Film director and producer. Lives in Auckland, New Zealand. For fifteen years he worked in partnership with the director James Cunningham, with whom he made several successful short films, highlighting Infection, which featured in the competitive shows of the Cannes Festival, in 2000, and in the Sundance Festival, in 2001, in addition to twenty other international film events. He also co-directed videos and films alongside his brother Marc Swadel, including music videos and recordings for the bands Sonic Youth and The Strokes, and for the singer Iggy Pop. He also made documentaries on a wide range of topics, ranging from The Understudy, about a concert by the tenor singer Placido Domingo at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, to The Big Picture, a six-hour-long piece on the History of Art in New Zealand. He graduated in Cinema from the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, and completed a master’s degree in Intermedia at the Elam School of Fine Arts of the University of Auckland.