Biography

My background as a filmmaker and photographer has given me the opportunity over the years to create and engage with a variety of diverse people. Whether it’s an inquisitive bartender who interacts with all walks of life, a celebrity musician dealing with personality disorder who connects with millions of fans, or a group of prisoners making their own films while inside San Quentin Prison.

Each project has allowed me new experiences, and new stories with people of various walks of life. The camera is my excuse to meet, look, and collaborate with people. I consider empathy and storytelling among my most valuable skills.

My work has grown since the success of my documentary directorial debut, Lady Gaga Inside the Outside. Today, I work in a variety ways with the ever changing landscape and needs of storytelling in our social environment.


I've directed all across America and much over the world. I truly enjoy the complexities of global production. More importantly I love collaborating with my producing partners and documentary subjects.


My film and television credits include: Directed brand campaigns for Apple, Levis, J.Crew, Vogue, Beats, Adidas, Nike, and the Tribeca Film Festival.  2nd Unit Director on The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz, photomontage credit sequence for the Academy Award nominated film Blue Valentine starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Directed documentaries for Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato.

Born in New York City in 1978 and studied film at the School of Visual Arts.

Member, Directors Guild of America & Local 600 Still Photographer

Specialties: Working intimately with musicians, athletes, and non-celebrity, interfacing with brands and companies, micro-crew, photography, camera operator, documentary.

Direct Contact

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Client List 

Adidas
AMEX
Apple
Beats by Dre
Condé Nast
Converse
Honda
Levis
New York City Ballet
Nike
OWN
Sony
Tiffany
Vogue

USA Representation

Radical Media 
Contact Links
435 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
212 462 1500


 


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