Creator & Cameraman
Motion Pictures and Film | San Francisco Bay Area, US
Los Angeles, 1998. After some post-collegiate years working as a professional drifter, I came to see the light in Los Angeles, where I saw fit to study filmmaking at UCLA, clocked in at NBC for ‘Saved By The Bell’, made Oscar-winning movies with Miramax, and traveled to Park City and Cannes working for the Slamdance Film Festival.
Indian Subcontinent, 2001. The adventure that changed everything. More on that another time.
San Francisco, 2002. Wanderlust sated and epiphany received, I returned home to my native Bay Area and founded multimedia production agency Conscious Creative (consciouscreative.com) in San Francisco with Cheri Arellano, my wife and partner. I first began offering my services as an editor, then branched out into shooting, writing, directing and producing.
Oakland, 2015. Still standing, and in fact running about 5K a day to stay sane, and to keep up with my young son. I’m currently continuing production on my web series Lovers & Others (loversandothers.tv, facebook.com/loversandothers), and still making movies for causes I care about.
I’ve had a front row seat as the industry has changed right before everyone's eyes, and have been intimately involved in many aspects and types of production. My sometimes award-winning work as a director, editor and cinematographer has been broadcast on TV, online, screened at prominent and obscure film festivals worldwide, and has been met with equal parts awe and bewilderment.