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September 12, 2019

I'm excited to share ‘Today I’m Gonna Get Myself A Real Job’, a music video I directed for funk guitarist Cory Wong!

Cory Wong says:

“I grew up as an MTV and VH1 kid. I watched music videos for hours on end. Fortunately, I grew up in the golden era of music videos, but n...

August 22, 2019

Thank you, Adobe, for the 2019 Top Talent Design Award for Swan Song. It earned one of 6 awards for US music videos.  List of Winners

July 1, 2019

I got to do crazy VFX for this new Meg Myers' cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill.". Director Jo Roy gave me greenscreen footage of Kate Myers on monkey bars and on harnessed to wires. Next, artist Eric Bradford gave me hand drawings of the objects to be in the...

October 25, 2018

Proud to share our music video Swansong premieres at National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) this weekend. It screens as part of the Centerpiece program on Saturday. This will be my 12th year, and 14th film, in the festival. Looking forward to seeing everyone...

February 27, 2018

Please help with a great project. We start shooting in just over a week.

Record companies usually pay for music videos to promote signed musicians. Swansong is different. It is a passion project to create a beautiful narrative video inspired...

October 17, 2017

An official music video on which I did the visual effects work is out and in four days has 100,000+ hits [Update on 1/1/2018: 500K hits]. The song is by Thundercat, a 2016 Grammy winner, and features Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins. I did greenscreen keying, TV compos...

October 8, 2017

“The Theory” helped open the Los Angeles Music Video Awards along with new videos from a Tribe Called Quest, Sylvan Esso, and Green Day. “The Theory”, created with producer Joy Sunday, illustrates a song from the jazz hip-hop band the Harmonious Monks. Joy, the band, I...

April 17, 2017

Seattle-area and NFFTY friends, come see my USC senior thesis film at NFFTY on Sunday, April 30th as part of the "Variety Hour" program. (Excited for my 11th year and lucky 13th film at the festival!). This will be the film's first open-to-the-public screening.


March 27, 2017

The USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) First Look Film Festival has selected DOWN THE WORMHOLE, my senior thesis film. SCA says the private festival selects the top student-produced films for family, friends, faculty and especially the Hollywood Community. The festival...

February 13, 2017

I’m honored to announce that BAIL will screen later this month at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. Dubbed "the Black Sundance,” in previous years the festival has attracted such luminaries as Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, John Singleton and Spike Lee.

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