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I’m a DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER BASED IN LOS ANGELES.

Impacted by diverse mixtures of cultures and experiences, I bring a bold, eclectic point-of-view to my work. Cinema is greater than the 1s and 0s that are captured by todays digital camera sensors. It has little value as pretty images, but a flickering sequence can impact us on a personal level. It can make us laugh, cry, and sometimes, it can energizes us to take action on things we’re passionate about. It’s a simple language that helps us express complex ideas.

We often hear the phrase “all stories have been told before, so there is no originality left in the world.” To me, that can equates to a mother telling her child “all the interesting lives have already been lived, so only bother at your own risk.” this of course, would leave the child with little motivation to explore unique experiences.To this, I say, we do not create moving pictures for us, we create them for those who are willing to watch, listen, and open themselves to let us in. The effectiveness of cinema is all about when and where it meets it’s audience, and that “when and where” is constantly changing.

You can imagine, some films that you loved as a child, would certainly not be the ones that hold your attention now, or the films that had such importance in your development as a person, have little impact on you now. You can easily pick out what you now know to be flaws with story structure, visual flow, or character development. If we make films for an audience that is never that same at any given moment, and their interest and opinions grow and change all the time, how can we possible run out of stories to tell?

From narrative to documentary, my work has been featured at over 20 film festivals
including The Los Angeles Film Festival, The Napa Valley Film Festival, and The American Documentary Film Festival,

Always looking to connect. Available for booking worldwide.
Please call or email for availability.





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FILM
20 WEEKS / dir. Leena Pendharkar / Meritage Pictures
VIOLENT BLOOM / dir. Paul Joseph / Torn Fusion Productions,
HIDE / dir. Jason Koch / Retina Cam Prod.
ROTI / dir. Dylan Gunaratne / Retina Cam Prod.
WALKING ON SUNSHINE / dir. Sebastian Lee
SO(U)L / dir. Alyssa Griego / OutFest
DANDEKAR MAKE A SANDWICH / dir. Leena Pendharkar / Spicy Mango Productions
NOW JB / dir. Joshua Butt / Screenland Collective
LESSONS IN FILM AND TELEVISION / dir. Laura Rivera / Snark Jar Productions
ICE CREAM / dir. Leena Pendharkar / Spicy Mango Productions
HONEST ANDY / dir. Leena Pendharkar / Spicy Mango Productions,
HI, IT’S TARYN / dir. Leena Pendharkar / Spicy Mango Productions,
ALMA / dir. Paul Joseph / Torn Fusion Productions,
THE PERFECT BOYFRIEND / dir. Leena Pendharkar / Spicy Mango Productions,
BETWEEN THE CROSSHAIR / dir. Paul Joseph / Tron Fusion Productions,
THE PORCELAIN GRAVE / dir. Kelechi Okoro / GutShot Films,
LOOKING FORWARD / dir. Brian Colucci / Full Sail Productions

COMMERCIAL
SONY: CES 2017 PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS / dir. Ron Prida / Ron Prida Visuals
M. KITA: CALI. ART PROJECT / dir. Daud Sani / Retina Cam Prod.
COUGARLIFE / dir. Jake Bann / Vendetta Ent.
JINKY’S CAFÉ / dir. Elliot Feld / Feld Films
THIS IS OUR LA / dir. Elliot Feld / Feld Films
SALON 2 US / dir. Leena Pendharkar / Spicy Mango Prod.
NAEYA: SECRETS EP / dir. Elliot Feld / Feld Films
CA ADVANCE HOME DWP / dir. Jenessa Joffe / Make it Happen Prod.
GET THE F OUT / dir. Billy Frank / Make it Happen Prod.
SCHOOLFY / dir. Scott Simock
VISION TO LEARN / dir. Jenessa Joffe
GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FEST / dir. Amanda Ross / Goethe Institut
TAFRESHI (FASHION REEL) / dir. Laura Rivera / Eye Skate Media
CORTISLIM CEO / dir. Marco Santaigo / Excel Endeavor Prod.
PORSCHE CAYENNE CEC / dir. Ron Prida / Ron Prida Visuals
MEMOIRS OF AN UNKNOWN KING / dir. Alton Glass / Glass Rock Ent.
GROWLIFE: PHOTOTRON / dir. Todd Denkin / Make It Happen Prod.

MUSIC VIDEO
MIMOZA: BIG GIRLS CRY / dir. Paul Joseph / Torn Fusion Prod.
NAEYA: SECRETS / dir. Elliot Feld / Feld Films
ALLIE GONINO “VAMP” / dir. Scott Simock / Wolf and I Prod.
HARRY HUDSON “SIMPLE” / dir. Paul Joseph / Torn Fusion Prod.
THE FLEETING ENDS “LITTLE PEOPLE” / dir. Laura Rivera / Snark Jar Prod.
CONNOR EVANS “HOME TO THE WEST” / dir. Scott Simock
CONNOR EVANS “MORE LIKE A SUGGESTION” / dir. Scott Simock
TRU-LEE “TWINKLE TWINKLE” / DIR. ALTON GLASS / Glass Rock Ent.
MISS LADY SHADOW EP / DIR. ALTON GLASS / Glass Rock Ent.

NON-SCRIPTED
SONY: CES 2017 4K TV REVIEW / dir. Ron Prida / Ron Prida Visuals
FACES OF SANTA ANA / dir. Daud Sani / Retina Cam Prod.
A CONCRETE RIVER: REVIVING THE WATERS OF LOS ANGELES / dir. Raphael Sbarge / Sidelights Madia
THE HAPPINESS STORIES: RA / dir. Ron Prida / Ron Prida Visuals
168 FILM FESTIVAL BTS / dir. Gary Emrick / Eye Skate Media
A LITTLE DIFFERENT / dir. Alex Barone / Blumhouse Prod.
FRIENDS OF THE LA RIVER / dir. Raphael Sparge / Sidelights Prod.
IS THERE HOPE FOR PLANET EARTH / dir. Raphael Sparge / Sidelights Prod.
JENNA’S STUDIO / dir. Raphael Sparge / Sidelights Prod.
ON BEGLEY STREET / dir. Raphael Sparge / Make it Happen Prod.
UP CLOSE WITH DAVID DANG / dir. Paul Joseph / Torn Fusion Prod.
A WORK OF WORSHIP / dir. Josh Vanbuskirk / Full Sail Prod.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Film. Full Sail University

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