New-Zealand-born Magnolia started her career in London as a researcher on the BAFTA-nominated British Empire in Colour documentary series. From there she went on to become a Producer and Director working across TV, radio and online, traveling extensively to produce and direct film projects across the world. A highlight from her 15 years in London was producing Sport at Heart, the campaign film that secured the 2012 Olympic Games for London, beating rival bid films from Steven Spielberg (New York) and Luc Besson (Paris). Another highlight was being a producer on Salute Petra, an NZIFF selected feature-length documentary about the memorial opera for Luciano Pavarotti held in the Jordanian desert. For the past 7 years Magnolia has been working with universities in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand, including Monash University, the University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Southern Queensland, to produce and direct documentaries about their research projects. She also directs and produces the STEM Talks ® which are a series of films that give the public an opportunity to hear from leading academics about their research. Magnolia continues to work with universities on a range of content including the recent production, Mapping the Messiness, a feature-length documentary. WATER is her latest documentary series which looks at fresh water, sea level rise and rights and responsibilities issues in New Zealand alongside prominent academic researchers.