I believe that artistic expression is a vital means of addressing critical issues and that storytelling is a powerful tool for improving the world in which we live. I have worked as a director and producer across a number of genres - from large scale installations to major motion pictures, broadcast specials, web series, multi-platform content packages, site-based VR, world-building R&D, live events and traditional documentaries. Through a combination of rigorous investigative research, documentary practice and technical creativity in a range of mediums, my current focus is on work that contributes to the betterment of our culture, our society and our planet.
2017 Saturn Award nomination, 2017 & 2016 Clio Key Art Awards, 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award, 2015 National Headliner Award, 2009 Saturn Award winner, PGA Award, Grammy nomination, NAACP Image Award nomination, LAFF Audience Choice Award and Social Justice Fund nomination.
Works have appeared at:
Double Exposure Fest, The Venice Biennale, Sundance, SXSW, LAFF, The Whitney Museum, AFI & TriBeCa.
Project clients include:
University of Alaska, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Ford, Al Jazeera, Netflix, USC, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Boeing, Warner Bros., Zeiss, and Sony.
Speaking engagements include:
SXSW, The Double Exposure Symposium, The International Journalism Festival, USC’s World Building Institute, The National Press Club and through online and broadcast platforms.
I am an advisory board member
for Literary Riot at Get Lit-Words Ignite, a youth-focused film collective.
I hold certificates in:
Psychological First Aid
Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice
Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens
Wilderness First Aid
Legacy work includes:
Seminal music videos (1988-1998)
Nine Inch Nails, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Ministry, Soundgarden and Suicidal Tendencies among others. Labels including Epic Records, Capitol Records, TVT Records, Sony Music, Warner Music, Netwerk Records, A&M Records, Epitaph, DefJam.
Installation, experimental and short-film work by Doug Aitken, Mike Mills, Wyatt Troll and Spike Jones.
Commercial workfor (partial list) Nike, Converse, American Indian College Fund, Girl!, Alva, Raygun, Art Brewer.
Photo-editor at Large (1990’s)
Grand Royal Magazine
Contributing writer/photographer (1988-2004)
Dirt/ESPN Magazine, Thrasher Magazine, Big Brother and SuperX Media.