Short Documentary - "Growth" (2015)

An exploration of the universality of growing up through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. Captured entirely from above and featuring over 75 diverse contributors, this short meditative documentary explores the complexity, subtlety, and beauty of growing up. ----- A powerful film that showcases the visual aesthetic possibilities of 4K storytelling. Commissioned by television brand VIZIO. GROWTH will be available to stream in 4K HDR exclusively on VIZIO 4K Televisions later this year. For more info visit www.VIZIO.com/GROWTH

Editor |  Story Supervisor | Official Selection: SXSW Film Festival 2015  | Directed by Mishka Kornai  | A VIZIO Original Documentary


Documentary Series - "The First Year" (2015)

Director  |  Editor  |  Campaign for Johnson's Baby

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SXSW 2015 - "Sounds From the Caribbean"

Photographer  |  with LargeUp


Short Documentary - "When I Look in the Mirror" (2014)

On the set of John Legend's "You and I" music video, we asked 63 women what they see when they look in the mirror. "When I look in the mirror" is a behind the scenes exploration of each woman's insight as they take a personally meditative look into the mirror and reflect on themselves and their experiences. We conducted dozens of interviews over the course of twelve days to cultivate this collection of stories. From cancer survivors to a middle schooler facing bullying, each woman's answer is indicative of her unique life experiences. Through interview, vérité filming, and staged recreations, this short documentary deeply explores female self-image, self-judgement, and ultimately, self-love.

Director  |  Vimeo Staff Pick  |  with Benjamin Mullinkosson


Short Documentary - "Gnarly in Pink" (2013)

Tutus. Nail Polish. Princesses. These words aren’t typically associated with skateboarding, but after being introduced to The Pink Helmet Posse, you’ll think twice. This fantastical short invites you into the world of three very girly-girls as they push themselves and each other to succeed and thrive in a sport dominated by guys. Given that by the age of 14 girls are twice as likely to drop out of sports as boys, Bella, Sierra and Relz drop in, carve and shred their way across gender barriers with the hope of one day going pro.

Director  |  Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival 2014  |  Official Selection: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2014  |  Official Selection: Palm Springs International Shorts Fest  |  Grand Jury Prize Winner: Nashville Film Festival  |  Jury Prize Winner: Big Bear Lake International Film Festival  |  Audience Award Winner: Traverse City Film Festival  |  New York Times  |  BuzzFeed  |  Upworthy  |  Inspired by The Pink Helmet Posse


Rebel Salute - 2015

Sound |  AD  |  with Ravi Lloyd & LargeUp


Short Documentary - "Forest Keepers" (2013)

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Eliphaz Kabwana is a father, husband and community leader. He grew in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda. Forest Keepers documents one week in the life of the Kabwana family, three generations of Batwa, as they teach their descendants an important culture that was nearly lost as a result of conservation & development induced displacement, namely, gorilla-tourism. This film was produced as part of the 2013 Destination Africa: Uganda program at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Partnering Organizations: The Kellermann Foundation & The Batwa Experience. Filmmakers: Matthew Blake, Malina Fagan, Siede Kohl, Kristelle Laroche. Executive Producers: Michael Kowalski and Jeff Swimmer. Commemoration: 2014 Cecil Award (Best Documentary), 2014 American Society of Cinematographers Linwood Dunn Heritage Award. For press and screenings, email forestkeepersmovie@gmail.com.

Made in collaboration with The Kellermann Foundation and the Batwa of Southwestern Uganda, with funding from Destination: Africa 2014