thank johnson i’m woke  (2019)   HD video, color, sound; 11:31 min.   Not public online, contact me for a screener    Abbreviated statement:  Part essay, part diary, part panic attack. Rooted in the history, urban planning and socioeconomic dynamics of New Brunswick, New Jersey, "thank johnson i'm woke" focuses on attributing the gentrification of New Brunswick since the late 70s to the longtime stature of Johnson & Johnson’s world headquarters in the city. It does not take long, however, for the film’s intense narrator to diverge from these chaotic, appropriated reflections into his own personal anecdotes, emerging as a caricature of performative wokeness. A personal reckoning between urban and mental space.

thank johnson i’m woke (2019)

HD video, color, sound; 11:31 min.

Not public online, contact me for a screener

Abbreviated statement: Part essay, part diary, part panic attack. Rooted in the history, urban planning and socioeconomic dynamics of New Brunswick, New Jersey, "thank johnson i'm woke" focuses on attributing the gentrification of New Brunswick since the late 70s to the longtime stature of Johnson & Johnson’s world headquarters in the city. It does not take long, however, for the film’s intense narrator to diverge from these chaotic, appropriated reflections into his own personal anecdotes, emerging as a caricature of performative wokeness. A personal reckoning between urban and mental space.

Free Samples  (2018)   HD video, color, sound; 8:32 min.   Not public online, contact me for a screener   Maria excels at her job as a niche food demonstrator, but not without constant dread of peculiar employees, aloof customers and the very real possibility that she has found her calling.

Free Samples (2018)

HD video, color, sound; 8:32 min.

Not public online, contact me for a screener

Maria excels at her job as a niche food demonstrator, but not without constant dread of peculiar employees, aloof customers and the very real possibility that she has found her calling.

You Made It Out Alive (2018)

HD video, color, sound; 7:33 min.

Through its hybrid form composed of diverse first-person perspectives, digital spaces and found footage, "You Made It Out Alive" explores how young Americans cope with the normalization of school shootings in their country.

mid-2018 reel

Clips from various short films and commercial work, many of which are available in full on my Vimeo.

Headed to New York (2017)

"Headed to New York" is about progress, uncertainty and mundanity; what does it mean to move forward?

Buscando (2017)

He’s just a bit lost at the moment.

Antagonistas (2017)

Bad guys.

Hunter McNamara (2017)

He needs footage.

figuring and dealing (2017)

a diary film about itself, myself, walden, figuring a lot out, dealing with it

ERRANDS (2016)

A collaboration with Ruby Ryan.

The Life and Times of Lisa Lovegren (2016)

This archive project uses the YouTube channel of Lisa Lovegren to explore how religious spaces and communities have evolved in the digital age.