The last time I worked on a feature that shot on actual film was back in 2009 (Five Time Champion), right as the Red One was becoming ubiquitous. We just wrapped an extraordinary project that shot in upstate New York, using an Arri 416. I was blown away at how quiet that camera was compared to my previous experience. The follow focus motor was more noticeable than the film cruising through the mag.
I’ll be able to talk more about this once they get further along in post, but it was the same folks who created Jockey and Transpecos.
It’s not everyday your work is seen/heard at a major league baseball stadium, but that’s what happened with Facing Nolan last Sunday. The Ryan family and others were there for a pre-show Q&A and our brave director, Bradley Jackson, got to throw out the first pitch for the Rangers/Braves game earlier in the day. Rangers won, 7-3, by the way!
Always fun to get to premiere something in your home town. Facing Nolan is a feature-length documentary about living legend baseball hall-of-famer Nolan Ryan. We spent over a year gathering this project’s content and it’s a good one.
Recent review here.
Happy to report that the film Jockey, which we shot in October of 2019 in Phoenix, had a great Sundance premiere last Sunday and Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed distribution. Clifton Collins Jr. also received a Best Actor jury award. Q and A here.
I got to meet (again) and toil with one of my theatre idols, Jaston Williams (Greater Tuna). Over two days we shot his latest one-man show at the State Theatre in Austin.
I was on the social media crew for this year’s Nissan Heisman House campaign. Lot’s of talent present for this one.
It seems fitting that my last gig before production shut down featured grown people wrapped in saran wrap and inch-worming along an oil-covered tarp.
Had a unique opportunity to travel to Vietnam, India and Namibia, working with #CreatorsForChange, Vox and the Girls Opportunity Alliance. It stressed the importance of girls all over the globe having access to education.
Spent an adventurous month at the Turf Paradise horse racing track in Phoenix filming an independent feature film simply titled, Jockey. Clint Bentley and Greg Kwedar, who had written, directed and produced the award-winning film Transpecos, showed what life is like behind the scenes in the horse racing world. Happy to announce it was recently selected for competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival!
Got to work with some old friends in Crested Butte on a cute short called Wiggle. Gorgeous area, and a fun shoot.