COMMERCIAL / DOCUMENTARY WORK SAMPLES
COMMERCIAL & DOC /// COFFEE FOR THE COMMON GOOD
I recently had the great pleasure to collaborate with Guadalupe Roastery on their premiere commercial and documentary series exploring the relationship between farmers of the coffee producing world and the coffee we drink.
Coffee for the Common Good was directed, produced, and edited by myself. The production was facilitated by my production company: Animal Garden.
In addition to this documentary, we also produced a one minute commercial out of the material you see featured here. We also created a promotional package of stills and gifs for marketing purposes and actively advised on the advertising strategy that would best convert the ad-spend to sales.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY /// ART OF THE MOMENT
Art of the Moment was a short form documentary exploring my friend and mentor Johan Manschot's spiritual practice of Zen painting. The documentary premiered on the prestigious arts and culture blog "BOOOOOOOM!" and received significant attention in the online video space. I produced, edited, and directed Art of the Moment.
You can read a detailed interview on my process with this project here.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY /// "DOWN 45"
I directed, produced, and edited this short documentary portrait of Houston musician Princess Darlene. The video serves as an introduction to her forthcoming music video.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY /// TEXAS ARCHITECT MAGAZINE
I directed, produced, and edited this documentary for Texas Architect magazine discussing the contemporary effort for good public architecture in the Dallas parks department.
VIDEO ESSAY /// HOW STANISLAVSKI REINVENTED ACTING
The video essay format is an emerging medium in which filmmakers and film critics use stills and excerpts from films to comment on the history and craft of cinema.
I have experimented recently with video essays as a way to help illustrate topics in cinema that I am passionate about that I feel have been left out of the mainstream conversation around moving images.
My recent video essay on Russian theatre in the 1890s and its influence on the way we think about acting in the cinema today was received with great success.
At this writing it has received 147,000 views, was selected for the prestigious "Vimeo Staff Pick," and was featured on major film websites such as Film School Rejects and No Film School. Previous video essays have been featured by NOWNESS, Criterion, and many other websites.