Back at the end of 2020 I was living in Boston studying printmaking and film at MassArt. At this time, I was processing many things in my life, and I was drawn to creating a video essay that spoke to some of the reflections I was having.
“Soma Room” is about the places where our soma / body feels the safest. It’s also an exploration of the contradictory powers of nature. It’s an acknowledgement of the warmth it can provide, and also the revelation that we are fragile when the mud cracks, or the winds don’t blow our way.
This project was shot during one day at the Arnold Arboretum on 16mm film.
It is a cathartic release inspired by our desire for connection and self-expression…which sometimes stands in conflict with our concern to protect ourselves from the unknown dangers of this deadly virus. This project was shot in San Francisco and was a collaboration with dancer Kim Ip and musicians Bastien Goat and Amma Ateria.
This is my first horror style film, and I am grateful for the experience to try something very different with my work. I am also proud to say that this film was included in the Dance Thrill Fest II at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco. Enjoy!
I recently had the great fortune of directing and editing this music video for local multilingual artist Razteria.
It’s been a childhood dream of mine to shoot something at the historic Hotel Mac in Pt. Richmond, and so I’m thrilled we were able to make it happen on such short notice. It was also great joy to experiment with some new motion graphic techniques and a 1920s aesthetic too. Being able to do an old-timey gangster inspired phone improv was also a pleasure for me too.
I am honored to find out recently that this film was selected by the Prague Music Video Awards for their Autumn 2023 showcase. Hope you enjoy!
This is a film I wrote during the UCLA Summer Film Intensive program. This film was inspired by themes of identity and loss, and the idea of wanting to communicate with someone you love no matter the cost.
For a full interview with some of the cast and the director Chelsea Giles you can go here.
This time of quarantine allowed me to catch up on some old projects of mine. So I decided to create an experimental video to a song I produced several years ago. I was inspired by Pasolini’s version of “Medea” and the idea of creating a trance like video using visuals of the sun. Enjoy!
Here is an experimental video I created that celebrates the long incredible journey of human evolution through some visuals I referenced from an old BBC documentary. Link also available here. Hope you enjoy!