The Southern African concept of Ubuntu suggests that human beings are connected to each other in a universal bond of humanity. That by being in relationship to others, we know and become ourselves, and that we have a responsibility to participate in the creation and sustainment of one-another.
I am a video producer, writer and director based in Auckland, New Zealand.
My greatest wish is to contribute to a world in which we live in greater harmony with our deepest selves, with one-another, and with the earth. I relate to the concept of Ubuntu, which suggests that human beings are intrinsically connected, and that our prosperity as a whole depends on the wellbeing of every individual on the planet. I believe it is our responsibility to support one-another in realising and sharing our unique contributions to a more sustainable, egalitarian world.
In addition to my work as a videographer, I have also studied extensively in the field of personal healing and transformation. I believe there is a symbiotic relationship between the inner and outer worlds, and that if we are to have any hope of healing the earth and the pain and discord we see around us, we must also tend to the world within. We cannot solve wars between nations if we can’t solve wars with our neighbours, family, partners and perhaps most urgently, within ourselves. Conversely, we cannot be personally well and whole, while the planet at large is suffering.
I am a certified Intuitive Therapist (holistic wellness practitioner) and Life Coach, and have practiced as a relationship coach and youth mental health facilitator. I am also committed to my own ongoing personal and spiritual growth.
I am excited to contribute to films, events and publications which promote philanthropic initiatives and social reform. Creations which empower people, stimulate conversations, and inspire a more uplifting vision for humanity.
"Ayla led the briefing process in a way that clearly understood the brand and business need, producing a high quality product to tight budget and even tighter timeline. Ayla worked alongside our people from field employees to the CEO as well as Olympians and celebrities, building rapport and capturing their stories on camera.
The production of content was considered, relevant to the audience and Ayla continually stepped up to ensure all stages of the production were produced to a high standard."
-Brooke Dahlberg - National Communications and Brand Manager, Downer New Zealand
“Ayla was able to provide excellent direction when transforming the screenplay into the final product – drawing on both her creativity and solutions-orientated qualities to produce the desired outcome.”
- Laura Coffey, Market Development and Account Manager, Pacific Steel Limited
"When we worked with Ayla as a producer in 2016 she quickly grasped the core concept of what we were after and offered constructive ideas on how best to achieve this given the time and location constraints we were operating under. On site she conducted herself professionally, displayed a good eye for engaging shots, worked well with our interview subjects and generally contributed in an active and engaged manner that resulted in a final product that we were pleased with.”
- Martin Moore, Content Writer and Coordinator, Team Solutions, University of Auckland
"I really enjoyed working with Ayla. She was great at putting our interviewees at ease when they felt somewhat intimated being filmed on camera-this resulted in a relaxed and believable video production. I would not hesitate to work with Ayla again and I highly recommed her. She was not only professional but fun to work with."
- Stephanie D'Audney, Human Resources, University of Auckland
"Ayla's professionalism and ability to adapt to different situations is amazing and Ayla is one of those people who just gets stuck in when the going gets tough. We constantly received positive feedback and clients often wrote to thank Ayla and the team for the experience and the end product. She is an amazing person and an asset to any team."
-Matt Wilmot, direct manager, Company Director, Virtuoso Media