Films/Awards

PASSENGERS (Director/Writer)
8 min, narrative, 35mm B/W

SYNOPSIS:

Beneath a grim city, a floating feather momentarily unites a crowd of strangers, allowing two misfits the chance to make a connection.

AWARDS:

Best Short Film: Stony Brook Film Festival; Best Film: Moxie Film F. F.; Best Film: Topango F. F.; Special Jury Prize: Cleveland F. F.; Special Jury Prize: Florida F. F.; Special Jury Prize: Deauville Int’l F. F.; Audience Award and Young Persons’ Award: Capalbio F. F.

NOTABLE SCREENINGS:

Sundance F. F.; Telluride F. F.; Palm Springs Short F. F.; Hamptons Int’l F. F.; AFI Los Angeles Int’l F. F.; Gen Art F. F.; Taos F. F.; USA Comedy Festival;  Aspen Shortsfest; Message to Man Film F. F. (St. Petersburg, Russia); Karlovy-Vary F. F.; Asbury Short Film Festival; et. al

 


OLDTIMERS (Director/Co-Producer)
16 min., documentary, 16mm B/W

SYNOPSIS:

“Oldtimers” documents the stories and recollections of an elderly community that gathered at Original McCarthy’s, an historic but desolate bar in San Francisco’s Mission District. The film centers around a trio of country and western musicians who perform the songs of Hank Williams Sr. at McCarthy’s every Friday night. “Oldtimers” examines the loneliness these elderly people face each day, and the resilience and vitality of the community they have created for themselves.

AWARDS:

Special Jury Prize: San Francisco F.F.; Finalist: USA Film F.F.; Silver Award: Kracow Int’l Short F.F.; Honors: Sinking Creek F.F.

NOTABLE SCREENINGS:

Cinéma du Réel (Paris); Seattle International Film Festival; Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, Locarno Int’l Film Festival; Black Maria Film Festival; Film Arts Festival; Humboldt Int’l Film Festival; Algarve Int’l Film Festival, Cork Int’l Film Festival, et. al.

 


OTHER RECENT PROJECTS

New Topographics: Artist Documentaries
Client: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New Topographics Exhibition

Napoleon’s Privates
Book Promotion. Client: Harper Collins

Raromori (also cinematographer)
Documentary. Client: Sierra Madre Alliance

Let You Go: Music Video
Artist: Brandon Wilde; Label: Reprise Records

It’s a Snap
Online Commercial. Client: American Express. Producer: Nicolas Karlson, Digitas Agency