Agnes is a filmmaker, who has written, directed, edited and produced short films that have played at A-list festivals, winning numerous awards.
Her films are characterised by a strong sense of visual style and they have been described by critics as: ‘immersive and full of visual spectacle’; ‘stylish and imaginative’ and Agnes as a filmmaker, who is 'capable of grappling with genre mutations and high standard storytelling’.
Despite moving across various genres, there is a common denominator between all of her films and screenplays: they all have an underdog at their heart and depict a kind of violent cinematic poetry. This makes sense given Agnes's ancestral memory, her love of the visual arts and the fact that poetry was an integral part of her upbringing.
Her short "Milkmaid" was awarded by DAVID LYNCH (the Honorary OSCAR® recipient behind such titles as TWIN PEAKS; MULHOLLAND DRIVE; WILD AT HEART AND ELEPHANT MAN) garnering Agnes a full scholarship to attend his Master of Fine Arts in Film in the USA, where she was mentored by the world renowned film director.
Her last film "Last Tree Standing" premiered at SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival playing in Official Competition and it won over thirty awards on the festival circuit worldwide and from professional Guilds and Associations (including multiple wins for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay). In 2020, the film was in consideration for the OSCARS® Short Film Awards.
In 2019, Agnes was selected by the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) to participate in a year long Women Filmmakers Incubator - a one year program honouring female directors, who 'show real promise in moving rapidly towards their first major projects'.
Agnes has written multiple feature length screenplays, many of which have been recognised internationally.
While undertaking her screenwriting studies at UCLA - considered to be one of the most prestigious academic programs for screenwriters in America, Agnes’s first feature-length screenplay - a fantasy adventure titled “Elliot”, was nominated for the Nate Wilson Joie de Vivre Award (an award for the best screenplay in the academic year).
Her TV Pilot for a limited series titled “Shadowodd” - an eco-thriller set in dystopia based on her award winning shorts, was selected as a finalist in an international story lab sponsored by HBO and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Agnes’s latest long form screenplay - a psychological horror titled “Storm” was recently a finalist in international competition Stowe Story Labs and it was a recipient of a Fellowship from the NYX Horror Collective. The screenplay is currently in the top 10% of discoverable projects on Coverfly.
She was repeatedly invited by the Australian Screen Editors Guild (ASE) to be a member of the jury for their annual ELLIE Awards for best editing, where she sat among some of the most respected editors in the film industry.
Last year, she was granted the EB-1A visa for the USA - a green card for foreign nationals who demonstrate extraordinary ability in the arts based on sustained national and international acclaim and she has recently moved to Los Angeles.
She is currently developing her feature film debut as well as writing a satirical short western for a New Zealand based company titled “She who carries the wind of change", which is to be a part of a feature film anthology for Netflix.