canon nz

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 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.