DIRECTOR

About

Awards /


SHORT CONTENT:
* Best 5th Grade Drawing of a New Balance Shoe
* 2010 Webby Award Win
* 2011 VMA Nomination
* 2011 Grammy Nomination
* 2011 MTV O Interactive Nomination
* 2012 MVPA Win
* 2016 IMAGEN Awards Nomination


FESTIVALS:
* Sundance FF Premiere
* Atlanta FF (Best Documentary)
* Bend FF (Jury Prize)
* Silverdocs FF
* Calgary International FF
* San Francisco DocFest
* Cleveland International FF
* Sedona International FF
* Full-Frame Documentary FFl
* Hot Springs Documentary FF
* Central Standard FF
* Rooftop Films Summer Screening

 

CLIENT LIST /


HP
Heineken
RAY-BAN
Infiniti
MINI Cooper
Intel
GQ
Pringles
Beats by Dre
G-Shock
Plus
Fuji-Film
Bing
Wetransfer
The Creators Project
VICE
The New York Times
The Guardian
Hampton Inn

 

 

 

I grew up in the not-really-Southern college-town of Gainesville, Florida -- in blissful humidity and an exploding punk scene. One day my mom plopped one of my New Balance shoes on the coffee table to teach me how to draw something realistically, with colored pencils of course. And from that moment on I was obsessed with drawing. And soon enough I was into all kinds of music and visual arts, and then eventually into video and film – you know the drill... 

Then during my "second childhood" in the kudzu adorned college-town of Athens, Georgia, I started making a documentary called "Dirty Work" with my friend David Sampliner. Having not gone to film school, this project became film school for us. For two years we shot, interviewed, directed, and edited the damn thing together. -- And I scored the music for it too. We were fortunate – it was accepted into Sundance and some other festivals and got some awards.

I got to LA and started making music videos with bands that I knew like my video for The Avett Brothers' "Will You Return," shot in the back of their tour-bus, or my one-take clip for OK Go's "WTF?".

Now I've teamed up with LARK as my music video rep, and BLACK DOG / RSA FILMS for commercials and music videos, while I'm also in development on a few narrative projects.