Portfolio

In the 20+ years I’ve worked in the creative industries I’ve created hundreds of videos and films for a variety of purposes.  Here are a selection of some of my favorites.

Documentary

A Dose for Dominic (2013)
Writer & Director

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A Dose for Dominic is about 5-year-old Dominic Leppell whose parents use medical cannabis to treat his severe case of autism.

Awards & Honors:

  • Selected – Reel Northwest season 4 on KCTS.
  • Finalist – Best Short Doc., Seattle True Independent Film Festival, May 2014
  • Winner – Audience Award, Local Sightings, October 2013
  • Winner – Best Use of Theme, International Documentary Challenge, May 2013

I Saw U (2010)
Producer

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A whimsical documentary examining the good, bad, and ugly of relationships formed as a result of personal ads placed in The Stranger’s “I Saw U” section.

Awards & Honors:

  • Selected – Reel Northwest season 1 on KCTS.
  • Award Winning Films that Make You Laugh – Official Best of Fest Selection 2010
  • Audience Award – Birmingham Shout! Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2010
  • Opening Night Selection – Shorts Weekend, SIFF 2010
  • Finalist – International Documentary Challenge 2010
  • Winner – Best Soundtrack, International Documentary Challenge 2010
  • Winner – Best of First Person Genre, International Documentary Challenge 2010

Hazzard (2012)
Writer & Director

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Short experimental documentary film examining the work of Dr. Linda Hazzard, a Washington fasting specialist who watched as 40 of her patients withered into death’s embrace in the early 1900s following her “cure.”
Awards & Honors:

  • Finalist – Best Documentary Short, Tacoma Film Festival, Tacoma, Washington, October 2012

Maikaru (2014)
Producer & Editor

Short documentary about Maikaru, a man looking towards a bright future after having survived a childhood filled with violence in the clutches of a human trafficking circle.

Awards & Honors:

  • Currently available On-Demand on Alaska Airlines.
  • Winner – Audience Choice Award, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, October 2014
  • Winner – Best Documentary Short, Seattle International Film Festival, May 2014
  • Winner – Best Director, International Documentary Challenge, May 2014
Narrative
Music of the Spheres (2016)
Writer, Director, & Editor

Music of the Spheres is an innovative live action virtual reality series shot exclusively using a 360 degree camera; allowing viewers the ability to become active participants in the story. It is the first series to completely tell its story using 360 degree technology; blazing a new trail for motion picture storytelling.

The story follows Angela who is on a quest to save her long lost sister. To accomplish her goal she needs to locate the pieces of a time-altering mystical weapon known as the Music of the Spheres in a world dictated by the teachings of the ancient philosopher Pythagoras. Time is running out too. Angela’s journey has begun to open the gates between the worlds and if she’s not quick an invasion of ancient mythic beings could destroy the balance in the multiverse forever.

Honors:

  • Invited to be a part of inaugural SIFF X multimedia festival, May 2016
Commercial & Educational

From Story to 3D Animation (2015)
Videographer & Editor

In this video, Brent McKee, Visual Animator for the Monash Country Line Archives Project at Monash University, discusses his role as visual animator and how he got involved in the project. McKee provides a brief overview of the process he follows for translating oral histories into 3-dimensional animation. This video supplements the full session, “Language Preservation and 3D Animations” given at the 2015 ATALM annual conference, held in Washington, DC on September 9-12, 2015.

Completed for the Sustainable Heritage Network

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Online MA in Strat Comm Promo (2016)
Director & Editor

Murrow College

This promotional video provides information about the online MA in Strategic Communication offered through the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and the Global Campus at Washington State University.

Created for the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication & Washington State University Global Campus.