The Ravine

DIRECTOR, WRITER, and EDITOR
Featured in the: Dam Short Film Festival 2015
Dave has been searching for his missing daughter, and after three grueling months he is finally confronted with the truth of her disappearance.

This film was inspired by a tragic true story I heard on the radio one day. I've always been interested in exploring feelings of regret, and more importantly the relief of closure that can change your life forever. My interest in those themes and having watched Michael Haneke's Amour shortly after hearing it, are what lead me to tell this story.

Influences
Biggest influences were Michael Haneke's Amour, Boaz Yakin's Fresh, and Yasujiro Ozu's Floating Weeds.

       
     
Heartstrings

DIRECTOR and EDITOR
After losing his Father James struggles to cope with his passing, and the changing relationship with his Mother.

A short film I made while attending University. I really wanted to explore emotional storytelling through mostly visual. This is a friend's personal story he wrote into a script and I felt like I immediately had to take the opportunity to tell it. 

Influences
I was really interested in telling this story with the least amount of shots as possible. My main influences in the visual style were: Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights, and Jean Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows

       
     
Johnny Reaper

DIRECTOR, WRITER, and EDITOR
On Johnny's first day of a new job, anything that can go wrong, does go wrong.

This is the first movie I made with a professional cast and crew. I was 17 years old and wrote the script, only thinking of locations around my area. After posting for help on Facebook, I met the Producer Chad Clinton Freeman through there and it took off. 

It was one of the greatest learning experiencing in my life. Both on set directing, and in the editing room. Screening it at a theater when I was 18, was a really creatively invigorating moment that I'll never forget.