Short Form

STNDRD MAGAZINE PHOTO SHOOT BTS/PROMO

A BTS video for a STNDRD magazine photo shoot with photographer Angela Marklew done in the style of a 70's main title.

GREAT GISELLE - BALLET PROJECTION

The American Ballet Company of Los Angeles commissioned this film to accompany their modernized version of GISELLE. We created a silent film with a narrative synthesized from Canto I of Dante's Inferno and the original ballet's narrative.

HAND PROCESSED FILM - VENICE BEACH

An experimental short shot on a single roll of super8 film and processed by hand using coffee grounds, OJ, and other organic substances. Originally created for a Cannibal Flower gallery group show in LA.

THE SANDMAN - SHORT FILM

A re-telling of ETA Hoffman's "The Sandman" as an exposition of how it inspired Freud's theory of "The Uncanny". Created in the style of early German Expressionist cinema (complete with visual references to Metropolis and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) using both digital video and 35mm still photography, and combines live action with stop motion animation. The award winning film went on to screen internationally and is used by several academics to illustrate the concept and its literary origin.

CHRYSALIS - DANCE FILM

An experimental dance film shot in Griffith Park after a fire. Inspired by the Japanese post war dance/movement style of butoh, we employed a number of in camera techniques and a very talented dancer to create a strange world of flesh and fabric. 

IN THE VOID - SUMIE TACHIBANA (FASHION FILM)

Fashion film for LA based designer SUMIE TACHIBANA. Premiered by ZINK MAGAZINE. A collaboration with photographer Angela Marklew.

Fashion film for designer AMABELLE AGUILIZ and her experimental sustainable clothing line. Premiered by ZINK MAGAZINE. My latest collaboration with photographer Angela Marklew.

NATURE EMBODIED - AMABELLE AGUILIZ (FASHION FILM)

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