From a start as an advertising copywriter, Tori is now one of the premier drama directors in Australia.
Tori won numerous Best Director Awards for her Short Film `The Barrows’ in 2008 including The Australian Directors Guild, the Homebrewed Film Festival here in Oz, Washington DC Shorts Film Festival, Washington USA, No Spot Film Festival, New York as well as winning Best Drama and Best Female Director at The International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2008 . The film toured with the St Kilda film festival here and was in competition at Palm Springs, Rhode Island, Festival Cinema Tout Ecran, Geneva, Malibu, Staten Island, LA shorts among others, and made the short film corner at Cannes.
In Australia, Tori has directed International Emmy award winning teen drama Slide for Fox 8, Wentworth for Soho Channel and Channel 5 in the UK, was Set up Director for Wonderland, Ten Network Australia, directed two series of Time of Our Lives for the ABC, which Tori was nominated for Best Director in a Drama Series by the Australian Director’s Guild 2014. Her recent work includes Hiding and Mustangs FC for ABC, and her feature film debut – “Don’t Tell”.
She is currently directing on series 2 of the logie award winning show for channel nine,”Doctor Doctor”.
She is also the managing partner of Two Little Indians Films, one of the country’s leading TVC production companies, who are now moving into originating long form production for film and TV.