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ABOUT MY FILM WORK
~ Johnathan Carr

Whether I'm directing, producing, shooting, lighting, acting, editing, running sound or just running around getting coffee for everyone, I always take great pride in my work. That's why you'll find listed here every film, video, audio and multimedia project I have ever done.

Film is my life and this is an overview of the last 13 years of my life in pictures.

A few notes: "DP" stands for the "Director of Photography" who directs the camera and lighting for a production. All the images on this page were filmed/photographed by me, except the few in which I appear.

1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003
2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ...

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1997
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

I started making films my freshman year of high school. A month or so prior to "De Lamina" I had helped some friends make a film for their class project (I didn't list it here because I felt it was kind of a warm-up). They asked me to film it because of my obsession with movies. To my knowledge I had never filmed anything before and was anxious to experiment. I feel like I've been experimenting ever since...




DE LAMINA CRUDA VITAE (A Raw Slice of Life)
> Thriller images/dot2.gif Director, Writer, DP, Actor images/dot2.gif 15 mins images/dot2.gif SVHS Color images/dot2.gif May '97 <
Featuring: David Carr, Michael Burpee, Kevin Corzett, Johnathan Carr


A priest tells the story of two friends and an evil innkeeper [spoken in Latin]. Yes, my first film. I made it as a final project in my high school Latin class. Ah memories. I still really like it, despite the horrible video quality and fourth-generation soundtrack. Kevin was there as the evil innkeeper who kills my character. Good times. There is a scene where Kevin is setting fire to papers in a can in the middle of some field that certainly isn't on school property... So thank you Kevin, Mike, Joe and Dad for helping me bring my first vision to life, and Mrs. Gilchrist for always encouraging me.

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THE CHASE FILM
> Horror images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 3min images/dot2.gif Super8 BW images/dot2.gif Jul '97 <
Featuring: Justin Pappas


A stuffed animal gone bad chases a boy around school. I've heard that a chase sequence is the kind of scene best suited for the moving image (as opposed to theatre and literature). A chase can involve any number of locations and are most effective when played out in real time. I think that the chase sequence is the basest visual (and often visceral) resemblance of someone pursuing her objective to the limits of her wit and capability. In literature, you cannot experience the chase as it happens in real time. On stage you see real people trapped in an imaginary space restricted by its walls. The experience of a chase best translates to the temporal medium of film for freedom of space and the illusion of depth and continuity. Everybody should start with a chase film. They are terribly fun. Produced for Summer Film program at Concord Academy, Concord, MA.

SUMMERFILM was a 4-week film program at Concord Academy for high school students. And though they still have a film department and teach filmmaking during the school year, they have discontinued the Summer Film program : (

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THE DREAM FILM
> Avant-Garde images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 3min images/dot2.gif Super8 Color images/dot2.gif Jul '97 <
Featuring: Grace Fitzpatrick


A boy transforms into a girl as the world warps around him/her. I share the directing credit on this film with Grace Fitzpatrick who was in the program that summer. I really pushed my ideas on her, just cause I love dreamy surreal stuff and wanted to do so many weird things in the film. She acquiesced and we ended up making a really weird thing. The visuals were heavily influenced by the film Natural Born Killers. Produced for Summer Film program at Concord Academy, Concord, MA.

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THE HEROIC HOBO
> Silent Film images/dot2.gif Actor, Composer images/dot2.gif 5min images/dot2.gif Super8 BW images/dot2.gif Jul '97 <
Featuring: Justin Pappas, Steve Gertman, Johnathan Carr, Adam Eisner


A hobo must save a damsel in distress from the clutches of an evil villain in this homage to The Perils of Pauline. Justin Pappas, the real genius behind this film was a big Tim Burton fan and went way over the top in playing the evil villain who kidnaps the sexy damsel. I wrote the score on my keyboard back when I was playing more. Since we were referencing Tim Burton, I wrote some of the score somewhat Elfman-esque. And who is that sexy damsel...? This is the only project for which I've included screenshots that I did not personally film (for obvious reasons). Produced for Summer Film program at Concord Academy, Concord, MA.

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BLAST CORPS.
> Action images/dot2.gif DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 20min images/dot2.gif VHS Color images/dot2.gif Aug '97 <
Featuring: CJ Carr


Based on the Nintendo 64 game of the same name, Blast Corps follows the story of a demolition worker who must employ fellow demolitionists to rescue kidnapped scientists and prevent a nuclear war(?) My brother CJ at age 9 wrote this story based in the world of the video game and begged me all summer to film it with him. And we did, using mostly Legos and building blocks. CJ even wrote about a dozen characters in the story and performed them all himself. Good times. Ha! CJ, I bet you never thought I'd add Blast Corps! But I'm making a point to include ABSOLUTELY EVERY PROJECT I'VE EVER DONE! So there. I may even include pix... you never know...





1998
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

I continued to use school assignments as an excuse to make movies and show film clips. That summer I attended a continuing education program at the School for the Museum of Fine Arts, in 16mm filmmaking. While I did help other students with their projects, an accident I had while rehearsing a chase sequence prevented me from producing a final project of my own. However, I did manage to film two scenes on 16mm which I incorporated into "A History" the following year.




FOWL PLAY
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Featuring: a turkey


Students investigate murders on school grounds in this blend of mystery fiction and real-life documentary footage of a turkey that invaded the high school.




PETE'S POSSE
> Sketch Comedy images/dot2.gif Director, Actor, Co-Writer images/dot2.gif 25min images/dot2.gif VHS Color images/dot2.gif Mar '98 <
Featuring: Peter Brash, Mike Oxman, Matt Mele, Chris Letourneaut


Sketch comedy including "Book Corner", "Cookin' with Pete", "Santa at the Mall" and "Holiday Greetings". Wild fun! Aired on High School cable access.




DAVID LYNCH: A BIOGRAPHY
> Documentary images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, Editor images/dot2.gif 25min images/dot2.gif SVHS Color images/dot2.gif Apr '98 <
Featuring: Johnathan Carr, David Lynch (archive footage)


A video biography of famed director David Lynch, incorporating movie clips, segments from his documentary, "Pretty As A Picture" and an original on-camera commentary. Produced as final project for grade ten American Literature class.




A PSA FROM THE MFISH
> Documentary images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 15min images/dot2.gif VHS Color images/dot2.gif Apr '98 <
Featuring: Matthew Duggan, Matthew Mele


An exposé of the terrible conditions of my high school including collapsing ceilings, prolific water damage, mad asbestos, missing toilet stalls, damaged railings, broken chairs (and broken dreams!).

I made a point in the second half of the film to show a squeaky-clean bathroom, only to pull back and reveal the sign "Staff Only" (you can see that shot in the abridged version above). This fifteen-minute experiment in terror took three days to film (mostly wandering the hallways during my study periods when I probably should have been cramming). Nearly all of the edits are in-camera, which you’d never know since the erratic score (movement #4 from the "Event Horizon" soundtrack) follows the action in an almost supernatural synchronisity. It’s one of my favorite film scores ever and it scared the hell out me the first time I played the CD along with the video.

Anyway, somehow a copy of this video fell in the hands of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and they gave the video some recognition. Before I knew it, the school underwent a multitude of environmental renovations. Happy to say it’s looking much better these days. I‘m not saying that it had anything to do with my video, but it’s neat to think so...

Received Certificate of Achievement from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PSA Contest in 1998

Download and watch an abridged version of "A PSA from the Mfish" (1:49 - 4.36mb)

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UMBRA BIBLIOTHICAE (Shadows of a Library)
> Experimental images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 20min images/dot2.gif VHS Color images/dot2.gif Jun '98 <
Featuring: CJ Carr


Experimental video combining original Latin poetry with a wide range of music and colorful images. Produced as final project for Latin class.

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1999
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

In January of 1999 I got my first digital video camcorder, the Canon Optura. It was sweet, so small and easy to shoot. And I shot my first DV movie (and first feature-length production) "A History". I then was approached by the non-profit Project 10 East to make a promo dockie for them. That summer I went to study at the International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine. But the coolest thing I did that year was work on my first film shoot at Emerson College! Here I was a junior in high school, hadn't even applied to any school and I'm working with the Emerson kids! That also earned me my first IMDB credit. Surely it was a taste of things to come...




A HISTORY
> Experimental Narrative images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 50min
DV, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm Stills, Color/BW images/dot2.gif Feb - Apr '99 <

Featuring: CJ Carr, Matt Duggan, Mike Oxman, Matt Mele, Peter Brash, David Carr, Ruth Carr


A segmented experimental narrative following the trials of Adam, from his first traumatic moment at age five through his war-torn adolescence, up to the void of his adult years… and back. Each stage of his life is presented as a microcosm for human history. Multiple formats serve to convey the ever-shifting perspective of the main character. It's bizarre. Just think of every idea or philosophy you've had and roll it up like a ball of Play-doh... That's what I did for "A History".

Received Honorable Mention (equivalent to 6th place) in the 1999 New England High School Video Competition sponsored by Mount Wachusett CC, MediaOne and WGBH Boston, MA

Download and watch a short clip from "A History" (3:07 - 7.17mb)

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WHEN SIMON SLEEPS
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Featuring: Laurie Lucas, John Qualters


A boy finds a monster in his closet and tries to fight it away. Produced by Frames Per Second at Emerson College. Directed by Omar Naim.

IMDB listing for "When Simon Sleeps"




FRANKLIN SCHOOL PROMO
> Advertisement images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 3min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif May '99 <
Featuring: Richard White


A promo for the Franklin School's 100th anniversary featuring kids from the school and a character actor portraying Ben Franklin talking about the festivities to come. The school would close a couple years later. I think it's now a condo or something.




LATIN PROJECT '99
> Educational images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, Editor images/dot2.gif 45min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Jun '99 <
Featuring: me


A collection of movie clips featuring Latin phrases and dialogue from movies that range from "Birth of a Nation" to "Event Horizon". The clips are introduced and explained in an original commentary. Produced as final project for Latin class.




THE TRUE HIGH SCHOOL
ORIENTATION VIDEO

> Propaganda images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 6min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Jun '99 <
Featuring: Anthony Berriola


Created as a warning to incoming freshmen, this video mostly includes stock footage of the high school's greatest hits including the day the turkey came to visit, the talent show gone sour, and the racial brawl which occurred 1992. The school would not allow me to air this video on public access. Unfortunately, I had already edited it into my Film and Video Showcase. And this is back in the days of linear editing (in-points, out-points and all that) so I needed to tape over it with something of the same length to save me from having to edit the whole second half of the program. So I whipped up a sweet intermission. I set a countdown timer on my digital wristwatch and filmed it with a macro lens, but had the image of the video reflected in the face of the watch. You couldn’t tell unless you knew what you were looking at but it made the intermission much more tolerable.




PROJECT 10 EAST
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Featuring: Chris Markowski, Al Ferreira


A documentary about Project Ten East, a non-profit organization devoted to creating safe and affirming space for gay and lesbian youth in schools and communities. Premiered at the Project Ten East Annual Awards Banquet in Cambridge, MA.

Received 3rd place in the 2000 New England High School Video Competition sponsored by Mount Wachusett Community College, Media One, and WGBH.

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A SCENE FROM "DINER"
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Actor images/dot2.gif 5min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Jul '99 <

Recreation of a scene from the 1982 film "Diner" in which characters argue over a roast beef sandwich. Produced as a class exercise for International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, ME.




A SCENE FROM "THELMA & LOUISE"
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Recreation of a scene from "Thelma and Louise" in which the two title characters argue about what to do after having just murdered a man who attempted to rape one of them. Produced as a class exercise for International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, ME.




TIME PRESENT
> Psychodrama images/dot2.gif DP, Co-writer images/dot2.gif 7min images/dot2.gif DV C/BW images/dot2.gif Jul '99 <
Featuring: Sugar White, Rebecca Brillhart,
Crew: Peter, Oscar ...


While in school, a boy passes out and wakes up in a world where time is frozen. Produced for International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, ME.

Earned me an ARTS Merit Award in Visual Arts from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

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THE MUSIC VIDEO
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Featuring: CJ Carr, Mike Oxman, Kevin Corzett, Matt Mahoney, Mike Joy, Eric Hoffman, Casey Kearin


A visual medley of concert footage I filmed from September '97 to December '99 featuring the bands Tomato Men, Fitzgerald 2000, Popsickle Complex and my brother CJ (who's an excellent guitarist). The video is cut to Radiohead's "Electioneering" and was produced for my Showcase (below).





2000
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

It was a quiet year for filmmaking. I was overwhelmed with applying to schools and trying to stay academically afloat. Though I did get a new camera, the Canon GL1, which I would later use for everything, I spent most of the year getting acclimated to college life at Emerson!




FILM AND VIDEO SHOWCASE
> Anthology images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 12min images/dot2.gif DV C/BW images/dot2.gif Jan - Mar '00 <
Featuring: (all of the above)


A collection of my best work through '99, assembled as a film festival with new footage for segues between films, and a gripping 5-and-a-half minute intermission. Aired on Public Access Cable.

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HELL IN A HAND BASKET
> Thriller images/dot2.gif Boom Op images/dot2.gif 18min? images/dot2.gif 16mm Color images/dot2.gif Nov '00 <

A nightmarish short about a woman who has a vision of her absent husband's death. Produced by CityScape at the Filmshack as part of a Directing class, I believe.





2001
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

After adjusting to my new surroundings at Emerson, I started picking up a few projects. I made a number of music videos for my friend's band and got to grip a 35mm feature! In the summer I served on the Middlesex County Grand Jury and saved up enough money to buy myself a computer and get Adobe Premiere. Prior to "Paper Cups", I had been editing entirely on linear, deck-to-deck, in/out, VHS dubbing systems at my local cable access station. Now that I had a computer, I was grabbing at any editing project I could find.




THE RANDOM EXPIRATION
OF MR. TUFTS

> Comedy images/dot2.gif Gaffer images/dot2.gif 7min images/dot2.gif 16mm Color images/dot2.gif Feb '01 <
Featuring: Josh Zagoren


A lazy man wakes up to find a date-mark on his arm that has expired. The film is a metaphor for the consequences of having bad hygiene. Produced by Katherine Laronde for "Film Production 2" class at Emerson College.




HYPOTHETICAL THREESOME
> Music Video images/dot2.gif Co-Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 8min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Mar - Apr '01 <
Featuring: Matt Mahoney, Casey Kearin, Jim Connolly, Dominic Santos, Mike Oxman


A music video featuring the band "Ricochet Stud", in which members wreak havoc in an abandoned office building. Produced by Ricochet Stud (aka Mechanical Sharkhead).




MACBETH
> Drama images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 28min images/dot2.gif DV C/BW images/dot2.gif Mar - Apr '01 <
Featuring: Mark Stuart, Ashley Kelley, Matt Mele, Peter Brash, Matt Duggan


An adaptation of two scenes from William Shakespeare's Scottish play in which Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan and thereby take his place. Produced for "Theatre Into Film" at Emerson College.

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THE STRANGLER'S WIFE
> Thriller images/dot2.gif Grip/Electric images/dot2.gif 84min images/dot2.gif 35mm Color images/dot2.gif Apr - Jun '01 <
Featuring: Ciaran Crawford, Sarah Huling
Crew: Patrick Ruth, Adam Roffman, Lee-Anthony Holloway ...


Roger Corman executive produced (and then removed his name from) this modern retelling of the story of the Boston Strangler. Produced by Cityscape in Roxbury, MA.

IMDB listing for "The Strangler’s Wife"




CAESAR NIGHTMAREO, I WIN
> Comedy images/dot2.gif DP images/dot2.gif 25min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Sep - Nov '01 <
Featuring: Asterios Kokkinos, Victor Shopov, John Ford


The tale of Caesar Nightmareo, a self-proclaimed super-villain whose worst deeds include jaywalking and taking two newspapers out of the newspaper machine at once... and Kaptain Komet, the good guy and his arch nemesis, who tries to stop Caesar at every turn. I swear I shot this movie! But the director (who will not be named) lost the raw footage. Poo.




PAPER CUPS
> Music Video images/dot2.gif Co-Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 7min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Sep - Nov '01 <
Featuring: Matt Mahoney, Casey Kearin, Jim Connolly, Dominic Santos, Mike Oxman


A music video featuring the song "Paper Cups" by the band "Ricochet Stud" in which each band member wakes up, rushes to meet and boogie-down in Tufts University Park. Produced by Ricochet Stud (aka Mechanical Sharkhead).




THE INTERVENTION
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Editor images/dot2.gif 2min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Nov '01 <
Featuring: Asterios Kokkinos, Matt Donahue, Jason Grossman


Steve's friends gather around to talk to him about his drinking problem. Little do they know, Steve is impervious to reason. Produced and Directed by Asterios Kokkinos.




DOCTOR FAUSTUS
> Horror images/dot2.gif DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 20min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Nov '01 <
Featuring: ...


An adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's play, in which Dr. Faustus sells his soul to the devil in order to achieve incredible power and knowledge, but then fights for his soul when the time comes to give it up. Produced as final project for "Theatre Into Film" at Emerson College.

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BUMPINTA
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Editor images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Nov '01 <
Featuring: Asterios Kokkinos, Matt Donahue


A college girl is frustrated she can't get a guy, until her guy friend suggests the "bumpinta" trick... but bumps a little too hard. Written and directed by Asterios Kokkinos.




DISOWNING LUCAS
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Editor images/dot2.gif 8min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Nov - Dec '01 <
Featuring: Matt Donahue, Margaret Katch, Sean Landers, Rob Morrison


A group of friends argues over whether to disown another friend based on an incident that might not have occurred. Produced as final project for "Intro To Media Production" class at Emerson College.




BRITTANY'S UNTITLED CONTINUITY PROJECT
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Editor, Actor images/dot2.gif 2min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Nov '01 <
Featuring: me


A student wakes in his dorm roon already late for class, rushes to get ready but forgets his room key... Produced for "Intro to Media Production" class at Emerson College. Directed by Brittany Pauw.




AWAITING THE TIDES
> Drama images/dot2.gif Script Supervisor images/dot2.gif 12min images/dot2.gif 16mm Color images/dot2.gif Nov - Dec '01 <

After his father dies, Eric's mother and sister want to sell the father's boat for the money, but Eric doesn't want to let it go. Produced by Frames Per Second at Emerson College. Directed by John Matyshiak.

Received award for "Best Film Editing" at the 2002 EVVY Awards at Emerson College.




WHODUNIT?
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Editor, Actor images/dot2.gif 7min images/dot2.gif DV C/BW images/dot2.gif Dec '01 <
Featuring: Lauren Schoonmaker


Mock "20/20"-style news program with interviewee Nancy Smithsonian, a victim of theft, who doesn't remember she ate the very banana bread she believes was taken from her. Produced as final project for "Intro to Media Production" class at Emerson College. Directed by Brittany Pauw.




DRINKING RESPONSIBLY
> Documentary images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 10min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Dec '01 <
Featuring: Asterios Kokkinos


A documentary about the pros and cons of tap and bottled water, featuring an interview with the head of planning and development at the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority. The Flash movies were a couple of animated segments that illustrate how rain collects dangerous chemicals in the atmosphere (ok, I exaggerate a little :) and how the water commision adds stuff to the resevoir to clean it out. Produced as final project for "Science and Society" class at Emerson College.

Watch flash segment "Raindrops" from "Drinking Responsibly"
Watch flash segment "Resevoir" from "Drinking Responsibly"

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2002
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

That year I was determined to make something big and original, my first feature-length narrative "The Ends of the Earth". I wanted to finally take advantage of all the resources at Emerson, especially the actors. I also did a lot of 16mm work and crewed my first Hi-Definition production. That fall we created Warlords, an action film production club at Emerson College, starting with the group's first official project "The Vampire Game".




YOU ARE NOT A PIMP
> Music Video images/dot2.gif Music Supervisor images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Feb '02 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, David Orosz, Patrick Rooney
Crew: Becky Sapp ...


A music video featuring the song "You Are Not A Pimp" by "Minty Fresh" in which a rap star journeys though a high school, hanging out with the unpopular kids and spreading good vibes throughout the school. Produced by John Ruggiero at Emerson College in Boston, MA. Directed by John Matyshiak.

Received award for "Best Video Editing" at the 2002 EVVY Awards at Emerson College.

Watch "You Are Not A Pimp"




THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
> War Drama images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 91min images/dot2.gif DV C/BW images/dot2.gif Feb - Sep '02 <
Featuring: Kathryn Daniels, Matt Donahue, James Martin, Josh Zagoren, Carlee Soto, Sean Landers, Asterios Kokkinos
Crew: ...


In the near future, when the campaign to end terrorism has escalated, two men are drafted and must leave their loved ones to go to war. After the war dramatically disfigures the lives of these two couples, they struggle to return to normal life.

I had an idea for a film about someone struggling with an addiction and how being on drugs was like teetering on the edge of a cliff. Then came September 11th and a world of fear. And I knew we'd go to war and send soldiers to kill and die. My father was in combat in Vietnam, so I drew from his experience and combined all three elements into this dramatic parable.

I filmed in early 2002, but set the film in the then near future (October 04 - March 05) when I was sure the war would swell like a tumor and we'd have reinstate the draft. Well, it's gotten worse for sure. There is actually a line where one character turns to another and says, "I can't believe Bush won again." Weird, huh? I was sure he'd lose, so I thought it'd be funny to project such absurdy, but it seems truth has out-freaked fiction yet again.

Theatrical Premiere at Emerson College on October 3rd 2002.

Aired on the Emerson Channel at Emerson College Spring 2003.

Featured on Micro Cinema Scene August - September 2004.


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DAWN SHUDDERS
> Music Video images/dot2.gif Co-Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 6min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Mar '02 <
Featuring: Matt Mahoney, Casey Kearin, Jim Connolly, Dominic Santos, Mike Oxman


A music video featuring the song "Dawn Shudders" by the band "Mechanical Sharkhead". The video depicts a young man being robbed by an ex-girlfriend, inter-cut with the band playing by strobe light. Produced by Ricochet Stud (aka Mechanical Sharkhead).




SPILLED MILK
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A young guy wakes up and tries to makes himself breakfast... and that's when everything goes wrong. This co-authored project was born out of a single image of spilling milk in slo-motion. I love hi-speed (slo-motion) cinematography and just had to try some on our first class assignment. Also, I try to include a disaster moment in every film I make - shatter glass, burning clothes, axing a chair in half, etc. Breaking things is just really fun to watch. Produced for "Film Production One" class at Emerson College.

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REMOTE ROADS
> Mystery images/dot2.gif Gaffer images/dot2.gif 7min images/dot2.gif 16mm BW images/dot2.gif Mar '02 <
Featuring: Matt Donahue, Carlos Foglia


While driving through the woods, two boys believe that they are being followed when their car breaks down. Directed by Miles Brandman. Produced by Katherine Laronde for "Film Production 3" class at Emerson College.




LAST NIGHT I DREAMT...
> Avant-Garde images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 5min images/dot2.gif 16mm BW images/dot2.gif Mar - Apr '02 <
Featuring: Kat Daniels


A girl wakes from a dream and steps outside to clear her mind. But she can't get the mysterious images of the dream out of her head. Inspired by (and edited to) a haunting ballad by The Smiths entitled "Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me". Produced as a continuity project for "Film Production One" class at Emerson College.

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BREAKFAST AT URI'S
> Silent Comedy images/dot2.gif DP images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif 16mm BW images/dot2.gif Apr '02 <
Featuring: John Ford, Ballard Boyd


Infamous psychokinetic Uri Geller serves pancakes and cereal for legendary mime, Marcel Marceau. Produced as final project for "Film Production One" class at Emerson College. Directed by Asterios Kokkinos.




THE CLEVERLY TITLED SHOW
> TV Variety images/dot2.gif DP images/dot2.gif 45min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Apr '02 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, David Orosz, S. Matthew Aod, Drew DiFonzo Marks, Carlos Foglia, Eric-John Tasker, Kat Laronde


In the tradition of the "Larry Sanders Show", the comedy series explores the fun world of producing a variety television show. However, the characters in the series are fully aware they are being filmed. Produced and Directed by Geoffrey Golden.

Watch a clip from "The Cleverly Titled Show"




SHADOW'S GAME
> Parody images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif 16mm BW images/dot2.gif Apr - May '02 <
Featuring: Asterios Kokkinos, S. Matthew Aod


James White breaks into a government office, searching through files for his missing wife, until a man emerges from the dark and stops him. Produced as final project for "Film Production One" class at Emerson College. I used the Dracula soundtrack without permission of course, because it is one of my favorite scores ever! Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass!

Listen to some of the DRACULA Soundtrack and buy the album from AMAZON!
Download and watch "Shadow's Game" (4.59 - 11.7mb)

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HENCE, THE STARS
> Drama images/dot2.gif Script Supervisor images/dot2.gif 85min images/dot2.gif Hi-Def Color images/dot2.gif May - Jun '02 <
Featuring: Dave Clemens, Michele Fortier, Ian Sterling ...


An existential romantic comedy in the style of "When Harry Met Sally" in which a boy and girl unfold the details of their relationship to their best friends. Produced by Filpside Features. Directed by Jesse Latham.

Watch the trailer for "Hence the Stars"




BRITTANY'S UNTITLED FILM ONE PROJECTS
> Experimental images/dot2.gif Gaffer, Actor images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif 16mm BW images/dot2.gif Jun '02 <
Featuring: Lauren Schoonmaker


Two short films which explore the dangers of gambling and smoking. Produced for "Film Production One" class at Emerson College. Directed by Brittany Pauw.




LACEY'S RACE
> Drama images/dot2.gif Key Grip / Best Boy Electric images/dot2.gif 7min images/dot2.gif 16mm Color images/dot2.gif Jul '02 <
DP: Natasha Bedu


Holding her abusive father accountable for her mother's suicide, Lacey seeks revenge. Directed by Kristina Scott as a Directed Study Project at Emerson College.




IN THE MIDDLE OF THINGS
> Absurd Drama images/dot2.gif Script Supervisor images/dot2.gif 20min images/dot2.gif 16mm Color images/dot2.gif Jul - Aug '02 <
DP: Eric Forand


Bored with his stagnant home life and inanimate job at a funeral home, young Seth decides to fake his own death and run away. Produced by Elizabeth Waybright and Casey Engles as a BFA project at Emerson College. Directed by Mike Gibbiser.




GOODBYE
> Melodrama images/dot2.gif Script Supervisor images/dot2.gif 30min images/dot2.gif Hi-Def Color images/dot2.gif Aug '02 <
Featuring: Francisco Huergo


As he lies in bed, dying of cancer, Daniel reminisces on (and flashes back to) the best times of his life. Produced by Coppermine Films. Directed by Sean Bradley.




ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION
> Parody images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor, Composer images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif DV BW images/dot2.gif Sep '02 <
Featuring: Asterios Kokkinos, Geoffrey Golden, Ballard Boyd, Mike Dean, Lee Noble


A movie trailer spin-off of the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby road movies, and the Tom Hanks gangster film "Road to Perdition", in which Bing and Bob are on the run from the mob. Produced with the Atomic Powered Millionaires (aka Esoterrific).

Watch "On the Road to Perdition" on YouTube (3:37)

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THE SANDWICH
> Black Comedy images/dot2.gif Key Grip images/dot2.gif 5min images/dot2.gif 16mm Color images/dot2.gif Oct '02 <

A lonely woman one night decides to end her life, and for her last meal she wants to make the perfect sandwich. Produced for a "Film 2" class at Emerson College. Directed by Oliver Taylor.




FALLEN IRIS
> Melodrama images/dot2.gif DP, Producer images/dot2.gif 8min images/dot2.gif 16mm Color images/dot2.gif Oct '02 <
Featuring: Doug Mock ...
Crew: Jack Gordon, Nick Weiss


As Jake lies in bed dying of cancer, his friend invites him out to eat. While out, he sees the ghosts of his father and dog, and wonders if he is lost in a dream. Produced by Scott Shipley for "Film Production 2" class at Emerson College. Aired on the Emerson Channel at Emerson College.

Received 2004 EVVY AWARD for Best television production under ten minutes.
Download and watch "Fallen Iris" (8:05 - 22.7mb)

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DARK PROVIDENCE
> Action images/dot2.gif Script Supervisor images/dot2.gif 9min images/dot2.gif Super16mm Color images/dot2.gif Nov '02 <
Featuring: David Kane
Crew: Scott Shipley ...


For twelve years, Manix has tracked his father's killer. And tonight he will get his revenge. Produced for a "Film 2" class at Emerson College in Boston, MA. Directed by George Loucas (no relation) and David Lebensfeld.




GINA AND KERRY'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
> Comedy images/dot2.gif DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 11min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Nov - Dec '02 <
Featuring: Keith Sheridan


Two college students must travel through time to interview members of the "Metaphysical Club" (Oliver Wendel Holmes, John Dewey and William James) to help write their report. My friend Keith asked me to help him with this class project he was doing with his classmates, Gina and Kerry. Produced for a class project at Suffolk University.




THE VAMPIRE GAME EPISODE 1
> Action Comedy images/dot2.gif DP, Producer images/dot2.gif 20min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Nov - Dec '02 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, Justin Caless, Lucas Lee ...
Crew: Matt Ardine, Sam Edelheit ...


A television series produced for The Emerson Channel in which clans of leather wearing, wisecracking vampires battle each other on a kung-fu fantasy planet while their real-world counterparts role-play The Vampire Game. This project was one of my favorites ever. You had the real world and the world of the game. We agreed that the two worlds had to look very different and as the DP I had to decide how to pull it off. Geoffrey Golden (the creator of the series) wanted an anime-style fantasy world, but with a limited budget we could only do so much. So I went absolutely nuts with the color. Basically I discovered the wonders of using vivid gels and lit everything with the most incongruous color combinations ever. As we did more episodes I got the hang of it, so by the fifth I had the style down. The Vampire Game was the first project ever produced by Warlords, the action film production group at Emerson College. Aired on the Emerson Channel at Emerson College and premiered at the first annual Warlords Screening on May 4th, 2003.

The Vampire Game was nominated for an EVVY AWARD in 2004 for Best Television Production (over ten minutes)
Watch a teaser for "The Vampire Game" on YouTube (0:59)

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2003
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

I only did a couple projects this year, but they were my biggest prodcutions yet. We did two "Vampire Game" sequels back-to-back, and then most us went right into my second narrative feature "The Crusades". To this day, much of the cast still talks about filming "Crusades" and agree it was one of their favorite film shoots ever. That summer I script-supered the 7-week "Meridian" shoot. For my fall semester I went to intern at a startup movie development company in Los Angeles.




THE VAMPIRE GAME EPISODES 2 AND 3
> Action Comedy images/dot2.gif DP, Producer images/dot2.gif 40min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Mar - Apr '03 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, Justin Caless, Lucas Lee ...
Crew: Matt Ardine, Sam Edelheit ...


More fun with those crazy LARPing vampires! I consider these one episode, since there is a cliffhanger, and we shot them at the same time. As for the DP (moi) it wasn't until after finishing the first episode that I saw a delightfully terrifying film by Italian director Dario Argento called Suspiria. The colors used in this film are so vivid they're almost cartoonish. This film has a look very similar to the one I created for Vampire Game. After seeing the film I continued to reference Suspiria throughout the series. The Vampire Game Episode Two aired on the Emerson Channel at Emerson College and premiered at Emerson College at the second annual Warlords Screening on May 2nd, 2004.

Watch a teaser for "The Vampire Game" on YouTube (0:59)

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THE CRUSADES
> Spy Thriller images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 73min images/dot2.gif DV BW images/dot2.gif Apr '03 - Jan '04 <
Featuring: Elisa Morse, Geoffrey Golden, Justin Caless ..


After an assassination attempt on the King, one agent must infiltrate the conspiracy before the government is overthrown. In her investigation she discovers her former lover may be involved in the plot.

I've always wanted to do a film noir black-and-white spy thriller thing, and so I thought of every kind of scene I wanted to see and wrote it all into one script. Where does the title come from? That's a long story, but the reason it stuck with me is because I like titles that are bigger than the plot of the film. Naturally the audience wonders how the title is related to the story and its usually obvious. But I like to make them think and ponder the larger themes of the film in search of that meaning.

In addition to the spy thrillers of the Cold War such as The Manchurian Candidate and Seven Days in May the darker, more cerebral stuff in The Crusades was much inspired by one of my favorite shows The Twilight Zone. While Crusades remains primarily an action movie, there are moments where you almost expect to hear the voice of Rod Serling explain what is going on. The Twilight Zone is what media historians have called "video noir" a genre similar to film noir but adapted to the conventions of a commercial television series.

Originally, I wanted the project to be a miniseries, but time did not allow this. Perhaps I may resurrect the story for the future, if ever I decide to venture into TV. For now, I'm very happy with the movie. I had more fun working on this project than any other, thanks primarily to the hard work and devotion of the entire cast.

Produced in association with Warlords a production club at Emerson College.

Theatrical Premiere at Emerson College on February 5th 2004.


Watch a teaser for "The Crusades" on YouTube (3:38)

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RIGHT OF THE MERIDIAN
> Drama images/dot2.gif Script Supervisor images/dot2.gif 105min images/dot2.gif Super 16mm Color images/dot2.gif Jun '03 - Aug '04 <
Featuring: Emily Holleran ...
Crew: Alex Markle, Scott Nelson, Doug Carney ...


After her best friend is murdered, Layla, a high school girl, seeks the truth about her friend's life and death, and discovers that everyone in her small Vermont town has something to hide. Produced by Coppermine Films. Directed by Sean Bradley. During the filming of "Right of the Meridian" in the summer of 2003 I had the oppourtunity to take a hundreds of photos in my role as script supervisor and contiuity. Check out some of my favortie PHOTOS! Theatrical Premiere at the Loews Boston Common in Boston, MA on Janurary 25th, 2004.

Watch the trailer for "Right of the Meridian"

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2004
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

Back from Cali Cali and ready for one last semester at Emerson. I had been writing an Argento psychotesque feature, but that would get way too ambitious for the little free time I had finishing school. So I put all my chips on the "Vampire Game" finale and it looked awesome. That fall the whole VG team reunited for "Work Warriors" which was tremendous fun. And Justin Caless started his feature "End of Angles" (which he has yet to finish). He had asked me to DP, but I couldn't jump on board in a key position because I had started pre-pro for my first documentary feature "Candyflip".




THE VAMPIRE GAME EPISODE 4
> Action Comedy images/dot2.gif 2nd Unit DP images/dot2.gif 20min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Feb '04 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, Justin Caless, Lucas Lee ...
Crew: Sam Edelheit ...


I was in Los Angeles for a semester when they did episode four (though I did get to film the opening scene when I came back) so Carlo Lim filled in as DP adhering to the established style. These screengrabs are from the opeining scene.

Watch a teaser for "The Vampire Game" on YouTube (0:59)

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THE VAMPIRE GAME EPISODE 5
> Action Comedy images/dot2.gif DP, Producer images/dot2.gif 25min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Mar - Apr '04 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, Justin Caless, Lucas Lee ...
Crew: Taylor Block, Sam Edelheit ...


The big finale! Not the bloodiest, but definitely the longest of the five episodes! The Vampire Game Episode Five premiered at Emerson College at the third annual Warlords Screening on May 1st, 2005.

Watch a teaser for "The Vampire Game" on YouTube (0:59)

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WORK WARRIORS EPISODES 1 - 3
> Action Comedy images/dot2.gif DP, Producer images/dot2.gif 13min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Sep '04 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, Justin Caless, Lucas Lee ...
Crew: Christine Colbourn, Anders Nelson, Taylor Block, Sam Edelheit ...


It's Street Fighter 2 meets BBC's The Office in this online mini-series. The World Warriors have a hard time avoiding their old rivals when working beside them at a dotcom company. From the makers of Vampire Game, it's Work Warriors! Yes friends, we all came together again to make this show and it was so much fun. Geoffrey told me that he wanted something like The Office only with characters similar to the Street Fighters. It was extremely fun and the show is very funny. Produced in association with Warlords, a production club at Emerson College. Episodes one, two, and three premiered at Emerson College at the third annual Warlords Screening on May 1st, 2005.

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END OF ANGELS
> Fantasy Action images/dot2.gif Gaffer, Key Grip images/dot2.gif 80min images/dot2.gif Hi-Def Color images/dot2.gif Oct '04 - Jan '05 <
Featuring: Alex Terzic, Celeste Green, Justin Caless, Lucas Lee ...
Crew: John Washer, Jesus Cardosa ...


A young survivor must struggle to overcome her fate in a war for existence itself. Produced in association with Warlords, a production club at Emerson College. Directed by Justin Caless.

Received nomination for "Best Screenplay" at the 2004 EVVY Awards at Emerson College.
Watch a teaser for "End of Angels" on YouTube (2:25)




WORK WARRIORS EPISODES 4 - 6 etc.
> Action Comedy images/dot2.gif DP, Producer, Editor images/dot2.gif 18min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Dec '04 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, Justin Caless, Lucas Lee ...
Crew: Christine Colbourn, Anders Nelson, Sam Edelheit ...


Those crazy Street Fighter-esque employees of Zapweb.net are at it again, burning the midnight oil (along with everything else in the building). We also managed to squeeze out a few short films (interludes if you will) in the process. We'll try to get all the episodes on here as soon as we can. Produced in association with Warlords, a production club at Emerson College. Episodes Four and Five and all the shorts premiered at Emerson College at the third annual Warlords Screening on May 1st, 2005. Episode Six premiered at Emerson College at the fourth annual Warlords Screening on April 30th, 2006.

Download and watch the "Work Warriors" shorts:
Aussie Talk (1:37 - 4.58mb)
Velocity Blast (2:17 - 6.45mb)
Secret Santa (1:28 - 4.14mb)
Karaoke Day (2:04 - 5.83mb)
Deadlines (1:30 - 4.83mb)

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2005
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

I started filming "Candyflip" in February and within a year I had most of the interviews in the can. Now that I was out of school (and out of work for the most part) I had plenty of time to work on more projects. I had my turn in front of the camera in "Team DangerForce" and I upgraded to Adobe Premiere Pro just in time to cut "Isaac Clayton" (as well as Asterios' sister's wedding video). Here you'll find the Triology of Hilarity as I call it, the three final films Geoffrey Golden and I worked on: "Isaac Clayton" "Team DangerForce" and "Mysterious Punch in the Face". It wasn't all good, though. I worked on four films that year that were never finished ("End of Angels" "Redemption" "The Hunted" and "See Jane"). But that was all made up for by the surprise hits of the year, the "Dæmon" films.




CANDYFLIP: a film on drugs
> Documentary images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Producer, Editor, Narrator
57min images/dot2.gif DV Color/BW images/dot2.gif Feb '05 - Jul '07 <

Featuring: Celeste Green, Justin Caless, CJ Carr ...


It's hard for those who haven't used drugs to imagine the experience. We know the consequences and all we can do is wonder why people risk drug abuse despite the harm it causes. For those who have used drugs, it is no mystery. The reason people are still poppin’ pills, chuggin' beers, blowin’ lines, smokin’ blunts, shootin’ up and dunkin’ donuts (in coffee) is because drugs feel good.

If you don’t know, ingesting any one of many popular psychotropics can induce the chemical equivalent to such awesome pleasures as running a marathon, falling in love or lucid dreaming. But it’s a hell of a lot easier.
There is no six months of training and 26 miles to attain runner’s high…
There is no mandatory meditation to realize a lucid dreamscape…
There is no waiting for love…
There is no counting to ten…

It’s a shortcut. It’s fast food and masturbation and high-speed modems and every other instant gratification we take for granted in our credit card culture. Is it really any mystery why drugs have survived in this modern age? Even with all our conveniences we're never just comfortable. How can we expect our children to learn the value of patience if we won't settle for anything less than instant results?

I want people to recognize drug use as a shadow of human nature. Only then can we have an open dialogue as we do with cancer, war and the weather. That is what I hope to achieve with the film -- a new outlook on a problem that has fallen fatally silent.

Part of the film surveys the action of major substances (e.g. illicit, prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as alcohol, tobacco and caffeine) and the physiology of their use. The majority of the film features people sharing their stories of how they got in and out of their drug problems (or why they keep using, as the case may be). These subjects are primarily residents of greater Boston, but many had moved to the city from all over, provding some diversity in that respect.

Since most subjects are reluctant to reveal their identities anonymous interviews comprise much of the film. There are dozens of ways to film someone and hide his or her face. You may ask, “If you’re not seeing their faces, why not just do phone interviews?” Well I wanted to collect as much visual material as possible. Also, people are quick to judge others (especially drug users) by their appearance and this method will nullify that common prejudice.

I believe the mission of film is first to entertain, then inform. I've included several skits in the film, satires of old educational films and some dramatiztion. Featured in these productions are my good friends, Celeste Green and Justin Caless. Most people wish I had made the film entirely about their characters and I appreciate that, but I wrote these in to lighten the load (and the mood) of a weighty topic.

Download the Candyflip promo poster (2.75mb)

This film is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council a state agency.

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MYSTERIOUS PUNCH IN THE FACE
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Director, DP images/dot2.gif 5min images/dot2.gif DV BW images/dot2.gif Mar '05 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, Mike Dean, Marly Halpern ...


"You are entering a world in which I can punch you in the face..." Fred gets a visit from Child Custody Services who may decide to take his cancer-stricken little brother out of his care. But little does Fred know his brother has just encountered a mysterious punch in the face... from the narrator (Ronald Sterling) in this colorful satire of "The Twilight Zone." Written and Directed by Geoffrey Golden. Produced with the Atomic Powered Millionaires. Theatrical Premiere at Emerson College at the annual Warlords Screening on May 1st, 2005.

Accepted as a contending pilot for Channel 102 New York - March 2005.
Watch "Mysterious Punch in the Face" on YouTube (4:45)
Download and watch the alternate ending! (0:26 - 1.24mb)

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DÆMON
> Psychothriller images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 10min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Mar - May '05 <
Featuring: Justin Caless, Bill Rudolph ...
Crew: Sam Collins, Stever Forti


Based on a work-in-progress video game, Dæmon is a psyhological thriller about a tormented social outcast and his inner demons. While the game is still in the writing stages, we've made these live-action films to give you an idea of the story and content of the game. The first film we made sums up the outline of the game and Dæmon's character in a nice little narrative package. When Dæmon witnesses an act of child abuse, he follows the wrong-doer home and... well you'll just have to watch.

All the "DÆMON" films were produced in association with Foghorn Studio. "Dæmon" is a registered trademark of Foghorn Studio, LLC. Go to the site to meet the whole Foghorn team and see what else we're cooking up!

Theatrical Premiere of "Dæmon" at the Warlords Screening on May 1st, 2005 at Emerson College.

Download and watch "DÆMON" (9:21 - 26.5mb)

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REDEMPTION
> Superhero Action images/dot2.gif Lighting images/dot2.gif 90min images/dot2.gif DVCPro Color images/dot2.gif Mar - May '05 <
Featuring: David Orosz, Rob James ...


A young man is given extraordinary abilities from a supernatural force and takes aim on the demons of the streets... but will his otherworldly power ultimately corrupt him? Produced in association with Warlords, a production club at Emerson College. Written and Directed by David Orosz.

Received award for "Best Screenplay" at the 2004 EVVY Awards at Emerson College.




TEAM DANGERFORCE
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Actor, Lighting images/dot2.gif 7min images/dot2.gif Hi-Def BW images/dot2.gif Apr '05 <
Featuring: Celeste Green, Geoffrey Golden, Anders Nelson, Omar Robinson, Dre Swain ...


A greaser (Geoffrey), a beatnik (yours truly), a femme fatale (Celeste) and a robot must join forces against the evil Doctress Labotomia who has thrown the country into a zombie holocaust. A fake movie teaser in the tradition of 50's B-movie sci-fi films. Produced with Warlords, a production club at Emerson College. Directed by Justin Caless. Theatrical Premiere at Emerson College at the third annual Warlords Screening on May 1st, 2005.

Watch "Team DangerForce" on YouTube (6:21)




ISAAC CLAYTON: Futuristic Political Bounty Hunter For Hire
> Comedy images/dot2.gif 2nd Unit DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 5min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Apr - May '05 <
Featuring: Geoffrey Golden, Asterios Kokkinos, Sean Landers ...


In the not too near future, a hypertext version of the Bill of Rights is hacked and Amendments begin erasing! And to top it off, the Max Headroom-esque Commisioner Blevins (played by Geoffrey Golden) is kidnapped! Isaac Clayton is the only man who can track down the culprits and stop the threat of a totalitarian uprising! Directed by Asterios Kokkinos.

Watch "Isaac Clayton" on YouTube (5:26)




THE HUNTED (an homage)
> Action images/dot2.gif Special FX Makeup images/dot2.gif 5min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Jun '05 <
Featuring: Lucas Lee, Omar Robinson ...
Crew: Carlo Lim


Lucas Lee helmed this homage to the climactic knife-fight scene in William Friedkin's The Hunted. Lee choreographed the film's final sequence blow-for-blow with Omar Robinson, and DP Carlo Lim and I did our best to replicate the film's photography and makeup effects. I had never handled blood effects before, but wanted to give it a shot and I think we're happy with how most of it came out.

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DÆMON: PATH OF SHADOWS
> Psychothriller images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 6min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Jul '05 - Feb '06 <
Featuring: Justin Caless, Celeste Green, Dan Bucy, Thom Pugh ...
Crew: Sam Collins, Stever Forti, Bill Rudolph


In this sequel to "Dæmon" (see above) the narrative assumes alternate paths, much like the player-driven action of a video game (think Run Lola Run). I've been told another term for this is "retcon" where the continuity is retracted in the middle of the storyline and then moves along a new path. We also learn that Dæmon may not be acting alone...

Theatrical Premiere of "Dæmon: Path of Shadows" at the Warlords Screening on April 30th, 2006 at Emerson College.

Download and watch "DÆMON: PATH OF SHADOWS" (6:19 - 17.9mb)

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SEE JANE
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Featuring: Dre Swain, Hartley Sawyer, Omar Robinson ...
Crew: Kyle Morrison, Elie Smolkin ...


A master thief is targeted by the mob when she acquires a computer program that can hack seized criminal bank accounts. Although it was very awkward of me to be an alum filming for Emerson clubs EIV and Warlords in Emerson's studios and using Emerson equipment, this was actually a fun shoot. And I couldn't resist the chance to film 24p for the first time. Filming of "See Jane" took place in October of '05, but there was one scene we needed to reshoot which put a damper on the whole production. It was finished, but I never got to see it! Not the first time that's happened :( But can you spot me in this production still? I'll give you hint...

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17 LASHES
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Featuring: Adam Glasseye ...
Crew: Michelle Millette ...


A music video for the song "Seventeen Lashes" by Reverend Glasseye. The concept for the video by Adam, the band's frontman, involves a downtrodden boxer and a fateful day in the ring.

Watch "17 Lashes" on YouTube (5:47)




EISEN
> Sci-Fi Thriller images/dot2.gif DP (Ep.4) images/dot2.gif 25min images/dot2.gif Hi-Def Color images/dot2.gif Oct - Dec '05 <
Featuring: Dre Swain, Celeste Green, Omar Robinson ...


Four unique heroes confront a corrupt pharmaceutical company in this four-part serial. Justin filmed parts one and two in the fall of '05 and planned to do three and four in the spring of '06, but pre-pro for part three was proving most difficult so we ended up just filming four. Below are stills from the fourth installment. Written and Directed by Justin Caless.

Watch the first episode of "Eisen" on YouTube (9:16)

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OTHELLO
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An array of video segments incorpoated into a multimedia production of William Shakespeare's Othello. While some of the scenes stand alone, most involved some interaction from the live performers. This was the first play (first project, actually) on which Arika and I had collaborated and the show that got me the job assisting the eighth grade drama productions. What fun! The clip below is a brief collage of images (think "24" splitscreen stuff) that plays concurrently with the live performance of Emelia watching Desdemona drop her handkerchief--a pivotal moment in the story. Produced for Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, MA. Live production directed by Arika Cohen. Theatrical performance on January 27th, 2006.

Download and watch the the handkerchief clip! (0:12 - 643kb)

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2006
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Late in the fall of '05 I started working at a middle school in Cambridge, assisting the eighth grade drama productions and their teacher (and my good friend) Arika Cohen. We've made some great images so far, those kids are quite creative and fun to film, a very different kind of film challenge. Speaking of challenges, it was the summer of 2006 where my hard drive crashed and set back post production on my drug dockie several months. Added to that, I was slated to video events at the Traverse City Film Festival, but my camera overheated and fried. So that sucked. I got a new drive right away, but have been working for over a year towards a new camera. In the meantime, I got to shoot the "Zelda" movies with Justin Caless's HD camcorder, which was pretty sweet. To tide me over, I got a tiny Canon ZR-1 for odd jobs and editing, but its size proved most advantageous when filming my brother's "Parkour" video. Check it out!




ANYWHERE BUT HERE
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A collection of video segments from a multimedia production of "Anywhere But Here", a play about two very different islands. On the island of Greenyl, people live in harmony with nature and live off the land. On Graynel, the populace has embraced technology and "improved" nature. Each island preaches hate against the other like two rival football teams, and this has been the status quo until one day a boy from Graynel shipwrecks on a mysterious shore and meets a girl from Greenyl... The two video segments are broadcasts from Graynel television networks. The videos reinforce the artifice and introversion of Graynel. Produced for the Eighth Grade at Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, MA. Live production directed by Arika Cohen. Theatrical performances at Cambridge Friends School on April 28th and 29th, 2006.




THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: Lost
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Featuring: Hartley Sawyer, Matt Meyers ...
Crew: Dean Mozian ...


A live-action short based on the story and characters in the classic Nintendo video game, "The Legend of Zelda". In his search for Zelda, Link gets trapped in the Lost Woods (or perhaps Lost Recycling Center) and encounters a group of bad guys. Chaos and swordplay ensues. Produced with Warlords, a production club at Emerson College. Written by Justin Caless - Directed by Celeste Green. Theatrical Premiere at Emerson College at the annual Warlords Screening on April 30th, 2006.

Watch "The Legend Of Zelda: Lost" on YouTube (6:19)

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PARKOUR 806
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Featuring: CJ Carr, Isaac Richmond, Alex Downes ...


A video of my brother CJ and his friends doing "parkour" around Boston and the Northeastern University campus in August of '06. This is the first video I shot on the Canon ZR (my back-backup camera) and it actually did a pretty good job keeping up with these crazy kids. I went for a kind of "baseless cinematography" where you never really know which end is up. And clearly some influence from M.C. Escher.

Watch "Parkour 806" on YouTube (5:08)

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THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: Zii
> Fantasy Action images/dot2.gif DP images/dot2.gif 11min images/dot2.gif Hi-Def Color images/dot2.gif Apr '06 <
Featuring: Hartley Sawyer
Crew: Dean Mozian, Matt Meyers ...


A live-action short based on the story and characters in the classic Nintendo video game, "The Legend of Zelda". In this sequel to "Legend of Zelda: Lost" (above) Link is beaten and must meet with the Great Fairy to give him a new life. As you can probably guess the title is a nod to the new Nintendo system >D Produced with Warlords, a production club at Emerson College. Directed by Justin Caless. Theatrical Premiere at Emerson College at the annual Warlords Screening on April 29th, 2007.

Watch "The Legend Of Zelda: Zii" on YouTube (11:03)

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MACBETH
> Multimedia Theatre images/dot2.gif DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 15min images/dot2.gif DV Color/BW images/dot2.gif Nov '06 - Jan '07 <

Scottish play take two. Having wowed the kids last year with my video skills, I thought to myself "How can I impress them even further?" Two words: green screen. I brought in my 9-foot chroma green backdrop and the kids and I did several different green screen FX including: putting a "real fire" in the witches' cauldron and making Banquo's ghost fly above the dinner table. The still on the right shows Macbeth's POV as he approaches the sleeping King Duncan and we used green screen to put the sword in front of the camera with Macbeth's reflection in the blade.

The coolest part of the whole multimedia element in "Macbeth" had to be the vision of Lady Macbeth's bloody hands. It was the first idea the kids had for any video in the play and it was the first we filmed. Arika wrote about the kids' experience creating that image with me in a paper for an arts education class at Harvard. Read Arika's paper!

Produced for Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, MA. Live production directed by Arika Cohen. This production marks the third collaboration between myself and the Cambridge Friends School eighth grade, following last year's "Othello" and "Anywhere but Here". Theatrical performances held at Cambridge Friends School on January 20th, 2007.

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2007
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

This year was mostly about finishing my documantary, "Candyflip" and getting it out to festivals, all the while planning my next projects. Though I said I wouldn't make another "Dæmon" film, I was insipired to make the third installment from watching a bunch of "CSI" episodes (and I thought it would be a good chance for Arika and I to work together on a film). Justin and I entered the "Battlestar Galactica" video contest and I got a my first producer's credit on a feature film that wasn't my own, "Douglas". This was also the year I became part of the "One Second Film" and of course, Zhura.




BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE FURIES
> Sci-Fi Action images/dot2.gif DP, Producer, Set Design images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif May - Jun '07 <
Featuring: Omar Robinson
Crew: Joanne Maile


A short video based in the world of the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" series on the SciFi Channel. Two prisoners on New Caprica are about to be executed when suddenly there is an attack, giving them the diversion they need to escape and get to the rescue ships. But one of them may be working for the other side... Produced as an entry for the Battlestar Galactica Videomaker contest. Directed by Justin Caless.

Watch "Battlestar Galactica: The Furies" on the SciFi Channel website (4:00)

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DOUGLAS
> Psychodrama images/dot2.gif Assistant Producer images/dot2.gif 85min images/dot2.gif Hi-Def Color images/dot2.gif Jun - Jul '07 <
Featuring: Adam Glasseye
Crew: Harry Pray, Chris Hallock ...


"Words will never hurt me..." An obsessive writer with a debilitating unawareness of the world is forced to care for his two preteen stepsons after his overbearing wife mysteriously vanishes. Written and Directed by Mothra Milette and starring Adam Glasseye of Reverend Glasseye.

Go to "Douglas" on Myspace




SECOND SHIFT
> Audio Drama images/dot2.gif Director, Sound Mixing images/dot2.gif 225min images/dot2.gif Audio images/dot2.gif Jul '07 - Feb '09 < Featuring: Brad Smith, Julia Lunetta, Neil Marsh ...


"A fantasy audio drama series about a group of college kids who get transported into a parallel world of magic and danger." Yeah! Old school radio drama is back baby! Thank you, iPod. This was such a treat to work on an audio drama series. I joined the Second Shift family during their second season, directing episodes five and seven, and had a hand in the sound mixing/engineering of episodes 6, 7, 8 and 10.

Nominated for a 2007 Parsec Award for Best Audio Drama (Long Form)
Visit the Second Shift website and start listening!




DÆMON: WAKING DARKNESS
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Featuring: Justin Caless, Pavel Nabutovsky, Omar Robinson, Machete Marceau, Bill Rudolph
Crew: Sam Collins, Arika Cohen


In the third and final installment of the series, Dæmon wakes up in the middle of the woods not knowing how he got there and makes a messy discovery. I didn't want to make a third film, but after watching a bunch of episodes of CSI, I got inspired to write this installment with the intention making some really cool corpses. I got my good friend, Airka Cohen to do all the makeup, it was our first real film project together and it was a lot of fun.

Download and watch "DÆMON: WAKING DARKNESS" (9:16 - 22mb)

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THE 1 SECOND FILM
> Artumentary images/dot2.gif "Producer" images/dot2.gif 90min images/dot2.gif DV, Hi-Def, 70mm Color images/dot2.gif Aug '07 <
Featuring: Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Spike Jonze, Kevin Bacon, Christina Ricci ...


If you don't know about this, you will very soon. This is probably the greatest art project I've ever known, a tremendous thing for the film and artist community. I've given a little, but plan to give a lot more once I can afford it. I believe in this project whole-heartedly. I've known about it for nearly two years, but now that it is gaining serious momentum, I foresee great things for this and what it could mean. Stay tuned...

From the "1SecondFilm" website:
"Our goal is to create a series of innovative non-profit art-projects that unite the world via collaborative art-making, while also addressing various social issues. Starting with the shortest film ever made (The 1 Second Film), our 5 Phase Plan is designed to gradually scale up, culminating with the creation of the largest collaborative work of art ever attempted (The 11,111 Second Film). The overarching goal is to inspire millions of people to work together while providing a unique platform for addressing critical social issues."

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ZHURA PROMO: OUR MOVIE
> Advertisement images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Oct '07 <
Featuring: Omar Robinson, Olivia Rizzo


A promo for Zhura.com a collaborative screenwriting website, produced for a contest during the website's beta-testing period. A writer starts narrating her movie, but soon other "writers" get swept up in a stream-of-consciousness brain tornado! Featuring Olivia Rizzo and Omar Robinson, with additional voices by John Tanzer and myself.

Won "Best Zhura Informerical Video" as part of the Beta Phase One contests on Zhura.com
Watch "Zhura Promo: Our Movie" on YouTube (3:10)

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ZHURA PROMO: WRITERS' DILEMMA
> Advertisement images/dot2.gif Writer, Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 1min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Nov '07 <
Featuring: Karl Steudel, Nicole Mayne


A television commercial for Zhura.com a collaborative screenwriting website. Two writers are having trouble writing their respective screenplays by themselves. Zhura comes to the rescue! Music composed by Tiven Weinstock. This promo aired during primetime hours on Comcast Cable in the Greater Boston region from December 9th through the 15th, 2007 on channels such as Comedy Central, MTV, Spike TV, FX and others.

Watch "Zhura Promo: Writers' Dilemma" on YouTube (1:00)

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2008
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

This was a year of investment. I started working for Zhura.com and saved enough money to make some much needed purchases (camera, computer, software) not the least of which was my Netflix subscription, a necessity for any serious filmmaker. Through Zhura I got to work closely with members of the Improv Asylum, which was tremendous fun. This was also the year of the music video. Working on the Gabe Dixon and Nine Inch Nails projects inspired me to pursue a very ambitious live/media project for local band Aloud and I'm very happy with how it all came out.


images/pix/ia5.gif "You Wrote It Live!"
> Live Comedy http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif DP, Editor http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif 120min http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif DV Color http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif Apr - Jul '08 <
Featuring: Norm Laviolette, Chet Harding, Jeremy Brothers


Zhura teamed up with Boston's own Improv Asylum to produce these live sketch comedy performances written entirely by the public on Zhura.com. As the "film guy" at Zhura, I was tasked to direct the live taping and post-production for both shows. The April show was such a hit that we put a call out for another round of original sketches from the Zhura community for the June show. Normally I wouldn't include a simple show taping as part of my film and video portfolio, but this was a lot of work and a lot fun! "You Wrote It Live" and "You Wrote It Live 2" as peformed live at Improv Asylum Boston, MA, on April 12th and June 27th, 2008 respectively.

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THE PENETRATOR
> Comedy http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif Co-DP, Editor http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif 3min http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif 24p DV Color http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif May '08 <
Featuring: Chet Harding, Norm Laviolette,
Crew: Rich Frost, Chris Loughran,


"Mark Hardin is The Penetrator, a one-man army dedicated to sniffing out long-lost Cold War threats and snuffing them out.." Chet Harding director of Boston's preeminent comedy club Improv Asylum co-wrote and stars in this send-up of the 80's rogue-gov-agent-action-dramas we all loved. It was very cool to work on a project with the guys at Improv Asylum, they are freaking hilarious. And no, it's not a porno.

Watch (2:48)

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NINE INCH NAILS: Ghosts 22
> Music Video http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif Director, DP, Editor http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif 3min http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif 24p DV Color http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif Jun - Jul '08 <
Featuring: Olivia Rizzo


A music video for track number 22 on Nine Inch Nails instrumental album "Ghosts" featuring Olivia Rizzo as a mysterious girl lost in a strange forest. When Trent Reznor announced this online film festival for NIN's "Ghosts" music, I went through the roof! I had always wanted to make a legitimate music film for Nine Inch Nails, they are my favorite band ever. Added to which, the album is licensed under a BY-SA-NC Creative Commons license, meaning anyone can use the music for their own website and online videos! I'm so there. Featured on the Nine Inch Nails Ghosts Film Festival on YouTube.

Watch on YouTube (2:59)

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GABE DIXON BAND: Till You're Gone
> Music Video http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif 2nd AD, Co-Editor http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif 3min http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif Red 4K HD Color http://www.themfish.com/images/dot2.gif Jul - Aug '08 <
Crew: Tony Fiandaca, Paul Cummings, Michelle Millette, Georgia Young,


A music video for The Gabe Dixon Band's song "Till You're Gone" from their self-titled album. Tony and Paul (of Tony vs. Paul fame) directed this video featuring a thirty-person stop-motion animated human piano! I was in charge of acquiring and organizing all 50+ total extras we had for the day. I also took it upon myself to map out every individual piano arrangement for the entire song and then editing the piano animation in post. I have to say I'm quite proud of the result, and the extras were fantastic; we couldn't have cast a better piano. Photos by Eric Michael Pearson

Watch on Vimeo (2:58)

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ALOUD: I Just Want To Witness . . .
> Music Videos images/dot2.gif Director images/dot2.gif 60min images/dot2.gif 24p DV C/BW images/dot2.gif Sep - Nov '08 <
Featuring: Jen De La Osa, Henry Beguiristian


A multimedia showcase of short films and animation produced to accompany a live music performance from Aloud a Boston-based indie rock band. The band is planning a tour of this show to promote their latest album "Fan the Fury". The set list for the show is the entirety of the album and nearly every song has an accompanying film or animation segment. While I produced most of the segments myself, the show also features work from Mike Pecci, Kristin Osiecki, Timothy Scholl and Erin Bowser. The show first premiered Tuesday, November 18th 2008 at Berklee College's Cafe 939 in Boston, MA.

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AIRESTAR
> Parody TV Ad images/dot2.gif Co-Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 2min images/dot2.gif 24p DV BW images/dot2.gif Dec '08 <
Featuring: Olivia Rizzo, JP Sarro, Omar Robinson


A parody commercial for a flood/fire restoration company that is intended to "sponsor" Steamhander as though it were a TV series from the '50s. Although Steamhander itself is inspired mostly by film serials from the '40s, I thought what the hell, I love this stuff, let's do a commercial. The main reason I wanted to film this first was so that I could experiment with the look and style of what we're intending to achieve with Steamhander. And also so that we could get Olivia Rizzo involved before she moved to New Zealand. I've still got some special effects to film and composite and I'll post it when it's ready.




A HOLIDAY TRIBUTE FROM THE A.R.T.
> Dance Video images/dot2.gif DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif 24p DV Color images/dot2.gif Dec '08 <

When the front-of-house staff at the American Repertory Theatre needed someone to film thier dance routine (a holiday gift for their manager) my friend Myssi offered my services to her fellow co-workers. Choreographed by Cheryl Turski, a dance instructor at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training this dance number is performed to Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas is You". I was really excited when Cheryl said she wanted it all done in one continuous take!

Watch on YouTube (4:09)





2009
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 ... TOP

So far 2009 has been keeping me busy with random projects that keep popping up. But I am determined to get rolling on my radio drama this year, it's been too long coming. I'm also in the process of overhauling the media on my site, stay tuned...



images/pix/ia5.gif "Who Gives A S**t?"
> Game Show images/dot2.gif DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 45min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Jan '09 <
Featuring: Norm Laviolette, Chet Harding, Jeremy Brothers


A comedic trivia gameshow in development by the guys at Improv Asylum Boston's preeminent comedy club. The first shoot we did was at a midnight show at the end of January, kind of a dry run of the concept for the show (which I won't repeat here just yet, not because it's gross but because it's secret!). The plan is to film a bigger, produced pilot at one of the new soundstages under construction in South Boston. More to come...




A.R.T. INSTITUTE DANCE VIDEO
> Dance Video images/dot2.gif DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 12min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Feb - Mar '09 <
Choreographed by: Cheryl Turski


Cheryl Turski, impressed by my work for her co-workers' impromptu holiday dance video requested my services to film her class performing group dance numbers including Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet", Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and a selection from "West Side Story". Hopefully I'll be able show you some of that soon, it came out very well.

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MARGO
> Film Noir images/dot2.gif Prod Design Asst. images/dot2.gif 15min images/dot2.gif 16mm BW images/dot2.gif Feb - Mar '09 <
Featuring: Eddie Frat, Benjamin Boshnack, Mike Farino, Shelly Whittle, Ingrid Gerdes, et al.
Crew: Zach Catania, Christina Lenis, Scott Lebeda, Alecia Jean Orsini


A '50s style film noir about a detective investigating a woman's death who begins to suspect someone close to him may be the murderererer... I asked my production designer friend Alecia Jean Orsini if she needed any help with prod design or set dress for any current projects she was doing and this came up. We ended up filming part of the shoot at the MassArt lighting studio (the same place I AD'd this music video). Produced by Christina Lenis and directed by Zach Catania for a senior thesis film at Massachusetts College of Art.




MRS. JACK OF FENWAY COURT
> Drama images/dot2.gif Co-Director, DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 15min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif Apr - May '09 <
Featuring: Laura Duggan, David Carr, Dave Cohen


Laura Duggan's one-woman show about the life and times of Isabella Stewart Gardener. Laura asked me to film some scenes to be incorporated into the live performance, including some interactive dialogue. To get a late 19th century look, we filmed scenes at Boston's historic Charles Street Inn! Very cool stuff!

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48 HOUR FILM PROJECT: Thief Jerky
> Comedy images/dot2.gif Sound Design images/dot2.gif 6min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif May '09 <
Featuring: Brian D. Evans, Nairobi Zelman, Penelope Korff, Bill Doherty Jr., Roxanne Morse, James Crosby,
Crew: Matthew Thompson, Jeremy Glass, Penelope Korff, Mike Sills, Fabian Perez, Chris Maggio, Dan Capaldi, Matt Jung, Brian Evans


"While interviewing a new employee, a man recounts a time when he was accosted by a gang of magnet-enthusiasts."

Yay! My first 48 Hour Film Project! I got called in to help with this film at the last minute from a group that needed a sound person. The core group was Guy Manly Movies peeps Matt Thompson, Fabian Perez, Jeremy Glass and Mike Sills. I had never worked with the group before nor had I done the 48 Hour Film Project so it was all very exciting. I loved it, the production could not have gone more smoothly. We even got a few hours of sleep. Fantastic stuff. I hope I can do the contest every year now.
Honored as one of the 48 Hour Film Project's Best of Boston
Watch on YouTube (6:09)




CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL
MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009

> Documentary images/dot2.gif DP, Editor images/dot2.gif 4min images/dot2.gif DV Color images/dot2.gif May - Jun '09 <
Featuring: Fred Small, Jim's Big Ego, et al.


A promotional video short for the first annual Cambridge Friends School Music Festival. This was a lot of fun, we had some great acts like Fred Small and Jim's Big Ego and not to mention CFS music and dance instructors Marytha Paffrath, Nurudafina Pili Abena and Zucan Bandele. I had an awesome time. But don't take my word for it, watch the video!

Watch the Cambridge Friends School Music Festival promo (4:23)

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UNION STREET
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Featuring: Emily Sweeny, Jeff Raymond, Elspeth Ryan


A fake movie teaser produced for the Brattle Theater's annual Trailer Smackdown competition. A 1940s noir film about a news reporter that gets too close to the truth on Union Street... and you know the rest. Directed by Chelsea Spear.




THE DRACHEN RECRUITMENT EXPERIMENT
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Featuring: Dennis Hurley, Alan White
Crew: Dan Seitz ...


"A man must torture and be tortured to endure a twisted socialogical experiment." I caught this production in it's home-stretch and finally got to work with actor Dennis Hurley. Directed by Matthew Martino.

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INVENTORY
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Featuring: Dennis Hurley, Irina Peligrad ...
Crew: Kevin Hammer, Liz McKeon ...


It's like "The Breakfast Club" meets "Clerks" in a mattress store, a group of slackers while counting the discount-furniture store's inventory, discover things about each other and themselves. Aww... Very fun film to work on with a wonderful group of actors. Filming with two cameras constantly rolling was an intersting challenge. And a very comfy set if I do say so myself! Produced and Directed by Justin Feilding.

Watch the "Inventory" teaser on YouTube
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BENDIX STREET PHONE
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Featuring: Elspeth Ryan


A fake advertisement about a woman being attacked by a group of gang members and the phone that saves her. The coolest thing was filming with the Fisher Price PXL 2000 holy crap that is a cool little toy! It records video on to an audio cassette tape and the glitching is beautiful. Directed by Chelsea Spear.




THE CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL PROMOS
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A series of promotional videos for the Cambridge Friends School Annual Fundraiser. I also made a couple "Welcome Back" videos to greet kids back to the school. These kinds of videos are ongoing with the school, so I expect to make more in the future.

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MTN SEE, MTN DEW
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Featuring: CJ Carr, Isaac Richmond


My brother filmed this "project" he and his friends did, about the trials and tribulations involved in filling a bathtub with Mountain Dew. Ugh. But it's pretty funny. He asked me to edit the footage so I'll probably get around to it after the new year and when I'm in a silly mood : )




47 WAYS TO DIE
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Featuring: Aimee Rose Ranger, Cheryl Turski ...


The concept for this "dance" performance is a series of vignettes about death. Four characters are enjoying their decadent lives until they meet their inevitable, gruesome deaths. There is also a lonely character seeking to fill his heart with music who quite nearly gets sucked into the world of death. It was much tamer than it sounds. Cheryl Turski choreographed and emcee'd this delightful circus-goth dance show and it was really fun to shoot. Theatrical performance was held at Club Oberon on October 8th, 2009

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THE JONES PROJECT
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Crew: Michelle Chaison


In lieu of a traditional bachelor party, a scavenger hunt was orchestrated for Niq Brynolfson and his best buds. I was hired to film all the zaniness of this day, which had the group bouncing all over Charlestown and the North End, into a storage facility and finally an impromptu performance of Ionesco. During the day, we were actually diverted from the path when we ran into the filming of Knight and Day but we didn't mind : )

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FIRE ROAD
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Featuring: Avi Love
Crew: Kevin Barry, Olivia Kimmel ...


A man ventures into the woods bent on ending his own life when he is interrupted by an unsuspecting young trail guide. A delightful little film that we shot in the Winchendon woods around Leominster, MA. It was really fun working with Emerson kids again, it had been a while : ) and I missed the thrill of a good student film shoot, so once again I offered my services as Script Supervisor and it was a great time. Produced as a Master's thesis film at Emerson College. Directed by Jim Lopezzo.

Watch "Fire Road" on Vimeo




WALDEN PWN'D
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Featuring: CJ Carr, John Carr


An outing into the beautiful and historically inspiring Walden Pond in Concord, MA on October 25, 2009. I'm still working on what I want this to be, we may go filming again and show a progression in our lives, many possibilities.




images/pix/ia5.gif "No Rest for the Wicked Funny"
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Featuring: Norm Laviolette, Chet Harding, Jeremy Brothers
Crew: Chris Loughran


The annual event of 24 hours of improv comedy to support Globe Santa held in December at Improv Asylum in Boston, MA. I filmed about 4 or 5 hours of the full 24 hours of this show which Improv Asylum has performed every year since 2003, I believe.

Watch the teaser for "No Rest for the Wicked Funny"







2010
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This has been an odd year, but mostly positive. It started very strong with an amazing opportunity to film the American Repertory Theater's DONKEY SHOW as a multicam production and have full creative license. Fantastic. It took a while to edit, mostly because of other projects that were taking priority, but it was worth it. Dennis Hurley and I started ONCE AGAIN, his dramatic short which we pick up again in the Spring. Did some more multimedia theater with Arika and Laura Duggan, but my main project focus since June has been developing my own show at Oberon... coming March 2011.



A.R.T. presents "The Donkey Show"
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Featuring: Cheryl Turski ...


A dance/musical rendition of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as intreperted through 70's disco music. It's Shakespeare in Studio 54. This show has been a mainstay at the American Repertory Theater (originally running in New York for six years) has playing every weekend at the A.R.T.'s Club Oberon since August of '09 and has been quite successful. I filmed four consecutive performances of the show, the final shows of the original cast and edited it what appears to be a live multi-camera production. This was a fantastic project and I'm so grateful that they asked me to film! Directed by Diane Paulus. Theatrical performances originally took place on December 31, 2009 through January 2nd, 2010 at Club Oberon, Cambridge, MA.

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ONCE AGAIN
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Featuring: Dennis Hurley ...
Crew: Jeremy Traub


A depressed man is haunted by dreams of another time, always seeing the same woman and not knowing who she is. Then one day he meets her in his own time and becomes obsessed and determined to be with her. Often playing the funny man, actor Dennis Hurley wrote this "Twilight Zone" like story as a vehicle for himself to show off his dramatic range, and he is intense in this role, let me tell you. We filmed the first half of the film in January of 2010 and plan to film the second half in APril 2011 after Dennis has undergone a dramatic physical transformation, getting in tremendous shape to play his reformed character and the more confident versions of himself in the past-life flashback sequences. Aw, yeah.




MEDFORD ARTS COUNCIL PROMOS
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Featuring: Mayor Michael McGlynn, Mabray Andrews ...
Crew: Tiven Weinstock (music)


A series of short promotional videos for the annual Mabray "Doc" Kountze Film and Arts Festival. The first was an animated short homage to the classic "dancing food" segues that would appear on screen before the movies in the 50's and 60's, telling the patrons to head to the lobby to get a snack! I put my own spin on the sentiment so it's a loving parody and more tongue-in-cheek. We played this just before an intermission at the festival, hope you enjoy! Featuring music by Tiven Weinstock.

The second was an introduction by Michael J. McGlynn the Mayor of Medford. We filmed at city hall in front of the portrait of former mayor of Medford Samuel Crocker Lawrence painted by Adele Travisano who also painted the well-known portrait of Doc Kountze. This video showed at the beginning of the film program portion of the festival.

The third was an interview with Mabray Andrews great nephew and namesake of Mabray Doc Kountze. We filmed in front of the original home of Doc Kountze in West Medford one of the oldest Afro-American communities in the country. This short video was meant to give the audience a brief insight into the life of Doc Kountze and why the arts were important to him. This was shown at the start of the second film program during the festival.

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THE PRINCESS BRIDE
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Projected background imagery and a surprise video segment enhance this young theatrical rendition of the 1987 film The Princess Bride starring Cary Elwes. My good friend Arika adapted and directed this play in her role as drama teacher at the all-girls Winsor School with the fifth graders. A more delightful and mature group of young women I have not seen. The performance for the entire school was just amazing. And the one video segment we filmed, of the bandits climbing the rope up the "Cliffs of Insanity" was a surprise treat for everyone. Gotta love green screen : ) Theatrical performance on March 10th - 11th, 2010 at the Winsor School in Boston, MA.




INTO THE WOODS
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Interactive video segments produced for a multimedia rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods musical mosaic of fairy tale characters' stories colliding in the woods. As per tradition, the girls from the Winsor School and the boys from Roxbury Latin join forces for the high school spring musical. Arika in her role as drama teacher at Winsor, helmed the production as director and instructors at Roxbury Latin conducted the score. We produced two videos for the show, the first was a segment we filmed a few weeks before where the Big Bad Wolf eats Little Red Riding Hood and has to be rescued... rather gruesomely. Did some neat blood particle effects that got a real gasp from the audience : )

In the second act of the show, a Lady Giant is supposed to approach the characters and declare vengance. For this, we had an actress backstage on camera acting as the giant. I set up the camera at her feet and the image was rear-projected to a screen backdrop (which was surrounded by "trees") so it appeared as though the giant feet were approaching from the distance. I decided to do this live so that the actress could interact with the actors on stage in real-time and it worked like a charm. Roxbyry Latin has an incredibly versatile performance space and it was a reazl pleasure to work on this show. Production photograph (center) taken by Michael Pojman of Roxbury Latin. Theatrical performance on April 30th - May 1st, 2010 at the Roxbury Latin High School in Roxbury, MA.

See more images from the production

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CONVERSE SPORT AD
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Featuring: Bill Doherty Jr., James Crosby
Crew: Matthew Thompson, Fabian Perez ...


An ad for Converse sneakers filmed as a speculative ad campaign pitch to Converse. We filmed in the financial district of Boston, but on a Saturday so it was nice and quiet. I op'd the sound with my Zoom H2 recorder and miked actor Bill Doherty with a wireless lav. I really need to invest in a proper feild mixer as I had trouble riding the levels with the Zoom. But the video is a lot of fun, and I was very impressed at how many people came out to be background players! Directed by Matt Thompson.

Watch on YouTube (2:03)




A.R.T. DANCE VIDEO "Bad Romance"
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Featuring: Cheryl Turski


In preperation for the A.R.T.'s Silent LED Rave at the Harvard Lab, Cheryl Turski dance instructor at the A.R.T.'s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training choreographed this interpretation of Lady GaGa's "Bad Romance" which the ravers who planned to attend could study for a group dance number.

Watch on YouTube (13:00)




CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL SIGNIFICANT ELDERS DAY 2010
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A promotional video short for the annual Cambridge Friends School Significant Elders Day. This special school day celebrates the people most important to the children at the school. Students can invite grandparents, parents, siblings or anyone whom they consider significant in their lives. This is quite a magical event, I'm glad I got to film the kids interacting with the families in the school setting, some wonderful moments.

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CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL
MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010

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Featuring: Jim's Big Ego, Dana Colley, Alastair Moock ...


A promotional video short for the second annual Cambridge Friends School Music Festival. This year was a little more low-key than the year before, but it was still a very enjoyable and relaxing time. Jim's Big Ego returned from last year much to the delight of the crowd. It was very jazz-heavy, which I personally liked, but still the African drums from last year were definitely missed. The jazz band from the school also played, but the best addition by far was the Harry Fix Trio playing in the dining area, just lovely.




SCRIPPED TUTORIALS
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A series of instructional videos for Scipped.com a screenwriting website, application and social network for writers. This first series of instructions include how to "Create a New Script", "Import and Export" and "Collaboration" with the Scripped online screenwriting software. The company bought me Camtasia which is a fantastic program for screen capturing, allows me to get very clean detailed close-ups on the screen interactivity. Music by Ketman!!

Watch "Create a New Script" on YouTube (1:44)
Watch "Import and Export" on YouTube (2:25)
Watch "Collaboration" on YouTube (4:01)





BEATRIX POTTER AND PETER RABBIT
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Featuring: Laura Duggan ...


A one-woman show about the life and times of Beatrix Potter, written and performed by Laura Duggan. This is the third in the trilogy of Laura's one-woman shows, the "Remarkable Women Reenacted" series. I think we filmed more video segments for this play than the other two, actually. And I got to film in the woods again this summer! I try to film something in some woods every summer and thought I would miss out this year, but it happened! Also got to film my dad again, always a treat. First theatrical performance on September 25th, 2010

Visit the Remarkable Women Reenacted website




YouTube: "Life in a Day"
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A global collaborative experimental documentary about a single day on Earth on July 24th, 2010. I heard about this only days before it was to happen, and I just had to be a part of it, filming everything on my Casio Exilim digital camera with excellent video recording. My friends and I already had a day of fun planned, so I knew we would get some good footage - BBQ, games, ice cream excursion, and bunny! Fingers crossed that some of my footage makes it into the film : ) Produced by Ridley Scott. Directed by Kevin MacDonald. Theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival January 2011

Visit the "Life in a Day" channel on YouTube




A.R.T. presents "Death and the Powers:
The Robots' Opera"

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Composed by Tod Machover, Directed by Diane Paulus


American Repertory Theater's flagship 2011 show Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera is a hi-tech, multimedia powerhouse of a show that sets to redefine opera as we know it. The A.R.T. is producing the show in collaboration with the MIT Meida Lab and Robert Pinsky. I was part of the first full dress and tech run of the show as a performer in the "Misery Ensemble", a mob of destitute humans struggling to survive in a decaying world. How can I describe this show? I can't really, you'll just have to see it for yourself : )






SCRIPPED COMMERCIAL
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A 30-second spot for Scipped.com a screenwriting website, application and social network for writers. The ad will be exhibited at AMC Theatres during their "First Look" ad programming in the near future. I had virtually no budget to do an ad so I had to whip up By the way, don't text that number on screen, it's not real, it's just a place holder. Music by Ketman!!

Watch on YouTube (:30)





2011
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Zzzz ...



BILLIONS OF BUCKS:
A CYBERPUNK REVUE

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Featuring: Brian Agosta ...
Crew: ...


CYBERPUNK REVUE heralds the opening of Oberon 2.0 in an alternate reality where a tech giant (think Apple meets Skynet) has retrofitted the venue with a system of performance capture via holographic A.I. (like Photoshop for live theater) promising a brave new world of "theater of the undying". As usual, all inherent paradoxes in this uber-tech have been accounted for with definitely no chance of anything going wrong.

A multi-act multimedia show inspired by the American Repertory Theater's Death and the Powers This show will be also filmed as a multi-camera video production. Theatrical performance will take place on March 20th, 2011 at Club Oberon in Cambridge, MA.




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Thank you for your interest in my work!

I've been quite busy from 2011 to present, but have plans for a whole new portfolio site coming later this year (2013)

Stay tuned!
~ jc