when I'm making a film I'm 150% committed to doing everything I can to make it the best it can be - this means that it's very important for me to balance myself with a bit of exercise, alone time, and fun time so that I don't burn out. You can work incredibly hard most of the time and achieve a hell-of-a-lot if you're smart about it and listen to the cues that you need to take some time out when they happen.
Special to me: Bethells Beach. That place literally blows my mind. It's humbling to behold and explore the majesty of that entire area. I like to think about what it would have been like to stumble upon this place in the 1800's…
Likes: I love these two videos on creativity;
Ira Glass - https://vimeo.com/24715531
John Cleese - https://vimeo.com/89936101