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, 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 […]
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 […]
We started shooting the latest 16mm film project from Denise Prince last week, based on the Madeline storybook. Here are a few SFW stills.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Album art is out for the new Painted Redstarts Album, featuring an image from our music video for “Mystical Ways,” directed by Geoff Marslett and lensed by yours truly. The album and video will be released later this month, stay tuned!
“Bad at Dancing” was lucky enough to win the Silver Bear Jury Award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival! Berlin is known for showcasing innovative films, and Joanna’s film is certainly groundbreaking by the way in which it calls into question personal boundaries and intimacy. We shot in black and white, with Joanna asking for […]
Back in November I teamed up with Nick and Josh Holden from Mishnoon Productions for an afternoon at C-Boys in Austin to shoot a video for soul band Roxy Roca’s new album. Check it out in Elmore Magazine: Love Maker Deville Love Maker Deville is the second video we’ve shot for the band, following last […]