Austin Film Fest Indie Filmmaker Roundtable

I’ll be one of the featured guests at this week’s AFF indie filmmaker roundtable, discussing my work and answering questions from aspiring filmmakers: speed-dating style. I’ll be there along with 9 other filmmakers, including writer/director Annie Silverstein (Skunk), producer Susan Kirr (The Tree of Life), editor Chris Roldan (The Tree of Life), and Director Greg Kwedar […]

Conflict of Interest

One of my photographs is featured in the visual art and literary magazine Conflict of Interest. It is paired with an excerpt from Adeena Reitberger’s short story “Here is Always Somewhere Else”: I start riding horses the same year Lani admits to a heroin addiction, but I quit and she doesn’t. She refuses to speak about […]

Artist Talk at GrayDUCK Gallery

I have a series of images up at GrayDUCK Gallery through Sept 25. The image above is one in the series. Please check out the show- it’s a collection of works from 9 artists that are part of The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group. Tomorrow I’ll be giving an Artist Talk to discuss the work, here […]

Paste Magazine Feature

I’m thrilled to be listed among three “DPs on the Rise” for my work on Joanna Arnow’s Bad at Dancing. Author Meredith Alloway states: Paste checked out Rooftop’s “This Is What We Mean By Short Films” block earlier this summer and found filmmaker Joanna Arnow’s film Bad at Dancing hilarious and compelling. Her DP, Amy Bench, delivered visuals with […]

ARVIND premiere on KLRU TV June 16

ARVIND, a short film I shot with Evan Roberts (along with Co-DP Annie Silverstein) will have its television premiere June 16 and play again on June 21. After his mentally ill mother is released from prison, Arvind, a 16-year-old biracial queer teenager in Austin, Texas, revisits old family wounds when he writes and produces a […]

Don’t Ever Change

I had the opportunity to collaborate with some of Austin’s best this weekend: Director/Editor Don Swaynos, Producer Matt Wallis, and actors Frank Mosely, Heather Kafka, and Cyndi Williams. Simply a dream cast. Can’t wait for people to see this absurdly beautiful comedy, and the magic that was made. Here are some stills I grabbed on […]

Denise Prince Shoot

We started shooting the latest 16mm film project from Denise Prince last week, based on the Madeline storybook. Here are a few SFW stills.

Sundance Takeaways

In addition to being a cinematographer, I also teach film directing and film studies classes at Austin Community College. One of my colleagues, Laura DiMeo, did a faculty profile on my takeaways from Sundance. One of the amazing things about the festival is not only meeting new friends/collaborators and seeing fantastic and boundary-pushing films, but connecting […]

Holy Hell!

I attended Sundance this year in support of the amazing documentary “Holy Hell,” about life inside of a spiritual cult. Directed by a former cult member, Will Allen, it takes you on an amazing journey of living within a strong and supportive community, only to have it slowly unravel and shatter. The footage was largely […]

AFI Fest

Bad at Dancing played AFI Fest in November to round out its festival run. The film played before Alison Bagnall’s hilarious “Funny Bunny” and was well received. It made Crossfader’s list of top 10 films at AFI, with this to say: That a second time director made a film that holds its own among AFI […]