Directors: Todd Jones and Steve Jones
A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the “People’s Champion.” He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.
*To World Premiere at Hot Docs 2018
Director: Evan Dennis
A troubled fighter returns to the gym she once called home where a battle with her former trainer and his new fighter is the only path to forgiveness.
Director: Jona Frank
"Baby Faced Assassin" is a short documentary that tells the story of Paul Butler, a super-flyweight champion boxer from Liverpool.
Director: Robert Richardson
"Mandible" is a short film directed and shot by Academy Award winner Robert Richardson. Richardson made the film as a promotional piece for the Newport Beach Film Festival.
This was my second collaboration with Richardson. All of the words, graphics and distortions were born out of that collaboration, and handmade by myself.
See the full short here.
Director: Stephanie Martin
Director of Cinematography: Robert Richardson
Best Live Short, Palm Springs International ShortFest
"Wild Horses" tells the story of Mills, an established photographer, who returns to her native Nevada following an urgent call from her grandmother informing her that a band of wild horses close to their hearts, faces government roundup.
Cruelty, courage, love and memory collide as two generations of women bear witness to the brutality common to wild horse roundups in the American West.
Director: Andrew Muscato
"Branca's Pitch" uncovers the controversy behind the homerun famously called "The Shot Heard Round the World," which caused the Brooklyn Dodgers to lose the National League Pennant to the New York Giants. The feature documentary follows 86-year-old Ralph Branca's journey to pen a memoir that finally tells his side of the story.
Director: Tim McCann
Best Editor, Boston Film Festival
"All Mistakes Buried" is a feature film about a junkie's surreal journey through the Louisiana underground. Starring Sam Trammell, of 'True Blood' fame.
"But rather than tell its story in a strictly linear way, as an old (or mainstream) film might, "All Mistakes Buried" flashes back and forth through the hero's recent life in a prismatic fashion. The brilliant editing, by McCann and Chris Kursel, is reminiscent of arty 1960s and '70s films that applied the techniques of literary fiction to pulp thriller material." rogerebert.com, January '16
Client: Ponyshow Entertainment
A video celebrating Spike Lee's Promax Lifetime Achievement Award
Director: Jessica Sanders
March of the Living is a feature documentary that follows a group of American teens as they travel to Poland to learn from survivors of the Holocaust.
I created a series of promotional videos for the film, focusing on particular pairs of teens and survivors.
Director: Daniel Stolzman
A short film about the creative process that leads to new e-sports characters for the biggest online game in the world.