A project I have been shooting in collaboration with artist Denise Prince over the last year is premiering tonight at Women & Their Work! A blurb from the gallery: In large paintings, photographs, performance and a 16mm film, Denise Prince seeks to lay bare the outsized role that fantasy plays in the construction of identity […]
I had the opportunity to shoot stills for a recent Teen Vogue piece written by Jessica Goudeau: When Sarah Bagh thinks of Syria, she thinks of summer evenings spent catching turtles with her cousins in their grandparents’ backyard in Damascus. While the children played, the adults lingered over dinner, neighbors and relatives sharing news with […]
I collaborated with Austin filmmakers Chelsea Hernandez and Iliana Sosa this spring on a short documentary about undocumented parents. Chelsea and Iliana were commissioned by Field of Vision and Firelight media to tell a story from the perspective of vulnerable communities for the series Our 100 Days, exploring threats to U.S. democracy during the first 100 days […]
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!