I was awarded Best Director by the Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival in 2020 for my debut feature film. Some of my commercial work has earned awards like: Cannes Lions Golds, Silver and Bronze; ANDY Gold; Clio Bronze, ADC Bronze, ONE Show Finalist.
I bring 15 years of professional experience in the film and media industry as a veteran filmmaker, commercial director, creative director, cultural strategist, writer, producer, editor, many-hat wearer. My diverse background of hands-on creative and production experience makes him a holistically competent and empathetic team leader, having worked at every stage of production, creative ideation and even strategy.
Sometimes called scrappy, I'm a natural problem solver with experience producing high quality film, television, commercial, interactive, editorial, and branded content from $10K-$5MM. Further tested during 2020, executing high-concept creative during pandemic lockdowns. Comfortable producing and directing 1 - 50 person crews.
I've created content for VICE, Complex, ESPN, R29, Live Nation, Smithsonian Channel, Esquire, Havoc, and many others. Worked on campaigns for brands like: Adidas, United Nations, Slim Jim, Mtn Dew, Travelers Insurance, Live Nation, TD Bank US, TD Bank Canada, Recording Academy, Apple, Google, Disney and others.
I now work as lead creative for TBWA\Redslash, the award-winning production studio for TBWA\Chiat\Day New York. This role sits between the creative and production departments, regularly interfacing with agency clients, executives, strategy and third-party production partners. Constantly developing pitches for clients, building treatments and mood boards, producing and directing commercials, interactive campaigns, digital, social content, still campaigns and much more.
Career side effects may include: obsessive commitment to excellence, compulsive storytelling, dry humor, unexpected late nights, obscure knowledge of film and music, the occasional landing on active aircraft carriers, jamming a 20 foot long Slim Jim onto the NY Subway (all for the likes), filming celebrities get dominated by hot wings, working with pro athletes and musicians, filming NASA rocket launches, working with Basque revolutionaries, ending distracted driving, and capturing the US-Mexico border in virtual reality.