Picked up a roll of black and white today that I nearly forgot even existed after 2 months of it sitting at the camera shop.
About a year ago my friend Joel and I adapted a monologue we found posted anonymously on 4chan.org into this experimental short film. I hadn’t bothered to upload it online until now, so enjoy the space turds.
Chicken Vs. Goat REDUX
Chicken Vs. Goat is a class project I did a couple years ago on 16mm. I recently had the opportunity to transfer it in HD for the first time so I re-uploaded it. Its pretty cute.
As of this weekend I am officially a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. They wasted no time taking down the marquee.
Love and Capitalism
I’m really excited to share this new doc my friend Bret Hamilton and I made. It was a very spontaneous effort and was a great learning experience.
Love and Capitalism is a short documentary shot on Super 16mm filmed in Spring of 2014. The film aims to capture a small sample of the dichotomy between the Gold Coast and Pisen neighborhoods in Chicago. People from each give us brief ideas about what they love and how capitalism is or isn’t working for them.
The film is inspired by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin’s 1961 film Chronique d’un été (Chronicle of a Summer) which captured that time in Paris.
Love and Capitalism (2014)
George // A Short Film - KICKSTARTER!
The kickstarter for my newest film called George has launched! Most of my friends are broke like me so please retweet, share, instagram, myspace, and whatever else kids do these days to our page! :-D
"Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death—ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life."
-James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
I really lovedThe Fire Next Time. This passage was the most potent and piercing that I recalled from the book.
He remembered Alejandra and the sadness he’d first seen in the slope of her shoulders which he’d presumed to understand and of which he knew nothing and he felt a loneliness he’d not known since he was a child and he felt wholly alien to the world although he loved it still. He thought that in the beauty of the world were hid a secret. He thought the world’s heart beat at some terrible cost and that the world’s pain and its beauty moved in a relationship of diverging equity and that in this headlong deficit the blood of multitudes might ultimately be exacted for the vision of a single flower
Bob Contemplates Ending It All
I recently had the pleasure of gaffing a great new TV pilot called Bob Contemplates Ending It All. I got to work with some good friends of mine. I managed to take some black and white polaroids while I was on set. I’ll be sure to share the finished product down the line. I’m really excited to see this one edited!
New Short Film: “Piss Bag”
Piss Bag is another short I created a while back for my Directing Scene Study course at Columbia College Chicago. I’m glad I’m finally uploading it, and I hope y’all laugh.