I'm a filmmaker, photographer, and video journalist. I work throughout the United States, Mexico, and Central America. I graduated from Oberlin College with degrees in Cinema Studies and Hispanic Studies, and hold an MFA degree in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin. I've produced work for CNN, People Magazine, Reuters, the BBC, NBC, The New York Times, Discovery Digital/Seeker, AJ+, Univision, Vice, BuzzFeed, Pacific Standard, Singapore Airlines, Starbucks, Indigenous Media, the Center for Public Integrity, and Light Reading, among others.
My films have been recognized by film festivals worldwide, such as: SXSW Film Festival, the PalmSprings International Shortfest, Sarasota Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, Costa Rica International Film Festival, Barcelona International Film Festival, Cine Las Americas Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, American Documentary Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Boston Latino International Film Festival, Johns Hopkins Film Festival, Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, Ballston Spa Film Festival, ACAMPADOC Panama, and the Global Peace Film Festival, among numerous others. Basically, I like movies a lot. I like talking about them, making them, reading about them, and of course, watching them. The same goes for photography. If you are interested in commenting on my work, sharing your own work, or potentially collaborating, please feel free to get in touch. As far as non-filmmaking/photography activities, I like long distance running, the Spanish (fluent!) and Portuguese (getting there!) languages, and playing banjo.
Some of my clients include
SXSW Feature Film Official Selection (Documentary Spotlight) 2018
Best Short Film at the Boston Latino International Film Festival 2016
Audience Award in the Hechos en Tejas Program at the Cine Las Americas Film Festival 2016
Honorable Mention for Directing from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image 2016
El Rey Award for Excellence in Short Documentary Filmmaking at the Barcelona International Film Festival 2016
3rd Prize at the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival 2016
Nicholas Cominos Grant for Humanitarian Filmmaking 2014
Best Dramatic Short at the Canton Film Festival 2011
Best Screenplay at the Columbia University National Undergraduate Film Festival 2010
Best Student Film at the Ballston Spa Film Festival 2008