Starring Henry Rollins, H for Hunger was shot in a studio in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The feature film won an Honorable Mention at the Santa Cruz Film Festival and was in 8 other festivals including DOK Leipzig.
It won the Audience Award at the Moondance Film Festival and premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival.
You can rent the film on iTunes.
Coyote Funeral is a feature film drama about 2 brothers who walk across Texas, so the film was shot all across Texas, border to border, Louisiana to El Paso.
It won best film at the Worldfest Film Festival and Southern Winds Film Festival, was nominated for best director at the Trail Dance Film Festival, and was in 6 other film festivals.
I shot and edited over 20 promos for the U.S. Olympic Committee in preparation for the Olympic Games in London & Sochi. Filmed in LA, San Francisco, Austin, Lake Placid, Salt Lake City, and Washington DC, these promos covered the athletes and coaches in the sports of Track & Field, Diving, Weightlifting, Bobsled, Speed Skating, and Hockey.
Small Business Rules is a branded entertainment series created for the American Express entrepreneur community site, OpenForum.com. We travelled to New York, LA, San Francisco, Denver, Boulder, Atlanta, and Chicago for a total of 72 episodes.
Timberbrit is an avant-garde opera that imagines the tragic demise of Britney Spears and her deathbed reconciliation with her true love, Justin Timberlake. Sherng-Lee Huang and I were tasked by composer Jacob Cooper to create a music video for the opening aria of the opera. Cooper applies a technique called “time-stretching” to Britney’s music, slowing it down to subvert the original bubble gum with an atmosphere of dark menace. We took a similar approach to her music videos, combining found footage with a newly shot performance from soprano Melissa Hughes. The opera and the music video were featured on NPR's All Things Considered.
Sherng-Lee Huang and I also designed video installations for the opera’s premiere run at NYC’s legendary Ontological-Hysteric Theater (home of a young Sam Shepard and Richard Foreman, the godfather of New York avant-garde theater). Starring Hughes as Britney and Ted Hearne as Justin, the production was a Critic’s Pick in TimeOut NY and a Voice Choice in the Village Voice.
This video placed on the Top 40 AOL Music Video Charts and was a featured selection of the SXSW Film Festival. It was also one of five SXSW shorts featured on the television series Movies and Music (ReelzChannel). 250,000 views on YouTube. Directed by Sherng-Lee Huang.
Glory Daze is a feature length documentary on the Club Kid scene in NYC from the late 80's through the 90's with a focus on the leading Club Kid, Michael Alig who was convicted of murder and sent to prison for 18 years. Featuring interviews with all the major players in the scene including exclusive interviews with Alig both in prison and after his release in May 2014. Directed by Ramon Fernandez.
Burma, A Human Tragedy is a documentary feature, narrated by Anjelica Huston, that was shot in Burma and features an interview with Aung San Suu Kyi. It was shown at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
This feature length documentary on the protest group, Parents for Occupy Wall Street, premiered at the 2014 Palm Springs Film Festival. Directed by Dana Glazer.
New York Road Runners organizes the ING New York City Marathon & New York City Half Marathon on both of which I have shot. Working with Starr Media Design, the footage we shot on the day of the race is broadcast worldwide. I've also shot many of their promotional videos, travelling to Mammoth Lakes, California, Portland, Minneapolis, and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
FX Reboot is an interstitial show starring Erik Beck that played on the Epix network. Each of the 10 total episodes analyzed a special effect from a Hollywood movies like Iron Man, Star Trek, or Indiana Jones and sought to duplicate the effect on a low budget using everyday items.
"Bad companies can't hide behind great ads anymore.” This documentary feature is directed by Jeff Rosenblum and Sherng-Lee Huang. The film was in select theaters throughout 2012, playing in London, Toronto, Calgary, San Francisco, Las Vegas, NYC, D.C., and other cities. Special screenings included NYC Ad Week, D.C. Ad Week, iMedia, company-wide screenings for Saatchi & Saatchi and Zappos, River Run Film Festival, and the Social Media Film Festival, where it was awarded Best Documentary. It made its television premiere on Bloomberg TV in 2013 and can be watched in its entirety here.
Under the Radar: Burma is a feature length documentary shot entirely in Burma with Henry Rollins.
The Listening Party is a short film directed by Livia Ungur about Nicu and Norel, two men charting paths of resistance in Communist Romania. The story revolves around secret “listening parties,” where factory workers play albums smuggled in from the West.
This music video was surreptitiously filmed on Super 8mm at a butterfly sanctuary in Moscow with Tanya Poliakova. The song is off of Josh Ritter's album, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter.
The boxing segments from this video were shot in Brooklyn at Gleason’s Gym, where so many well-known fighters have trained. Starring 2 time Golden Gloves winning boxer, Cara Castronuova (The Biggest Loser) and the lead singer of Putnam Hall, Lillard. Directed by Senior Vice President for MTV World, Nusrat Durrani and produced by Mohammed Naqvi.
I have shot and edited many in house videos for Google including sizzle reels, corporate videos, and conferences. I will both work with their office in New York and coordinate with their other offices in California.
I have shot many internal videos for Nike showcasing their sponsored events and product launches, including the 11/11 Experience with LeBron James in Miami, the Montauk Project in Long Island, NY, and the Women's DC Half-Marathon. These videos are produced with Starr Media Design.
I have produced and shot many videos for Brooks Running Shoes including profiles of their elite runners like Desi Davila, Bobby Curtis, Katie Mackey, and Neely Spence-Gracey and their running teams, Hansons-Brooks in Detroit and Brooks Beasts in Seattle.
I directed and shot 4 videos for Saucony's 2013 "Strongest Moment" campaign. These videos featured 4 of their elite runners, Duane Solomon, Ben True, Molly Huddle, and Ashley Higginson discussing their greatest professional moment to date. I also produced and shot videos for their 2014 500 Mile Challenge campaign.
I have produced and shot several promotional videos for Adidas and their yearly Golden Stripes Racing campaign.
Ultimate Gaming House is a branded entertainment series for Dr. Pepper. It’s produced by Major League Gaming, a professional video game league.
I shot several promotional industrials for Star Chefs Magazine with top chefs Justin Smillie, Sam Mason, and Salvatore Martone.
This comedy was made for the Roger Smith Shorts, a film festival where all the films were written, shot, and completed at the Roger Smith Hotel in NYC over the course of 5 days. It was directed by Sherng-Lee Huang a and written and acted by Greg Tucelsecu (Bridesmaids, I Love You Man) and David Hale.
A court show with a twist: Judge Mazz holds trial at the scene of the crime. This show was in daytime syndication across the US. Produced by Litton Entertainment.
A fever dream, shot on 16mm. It was shown at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
I directed and shot this performance video with Sherng-Lee Huang.
Best Job Ever is a Veronica Belmont hosted, branded entertainment show for Dice.com the career website serving information technology and engineering professionals. We travelled to LA, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, and New York profiling interesting tech jobs at companies like Hulu, Zappos, and Groupon.
This experimental short was made in Dusseldorf and features the voice of legendary Hollywood ADR man, Norman Schwartz (Total Recall, Die Hard, E.T.). It was shown at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
Flotrack is a website that caters exclusively to fans of track and field. For their premium subscription service, I have made many long-form documentary pieces on some of the best runners in the world inluding Mo Farah, Galen Rupp, Matt Centrowitz, and Bernard Lagat who all granted unprecendented access.
Gymnastike is a website that covers and provides original content in the sport of gymnastics. For their paid subscribers, I have made several up-close and personal mini-documentaries with such Olympic notables as Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, and Bridget Sloan.
The clip above is the opening scene of The Last Alchemist, or How Wynn Albright Got His Comeuppance. The short film stars Carson Grant , Dave Koenig, and Peter Christiansen. The film was shot by Alexandre Singh.
Xander and Mother Joan is a short subject documentary about Joan and her pet iguana. It was in the Wreck-beach Film Festival and screened at the Angelika NewFilmmakers Program at the Anthology Film Archives in New York.
Jim Thompson was the “Thai silk king,” an American businessman who moved to Bangkok after World War II and revitalized the Thai silk industry. In 1967, while vacationing in the Malaysian highlands he walked into the jungle and was never seen again. His disappearance is one of the unexplained mysteries of the 20th century. This documentary presents an oral history of his life and probable death: we travelled to Thailand, France, and elsewhere interviewing those who knew the man back when he was the toast of Bangkok.
Svenska Hollywoodfruar is a reality show on Swedish channel TV3, about rich Swedish women married and living in Hollywood.
This was a pilot for BET hosted by Antonio Neves.
Inhabitat is a green design website that tracks innovations in technology, materials, and design practices that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future. I have produced many videos for them profiling people & topics such as curator of the MoMA Paola Antonelli, fashion designer LeeAnne Marshall, the Chevy Volt, as well as producing ad campaigns for Philips and Home Depot.
Quiet Library is a comedy troupe with whom I have frequently collaborated. The various videos I have shot, edited, or directed for them since 2006 have over 10 million views and been featured on NPR, ABC’s 20/20, and the front page of YouTube and Funny or Die.
Sherng-Lee Huang directed me and David Hale in this noir comedy. He wrote it with Ray Machuca, who shot it.
Major League Gaming is a league for professional video game players. They put on tournaments as well as broadcast many of their own shows on mlg.tv. I have edited for many of these shows as well as put together sizzle reels aimed at showcasing their many corporate sponsors.
Tons of cameos in this one: Bjorn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John), Travis McCoy, Double O, Naledge, Gym Class Heroes, Dan Solomito. Directed by Robert Adam Mayer.
I travelled to Brazil with Darby Communications to showcase the work that the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) has done in this region. ANDE is a global network of organizations that invest money and expertise to propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Their aim is to fill the “missing middle” – the space representing the disparity between investments in small businesses compared to other business sectors in emerging markets (microfinance for individuals and small groups; and private equity for larger businesses). While there, I met many great people who have started their own internet cafes, coffee bars, and barber shops.
Questus is a digital agency in San Fransisco and New York providing web site development, logo and brand development, market research, strategic planning and interactive advertising services. iMedia awarded them the 2012 iMedia Small Agency of the Year award. I have shot and edited several of their in-house videos and marketing videos for companies such as Capitol One and Pernod.
Tech Week In View was a weekly tech show produced by the Britain-based Megawhat TV. For its third season, the show and host moved to New York where I directed every episode. The host is Stuart Miles, a tech journalist and founder of pocket-lint.com.
“A Rorschach test with a beat.” There is no animation in this video; the special effects were all generated with in-camera techniques and minimal color correction in editing.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities is a non-profit organization devoted to the more than 15 million children in the US who suffer from learning disabilities. I have shot and edited many videos for them, travelling all over the country. All this was done in association with Darby Communications. I also helped direct a 15 minute documentary profiling a successful case study at a preschool in Illinois.
The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of new, faster-acting and affordable tuberculosis medicines. Working with Darby Films, I have shot and edited many videos, interviews, conferences, and podcasts for the TB Alliance.
TMI Weekly was a “web-paced talk show” starring Julia Allison, Mary Rambin and Meghan Asha. These popular bloggers discussed the topics of most interest to young women who live and work on the verge of the hottest trends in life, tech, and style.
3 comedic PSA's were produced for Alembic Health Communications' Prevent Childhood Influenza campaign.
Shot on Super 16 film, written and directed by Robert Massa. 75,000 views on youtube.
Shown at the DC Shorts Film Festival & took 3rd place in an Ourstage Online Film Festival.