If you knew I started my college “career” as a math major, you’d probably be surprised to see me here. It was during my sophomore year, as I was struggling through the second half of my linear algebra course that I realized I actually wasn’t very interested in math. What inspired me about math was the great documentary work done by the BBC.
At that moment, I knew I had to switch gears. I began skipping classes to work as a PA or a grip on video shoots for a local production company north of Seattle. I swept floors at the local theatre to make contacts. I cold called local businesses for new clients. I miraculously still graduated.
After college, I earned a position with the same production company and started producing and directing video content. Since then, I’ve been fascinated by all things media, but particularly video, which I love to direct…creatively.
Creative: It’s a common saying that you tell a story three times when making a video. The first is in the script. The second is filming. The third is the edit. Each phase of production brings in new pairs of eyes to help craft the story. This is the process that keeps me motivated and constantly curious. And people say film is dead..
Collaboration: None of the creative process can happen without collaboration. There is no such thing as an auteur. I, or someone else, may be the director, but I can’t do what I do without the amazing talents of countless people throughout the entire process who provide their insight, skills, and experiences.
Movies & Shows
Synecdoche NY, The Americans, Mad Men, American Vandal, It’s Alive! With Brad
Leone, Mr. Robot
Amy Sherman-Palladino, Matthew Weiner, Anthony Bourdain, Ernest Hemingway