Directing Branded Content


Luna Sundara's How to Use Palo Santo

Luna Sundara is Amazon's number one pick for purchasing Palo Santo. Luna Sundara ethically harvests the Palo Santo with a local community in Peru and Ecuador. 

I directed, shot, and edited this "How to" video. The video is featured on the Luna Sundara's Amazon, Instagram, and Facebook pages. 

Young Invicibles Short Film

I directed, shot, and edited this short film about four students trying to go to university, while fighting to have their basic needs met to survive. 

What the Fest?! 2019 Recap

I directed, shot, and edited this promo video for the 2nd year of What the Fest?!. 

This year at the film festival movies such as FREAKS, GREENER GRASS, and HAIL SATAN? had their NYC premieres at IFC Center. 

Luna Sundara's Farmers in Peru

Luna Sundara is Amazon's number one pick for purchasing Palo Santo. Luna Sundara ethically harvests the Palo Santo with a local community in Peru and Ecuador. 

In this short film, we went to visit the local community of farmers in Peru. I directed, shot, and edited this Spanish short film about the Peruvian farmers who harvest the Palo Santo. 

What the Fest?! 2018 Recap

I directed, shot, and edited this promo video for the 1st year of What the Fest?!. 

This year at the film festival, there were premieres for films such as BOILED ANGELS, BLUE MY MIND, THE RANGER, LOWLIFE, and GHOST STORIES at the IFC Center in New York City.


Niranjana Public Trust

I directed, shot, and edited this short promo for a boarding school for young boys where I lived in Bihar, India in 2010. 


Directing Short Documentaries


THE CALL FROM THE SEA

The Bajau are a sea nomadic group who have lived on the ocean for centuries. This short documentary addresses the future of our oceans and what we are leaving behind. It is a personal and poetic story about life as a Bajau and how our actions affect their world in Indonesia, thousands of miles away from the US. The short documentary has played in over 50 film festivals worldwide and in 15 countries and won best short documentary three times. 

I directed, edited, shot, and produced this short film. 

It is streaming on the BINGE NETWORK,  Amazon, and REELHOUSE

CUBAN WAVE RIDERS

This short documentary film follows four Cuban Surfers and their search for unridden waves across Cuba. 

I co-directed, co-produced, and co-edited this short film.

It can be found streaming on The Surf NetworkVimeo on DemandGarage Movies, and Amazon Prime  in the United States, and Japan.


WHERE THERE ARE WAVES

A female surf photographer, Alexandra, from the landlocked country of Slovakia, follows her heart, her passion, and the swell, as she pursues surf photography in New York City.

I co-directed, shot, and edited this short film. It played in Milan in 2020. 

EBERHARD

This short documentary follows around the famed Northwestern Chemistry professor, Eberhard, as he prepares for his annual chemistry show. It is about childlike wonder, the love of learning, and the passion of teaching, no matter what age.


Directing Narrative Shorts


Dog Park Bark

Synopsis: A girl brings her dog to the neighborhood dog park, expecting a quiet moment away from the world in New York City. What she finds, gives her chills.

This short narrative film was directed and written by me. It has played at the Barrie Film Festival in Barrie, Canada , the Boxed Wine Film Festival in Queens, New York, and the Canine Film Festival in Miami, Florida. 

Crackers. 

Synopsis: A man takes a girl on a date, yet the date takes a surprising turn. This is an adaptation of a Mason Willaims' poem. This film includes suspense, humor, and vegetables.

This short film was my senior year thesis film and was shot on film. The silent short has played in countries all over the world, including Trés Court International Film Festival in Paris, France in 2016 in the section "Trash & Glam."



Directing Micro Docs


Ocean Fever Micro Doc that won 2nd place in the Ocean Storytelling contest - June 2021

Paddle Out in honor of George Floyd in Rockaway, NY - June 2020

Using Format