Obligatory photo of the director pointing at something while shooting Pō in Hawai'i in 2013 (the talented Mylinda Royer in the foreground, the talented Rui Silva in the background).

Obligatory photo of the director pointing at something while shooting in Hawai'i in 2013 (the talented Mylinda Royer in the foreground, the talented Rui Silva in the background).

Slightly jet lagged, but totally thrilled to screen Pō in competition at the Hawai'i International Film Festival.

Slightly jet lagged, but totally thrilled to screen  in competition at the Hawai'i International Film Festival.

Screening of Cinnamon at the DGA theater in L.A. as part of the Texas Filmmaker's Showcase 2012.

Screening of Cinnamon at the DGA theater in L.A. as part of the Texas Filmmaker's Showcase 2012.

Working with the fantastic Jerry Turman on the set of Cinnamon. 

Working with the fantastic Jerry Turman on the set of Cinnamon

Shooting film during my time in the MFA program at UT.

Shooting film during my time in the MFA program at UT.

Short Version

Storytelling is my passion and I’ve devoted most of my adult life to exploring narrative and character in the moving image.  I’ve experienced the many phases of media creation, from writing and development, through production, post-production, and distribution.  For the past ten years I’ve been working as an editor on a variety of projects including feature films, television, web, fiction, documentary, and reality.  I've got an MFA in Filmmaking from the University of Texas at Austin and I've written and directed half a dozen short films.  I'm based in Austin, TX and I'm currently writing a feature.  

I recently teamed up with some talented creatives at Hunt, Gather, and together we're bringing 6K production, 360 video and VR to our clients.  I also work independently, providing freelance film, television, and video editing.

Long Version

Patricia Graynamore has a great line in John Patrick Shanley's 1990 work of cinematic genius/box office flop, Joe vs. the Volcano.  "My father says almost the whole world's asleep.  Everybody you know, everybody you see, everybody you talk to.  He says only a few people are awake.  And they live in a state of constant total amazement."

Storytelling brings us a little closer to that divine state.

~

When I was a little kid my dad used to read Herge's Adventures of Tintin aloud.  My brother and I would follow along with the pictures as Tintin and Snowy, the Captain, Professor Calculus, and the Thompson Twins cracked the case.  My mom would shepherd me and my siblings down the block to the library, where we would load up on chapter books for the coming week.  I didn't start making films until much later, but I've always loved a good story.

I've since written and directed six short films, which have gone on to play in showcases and festivals across the U.S.  I have around 180,000 views on YouTube, and zero followers on Twitter.

I have a BA in Art & Art History and Spanish Literature from Rice University and an MFA in Film and Media Production from the University of Texas at Austin. 

I've been an avid guitar player for the last 23 years and there's a special place in my heart for projects involving music (music videos and live music performances).

For the past ten years I’ve been working as an editor on a variety of projects including feature films, television, web, fiction, documentary, reality, and branded content. Past contracts include Megalomedia for A&E and TLC networks, Super!Alright! for Dell, and various independent film and video projects. 

I'm currently working on a draft of what I hope will become my first feature.

I love a good story.  What's yours?