Films are magical — they have the power to transport us, impact us, change us. From a young age this attracted me to pursue a career in this industry. I’ve had the chance to work on many types of projects, but am always looking for new opportunities to help others create moving media. The short films, ads, and edits above are a current and ever changing selection of work I feel demonstrates my abilities as an editor, director, and cinematographer best.
I decided to pursue filmmaking as a career right after my first video camera was stolen out of my hands. As the thief ran away from me and jumped into a waiting car, I felt like a piece of me had been stolen too. My footage was on that camera, and that was something I couldn't replace.
For a 13-year-old?
This experience was a lesson learned and also a blessing wrapped inside a weird disguise. It enabled me to see that making movies was something that meant a lot to me. It energized me to pursue filmmaking in a more serious way.
I saved money and bought a new camera and a "movie editing for dummies" book. I taught myself Adobe Premiere on a hand me down laptop.
I spent the following decade as an apprentice to a professional film director and his production company. I practiced, studied, grew, and learned. I graduated from high school and traveled around the country. In 2007 I was hired by Apple computers to teach filmmaking, art, and technology to their customers. I spent ten years with Apple and slowly built up my body of work in my free time.
Currently, I'm managing a small media company with my friend and colleague. We call ourselves The Dans. I work part-time as an AV/IT technician for a simulated collegiate hospital, and I still carve out time to practice, study, grow and learn.
Filmmaking is what I do and one of many parts of who I am. I'm eternally grateful for this path and I welcome you to enjoy my work. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit. If you'd like to reach out and talk, please feel free to send me an email.
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”