Zöe is in her element when it comes to hunting down unique characters for her films. Her genuine love of people and her background in documentary gives her fictional work an authenticity, depth and nuance.  

Her most recent short film The world in your window is a heartwarming tale of grief, family and circumstance and was a 2019 Academy Awards contender. It was awarded the Jury Prize at the 2017 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and won Best International Short Film at; Melbourne, Flicker Fest, Short Shorts Asia, Tahiti Film Festival and Vancouver Women in Film International Film Festival.

Zöe works as a commercial director for The Sweetshop shooting campaigns for a host of major brands, including ALDI, Cadbury, Sky TV, Spark, ASB and Spark. Zöe was named Cannes Lions Young Director of the Year in 2013 and she judged the 2017 D&AD Awards.

She has represented New Zealand at the Berlinale Talent Campus, Melbourne’s prestigious Accelerator program and has received a host of awards for her directing; Winning Best director at Show me Shorts and a finalist, SPADA emerging director and was a finalist for the South Pacific Pictures Award, for Achievement in Film, 2018.