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SHORTS/DOCUMENTARIES

2019 VISION PORTRAITS

75 minute HD Video, Documentary

Director, producer and editor of a documentary feature that chronicles the experiences of several blind artists including John Dugdale (photographer) and Ryan Knighton (writer). It specifically focuses on the ways each artist was impacted by the loss of their vision and how their creative process thrives in spite of their blindness.

2016 PERSISTENCE OF VISION
10 minute digital video, Narrative Drama
 

Director, producer and editor of an intimate documentary that chronicles the experiences of a

blind photographer, John Dugdale, and the changes in his creative process after his loss of vision

due to an HIV related illness.

**Screened at BAMcinemaFest and Frameline in June 2016.

2009 BILLY AND AARON​
10 minute digital video, Narrative Drama

 

Writer, director and producer of a short drama about African-American composer Billy Strayhorn and the personal and professional consequences of his decision to live as an openly gay man within the homophobic jazz milieu of the 1940’s. Filmed on location in Amsterdam.

**Official Selection 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

1999 TWO ENCOUNTERS
7 minute 16mm film, Experimental Documentary

Producer, director, and editor of a film which utilizes hidden camera footage recorded by two gay men of different ethnicities in order to examine racial divisions within New York's gay male community.

Distributed by Stimulus Pictures/Rodney Evans

1998 CLOSE TO HOME
24 minute 16mm film, Experimental Documentary
 

Producer, director, writer and editor of a film which documents the filmmaker's journey as he comes out to a conservative Jamaican family and negotiates a painful relationship with a 21-year old heterosexual man.

Distributed by Stimulus Pictures/Rodney Evans

1996 THE UNVEILING
58 minute 16mm film, Documentary


Producer, director and editor of a film which chronicles the lives and experiences of two present-day exotic dancers, one male and one female, who perform for gay and lesbian audiences and one former burlesque queen who performed during the 1950's.

Distributed by Stimulus Pictures/Rodney Evans

1995 TELETOUCH DRIVE
14 minute 16mm film, Experimental Documentary
 

Producer, director and editor of a film which chronicles stories of wild abandon on America’s highways.

 

Selected for Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures (MoMA)