Filmed 10 adventurous action short documentaries in 6 days in over 20 locations around national monuments! Shot with Sony FS7 and my GoPro Karma drone with gimbal! I freaking love it so much! It was extremely helpful running up mountains and jumping across streams! Honored to meet and film so many amazing people. Their stories are incredible and cannot wait to share with the world.
Here is a picture behind the camera with Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, Head Councilwoman of Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
California’s Forgotten Children - Documentary is officially complete after 4 years of hard work. I am truly grateful for the hundreds of amazing people who have helped make this film possible!
Submitted our film to all the leading film festivals around the world for premiere in 2018! Wish us luck!
Bellow is the teaser to the documentary Crowning Change - The Erin O'Flaherty Story is officially out! Check it out and if you also want to join the team there are ways to on the site!
Plus found the best cookies I have ever had!
THE MUSIC VIDEO
Check out this music video I worked as cinematographer on! Shot in one day, one location. On a Red Scarlet with Ziess Lenses.
Thanks to my amazing camera and lighting team Andrew Glennon, Jason Knutzen, Kenan Kamal, and Ogun Ozkan! Khadijah Clark choreography and produced/ art by Virginia Wade!
BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING
Very excited to announce that a portrait that I photographed will be showcased in The Emerging Women in Photography Show at the Palm Springs Photo Festival on May 10, 2017 and will be up for a month.
Come check out our photography exhibit in the Gré Coffeehouse and Art Gallery!
Plus have a yummy cup of joe☕!
Had a blast filming in D.C. for the past few days with these rockstars at "Time to THRIVE" with the Human Rights Campaign! I am working as a cinematographer with talented Director Lexy Kadey on a short documentary about Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty! She is the first openly gay contestant to compete at Miss America and is a huge advocate for LGBTQ rights and suicide prevention.
Millennials deal with pressures of self-identity in today's technological culture. It’s a challenge to continuously define ones own beauty, and not try to conform to other standards.
Angela McCrea and I collaborated to create a photo series empowering young women, representing beauty in it's most raw and natural form. Every week we will share a new portrait of a multicultural millennial woman at the intersection of art, beauty, culture, and technology.
Follow @whereisbeautyfilm every week for a new portrait that I photographed. Also check for prizes!
Greetings from the desert!
Had a truly spectacular time filming with these amazing talented artists in the Mojave desert for Ruth Weiss, The Beat Goddess - Documentary!
Worked with professional dance artist and choreographer Ida Victoria Herndon who created a spectacular performance on camera to ruth weiss’s most notable books "Desert Journal”, 1977
"ruth weiss has been sounding these poems, alone or with jazz accompaniment, for many years. Her poems are of the rhythms of our time and the interlaced, repetitive subtleties are sewn by that 'thread for those who breathe in rags' which bespeaks and sings the deep loom of the bronze lotus." — Jack Hirschman
GROUP PICTURE WITH THE TEAM
“Ruth Weiss, The Beat Goddess Documentary“ is powerful short documentary about an extraordinary poet taking a journey into the heart and passion of one of the most brilliant voices of the American Counter-Culture Movement.
Had the pleasure of speaking this past weekend in Flagstaff, Arizona with Nate'Eya Kahsai and producer Catherine Gurbaxani Wright at the Associated Students for Women's Issues at NAU Annual Women's Conference about The Art of Activism - "The Power of Film: Why it is important for women to tell stories!" Panel
Had an amazing past few days working at Sony Pictures with my girl Nate'Eya Kahsai! Met some wonderful people and had a great time. I had the pleasure of filming these fun talented artists for Behind the Scenes with rock band Train on the ABC Show Dr. Ken with Ken Jeong.
Honored and humbled to have worked with so many amazing people to make this film possible. For the first time we did a work in progress private "Thank You Screening" for the cast and crew of California's Forgotten Children Documentary in Los Angeles.
This is not just a film, we are a movement!
Representing California’s Forgotten Children Documentary at Women In Film Los Angeles Mini Upfronts.
The Dog Cafe’s mission is to revolutionize dog adoption by reinventing the way people connect with rescues who need homes. The Dog Cafe offers a comfortable and fun space for humans and dogs to hang out with each other, away from overcrowded shelters, which can provoke fear and aggression in perfectly adoptable pups.
In addition to helping worthy pups find homes, the Dog Cafe offers the opportunity for people unable to have pets of their own to spend quality time with furry friends (and vice versa) without the commitment of adoption.
Bellow is a short heartwarming video I put together of the wild horses we filmed over the holidays in the Salt River, Arizona.
MINI NEWS BLOG
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