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Tag: Film

Music of the Spheres

My new project – Music of the Spheres – has launched. ┬áCheck it out at spheresseries.com. Music of the Spheres is the first series to completely tell its story using 360 degree technology; blazing a new trail for motion picture storytelling. The storyline of Music […]

More Festivals

Maikaru and A Dose for Dominic are going strong at different film festivals coming up. Here are a couple of ways you can check them out.

Maikaru’s Big SIFF Win!

Maikaru took home the award for Best Documentary Short at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF is one of only 34 film festivals in the world where, if you win a juried prize for short films, your work is considered to be Oscar eligible.

Maikaru, Writer & Director Amanda Harryman, Co-Producer Luke Ware, and I had a blast at the Golden Space Needle Awards Brunch on Sunday 6/8. There we picked up our very stylish award and had a lot of fun taking a selfie with it in front of the repeatable.

After the awards we had a production meeting on top of the needle overlooking our city. Notice how I am trying to play it cool since I am a local and not looking at the gorgeous view of my city.

Maikaru is Oscar Eligible!

On Monday May 26th Maikaru won the award for Best Documentary Short at the Oscar-qualifying Seattle International Film Festival.

My Student Wins!

Congratulations to my student Kateah Nims! Today she became the first Arts and Academics Academy student to win an award at the Northwest High School Film Festival!

Maikaru at SIFF

Maikaru, my latest producing and editing effort, will be making its US premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 23rd. I will be attending the screening as well as several crew members and Maikaru himself.

Maikaru made its international debut at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival on the 1st of May. There the film won the award for Best Director and was the runner up for Best Film as a part of the 2014 International Documentary Challenge competition.

Dominic At Naked City Bewery

Want to see “A Dose for Dominic,” ask me questions about it, and drink beer at the same time? Then head to Naked City Brewery in Seattle on Sunday at 7pm. http://kcts9.org/LS2013

Dominic at OU

A Dose for Dominic will be playing at the Athens International Film and Video Festival hosted by my alumna institution, Ohio University.

Maikaru to Premiere at Hot Docs

My recently completed short documentary Maikaru will premiere at the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, Canada on May 1st. I co-produced and co-edited this one. I am super excited to have my work screened at the biggest documentary film festival in North America. This is the 5th film I’ve produced or directed to be accepted into Hot Docs in the past 7 years!

The film is about Maikaru, a young man trying to figure out a brighter future for himself after a violent childhood complicated by human trafficking.

Maikaru will play on May 1st at the May 1 at 8pm at the Tiff Bell Lightbox Cinema 4 with other short documentaries. My Canadian friends should check it out!

JLAG on Alaska Public Media

Check out a 40 minute version of Jump like a Girl on Alaska Public Media at 7pm on March 6th.