Interplast Fiji, Suva 2019 Day 4

Interplast Fiji, Suva 2019 Day 4

Day 4 and heading home.

After a busy, exhausting, but rewarding 3 days, I was able to wrap 5 stories for Interplast. When I first was given the brief from Deputy CEO Interplast Cameron Glover, I was a bit unsure that I would be able to make the requirements, however I was very happy to get all those stories captured. It gave me a lot of confidence that as a filmmaker that I’m up to the task and have the skills sets I need to make more documentaries in the future.

Interplast Fiji, Suva 2019 Day 3

Interplast Fiji, Suva 2019 Day 3

Day 3 has been amazing. Seeing the life changing results the team was able to achieve was mind blowing. See the smiles and joy on the patient and parents faces was unlike anything I’ve seen before in my 26 years as a photographer. Being part of the team and capturing these stories is very rewarding. I am really in awe of the skills of the surgical, physiotherapy, and speech therapy teams. Any difference I can make by sharing these stories will lead to some massive changes for those patients, their families, and their communities. Every $1000 that I can help raise will give a child a life changing procedure.

Interplast Fiji, Suva 2019 Day 2

Interplast Fiji, Suva 2019 Day 2

After an amazing day I was really blown away to see and meet some amazing people. There is something humbling about meeting people who work as hard and are as dedicated as the staff of the Commonwealth War Memorial Hospital. The difference they make to the lives of Fijians is fantastic. Dr. Samesa Matanicake Junior, is one of those rare people who give more than most. His efforts have made a huge difference to his patients but also for the hospital, Suva and Fiji.

Interplast - Fiji, Suva 2019

’ve been keen to work for Interplast for a while now. It was great to get going and start creating some footage for the project. After a bit of planning and talking with Interplast Deputy CEO Cameron Glover, the bones of the project and what we need to capture was set out. Cameron was keen to get going on a small trip to the Commonwealth War Memorial Hospital in Suva, Fiji. Interplast has been sending teams there for many years, and it’s a bit of a showcase of what Interplast does. Dr. Samesa Matanicake Junior, head plastics surgeon has been mentored through the Interplast program and now has started bring junior surgeons in to the plastics surgery program. This really is fantastic as this helps Fiji provide it’s own independent services and build it’s capacity to support other Pacific Island nations and their people. This was the first trip for this project and I was really excited to get stuck in and contribute capturing this story and others on the 3 day trip.