American Express was looking to engage their social audience (primarily Instagram) for Small Business Saturday. We took the familiarity of the instagram flipagram and elevated to a fun piece with a stop motion feel.
I directed these short pieces with the team at Firstborn and cinematographer Christopher Webb to execute the invitation. For the teaser, I worked with the team at Firstborn and Amy Adair.
American Express Small Business Saturday Invite
American Express Small Business Saturday Teaser
Fisher-Price wanted to create videos that gave people at home a behind-the-scenes look at their company. They invited influential parent bloggers to see firsthand what makes Fisher-Price special, and wanted to document their experience while at Fisher-Price.
I worked with the team at Firstborn to create several videos featuring the Fisher-Price Insiders and their experience.
As a Rainbow Loom aficionado, Kim's videos until this point only featured her hands so it was important to her to make something that would allow her 200+ thousand subscribers to get to know her and her family.
Does beauty have a limited definition? Can we make that definition more inclusive?
In many ways, best friends Allison Kopach and Jenny Flores are typical pageant queens. They love makeup, fashion, and anything that sparkles. However, unlike Miss America, at a size 22 the only doors open to them are in the plus size pageant world.
There She Is follows the two as they prepare for and compete in the 2011 American Beauties Plus Pageant and revisits them in 2012 to reflect on the outcome of the pageant and what has changed in their lives.
Elite Bodies by J. Ellis Jones was a small business run out of Brooklyn, New York. The owner spoke with me about making 2 short commercial spots that highlighted the positives of working with a trainer out of his facility.
I suggested contrasting the annoyances of the regular gym experience with the one on one training he offers out of his studio. Jay liked this direction and from there I wrote, directed, and edited these two commercials.
For the Segal family, everyday life is intertwined with a love of music.
Co-directed with Veena Rao, Sound Makers premiered at HotDocs and was screened on the Documentary Channel.
Not On View
John L. Stewart gives us a rare glimpse into the world of an art collector, whose collection is expansive and valuable yet unavailable to the public.
Co-directed with Veena Rao, Not on View screened at the Docuwest 2009 Film Festival as well as Indie Memphis.
Documentary Short - Not On View
"Be Good To Your Booty"
Hanslick Rebellion Music Video
Inspired by Office Space, this music video for The Hanslick Rebellion was featured in SPIN magazine. The magazine wrote, "Re-forming after a ten-year break, these Albany, New York power poppers drop the year's most undeniable riff ('You are boring the shit out of me') and the video is office-nerd genius."
Music Video - The Hanslick Rebellion - "You Are Boring the S*** Out of Me"