Based in Los Angeles, CA
I grew up in the Midwest, but have been in L.A. since 2016. Ever since my early teens, I knew filmmaking was a career I wanted to embark on knowing full well how competitive a field it would be. Though I had what I consider a somewhat "late start" in filmmaking, I knew there was nothing else I wanted to pursue - and quite frankly, nothing else I thought I'd be good at. I'm pretty much a self-taught filmmaker as my university didn't have a film program, but I knew I had this inherent skill set.
That being said, when I first started, I knew NO ONE was going to hire me to shoot let alone direct their film. And no one was going to turn my screenplays into a film. So, I knew I would have to wear multiple hats (writer, director, producer, DP & editor) to get my film projects off the ground. And while more experienced and established filmmakers might scoff at that, I'm actually grateful for having to work that way. It's allowed me to experiment and find myself as a filmmaker.
My work is a mix of narrative shorts, corporate video (testimonials & promos), live events, and video portraits.
B Camera Operator for Rolling Thunder Productions - "La La Land" Comcast Shoot
B Camera Operator for Rolling Thunder Productions - "Mechanic: Resurrection" Mark Isham Interview
B Camera Operator for RD Production Services - ABC Winter Press Tour: "Black-ish," "American Crime," "Time After Time"
Cinematographer for Ryzing Films - "5YL" Docuseries
Cinematographer for Tricia Gilfone Productions - "Tipometer" Short Film