DOCUMENTARY.

POETRY OF RESILIENCE (2011)

Cinematography

Directed by Academy Award Nominee Katja Esson

Screened at numerous film festivals in the US and abroad including:

Brooklyn International Film Festival, IDA Film Festival

 

SKYDANCER (2011)

Cinematography

Directed by Academy Award Nominee Katja Esson

Screened at numerous film festivals in the US and abroad including:

Brooklyn International Film Festival, IDA Film Festival

2 MILLION MINUTES (2008) 

Director of Photography

Directed by Frontline reporter Chad Heeter

An examination of high school in the US, India and China.

BEHIND THE GLASS (2008)

Director of Photography  

Directed by Gabriel Rhodes

Screened at HotDocs, 2008 

 

BIG ENOUGH (2005) 

Director of Photography

Directed by Jan Krawitz

Broadcast on POV (PBS)

 

THUNDER IN GUYANA (2004) 

Director of Photography

Directed by Suzanne Wasserman

Screened at Margaret Mead Film Festival,

Broadcast on POV (PBS)

 

MUSTAFA (2005) 

Director of Photography

Directed by Linda Goode Bryant

Broadcast on Spike TV, 2005

THE VOTE (2005) 

Director of Photography

Directed by Linda Goode Bryant

Broadcast on Spike TV

THE LAST LAUGH
Producer/Director/DP/Editor

2016. THE LAST LAUGH was released theatrically in over 25 cities, was broadcast on PBS’s independent Lens where it was a runner-up for the Audience Award, is Certified Fresh at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, and has screened at over 100 festivals including Tribeca (World Premiere), London, HotDocs, Rome, Traverse City, Jerusalem and IDFA.

LARAMIE: A LEGACY
Director of Photography

2018. LARAMIE: A LEGACY is a three-tiered "Erase Hate" campaign for The Matthew Shepard Foundation and The Tectonic Theater Project in honor of the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder, The 3 short films include the "#EraseHate," "The Opposite of Hate is..." and "Theater That Lasts."

IMELDA
Director of Photography

2004. Award winning documentary that explores The Complex Persona Of Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Her Rise To Power And Fall From Grace. Premiered at IDFA and Sundance. Winner of Sundance Cinematography Prize (Ferne Pearlstein) and IDA Special Award. Broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens.

FREAKONOMICS
Director of Photography

2010. Cinematographer on Academy Award winner Alex Gibney’s segment of "Freakonomics." World Premiere at 

Tribeca.

"Alex Gibney's meditation on sumo wrestling and corporate malfeasance is the most artful and thoughtful of the four segments."           - Village Voice

RUTHIE & CONNIE:
Every Room in the House
Director of Photography

2002. Berlinale, HBO. Winner of Best Documentary at aGLIFF, Golden Space Needle, the Seattle and Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festivals and 7 audience awards

THE COLA WARS
Executive Producer/DP

2019. Executive Producer along with Producing Partner Robert Edwards on feature documentary about the historical battle between Coke and Pepsi for History’s new “History 100” series.

THE UNITED STATES
Producer/Director/DP/Editor

2017. Part of Filmmakers Unite (FU), a compilation of 1-9 minute shorts by filmmakers cutting across race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and religion – to present a collective response to the current threats to our democracy. Premiered at Doc Leipzig and played at festivals around the world. Theatrical release - Roxy, SF

SUMO EAST AND WEST
Producer/Director/DP/Editor

2003. Screened at dozens of film festivals in the US and abroad including: Tribeca (World Premiere), Los Angeles, Melbourne and Hawaii International Film Festival where it screened for 8000 people on Waikiki Beach.

Broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens and aired around the world

DITA & THE FAMILY BUSINESS
Co-Director/Editor

2001. Documentary about co-Director Josh Taylor's Cuban grandmother who married into the Bergdorf Goodman family, Premiered at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Aired on Metro TV. Released by First Run Features.

TAKEN IN: The Lives of America’s Foster Children
Co-Producer/DP

1999. Directed by Academy Award winner Vanessa Roth. TAKEN IN premiered at Sundance 1998, DuPont-Columbia Award 1999 and the1998 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial-Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

 

ADDITIONAL FILMS 

PLEASURES OF URBAN DECAY (2000) 

Director of Photography

Directed by Sam Ball

Festivals — Screened at Sundance

THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN COLTRANE (1996)

Director of Photography 

Directed by Jeff Swimmer 

Festivals — Winner AFI/LA International Film Festival, 1996

Broadcast on Bravo

SECRET PEOPLE (1998)

Associate Producer, Director of Photography

Directed by Laura Harrison and John Biaggi (Director, Human Rights Watch Film Festival) 

(Full Frame, SXSW (Runner-up Best Film)

PBS/Independent Lens, 1999 

 

TO MEET THE ELEPHANT (1994)

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

graduate thesis film, Stanford University, MA

Screened at numerous film festivals in the US and abroad

PBS

THE MINORS (1994)

Producer, Cinematographer

graduate thesis film directed by Jon Halperin;

Stanford University, MA Program

Screened at numerous film festivals in the US and abroad

PBS

 

SQUATTING (1993)

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Short; Stanford University, MA Program

Screened at numerous film festivals in the US and abroad

PBS

 

RAISING NICHOLAS (1993)

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Short; Stanford University, MA Program

Screened at numerous film festivals including 

Sundance and San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals

Released by Frameline Films

PBS

 

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