After stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, a young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue, fighting for their lives against a gang of skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses.
I directed the Behind-the-Scenes efforts for this film, directed by acclaimed director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) and had the honor of interviewing Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Macon Blair, and Imogen Poots, among many more. Produced by A24, Broad Green Pictures, and Film Science.
Produced by the U.S. National Parks Service and Bota Box wine, I documented musician Dana Falconberry as she traveled the National Parks in honor of the centennial.
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A prism of faces shows the effervescent and diverse collection of people that attend the nomadic yoga festival Wanderlust.
This film takes place In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, in which dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a new way. It was an Official Selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. I directed all the EPK material.
At Psychedelic Science 2013, over 100 of the world's leading researchers from 13 countries presented recent findings on the benefits and risks of LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, ayahuasca, ibogaine, marijuana, and more, over three days of conference presentations. I created an immersive behind-the-scenes interview piece with my partner Galina Joyce Peters.
I directed this profile of rising media star RYOT News, which is now part of Huffington Post. The founders discuss the democratization of technology through new VR platforms.
Starring Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, and Jane Lynch, this dramedy follows a bored housewife who opens up Pandora's Box by letting a young stripper come and live with her and her family. I directed, shot, and edited the film's official EPK videos, creating 9 mini-documentaries for the film's promotion and bonus materials. Some of the videos profile Jill Soloway, who received the Best Director honor at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Videos coming soon!
A tapestry of over 60 yogis performing the Vinyasa flow at Wanderlust yoga festival.
I edited and associate produced this 10-part immersive online course, directed by 2-time Sundance winning Ondi Timoner. Designed by New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur Eric Ries, Lean Content applies “lean methodology and ‘tech’-niques” to content creation, financing, distribution, marketing, and monetization. It was exciting to be on the front lines of tech disruption and bring this revolutionary series to life!
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I was Associate Producer for this hilarious feature film satire and headed up all EPK materials, including this colorful production Tumblr.
A kinetic trailer outlining the various shows on the rising online news network TheLip.TV.
I directed and edited this promo piece covering the world's first "Mindful Triathlon" for the top lifestyle brand Wanderlust.
I directed the interview reel for Film Independent, which featured top sponsors and brands, including Lincoln, IMDB, and Jameson, for their annual Spirit Awards event.
I headed all production of this advocacy video for SMC Emeritus College, a state-funded school for seniors aged 55-105. The purpose of the video was to convince the California legislature of the tremendous value the school has on people's lives and on the State's economy.
I created this fundraising video for Art Division, a progressive arts non-profit for under-served young adults in Los Angeles' Rampart District.
One of my first documentary endeavors, this short agitprop piece was produced in partnership with the Texas chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Video currently unavailable online. Please contact me if interested.
I headed up the cinematography on the Behind-the-Scenes for my friend Jeremy Cohen's national BluCigs ad "Rise from the Ashes," starring Stephen Dorff.
Laser-fueled music video for raw Austin-based psych outfit After Hours!
I am the lead editor for the groundbreaking new series The World Underground, a dynamic musical portrait of underground music scenes around the world. In this installment, Gonzo Chicago founder John Yingling traveled to mainland China, filming an eclectic and explosion blend of punk, pop, and noise, with his sites set on the rumblings of political and developmental change in the streets. John is an impassioned advocate for music, a loyal servant like me, and it's been a pleasure working with him.
I had the privilege to direct a live concert performance from the cello rock ensemble Break of Reality. They are classically-trained musicians who play a variety of complex covers, original pieces, and cello classics. I couldn't be happier with the product and it was also a real pleasure to collaborate again with my Director of Photography Robert L. Garza and Sound Engineer David Hixon, who were my fellow soldiers in the field on Echotone.
Since their creation, these videos have reached nearly a million views and have catapulted Break of Reality toward a large nationwide fan base.
I directed and edited this EPK for Rebecca Crews, wife of superstar actor Terry Crews. My intent was to tell Rebecca's story through her musical journey, aesthetic, and spirituality. The tune is infectious.
Music video for Chicago's rising brother-sister garage rock duo White Mystery. Premiered on MTVHive.com and subsequently selected as Top 5 Videos of 2011.
For a list of some of the other terrific bands I've worked with, please visit the Echotone website.
We shot over 300 hours of footage for Echotone and were sad that some true gems had to be cut from the finished film. Below are some extended & deleted sequences for the feature film, which are also available on the DVD.
A hilarious and inspiring glimpse into the minds of the great electronic duo.
A short promo for the best psychedelic music festival I know, Austin's Psych Fest. This interview took place between Daniel Perlaky and Black Angels lead singer Alex Maas.
One of my favorite interviews we shot. These Grammy-nominated musicians speak the truth about the hard, DIY road to their current success.