DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/CO-DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER/WRITER/INTERVIEWER
Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers is a feature length documentary film currently on 2013 - 2014 festival tour after being selected in over 33 film festivals, 4 continents and winning a Special Jury Prize in Rio de Janeiro. I directed, wrote and produced this film with Beth Nelsen and was the director of photography.
Camp Beaverton is the only all women, trans-inclusive queer sex positive camp at Burning Man, the largest experimental art festival in the world. They teach sex educational workshops, host popular social events and create a sacred safe space for women to explore their sexual desires. Our film is a portrait of a new generation of queer women, educated, outspoken and self defined. These Beavers are modern pioneers of the new sex positive queer culture today. www.meetthebeavers.com for more info.
2012 - 2014 Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers, a documentary film by Ana Grillo and Beth Nelsen currently on world festival tour. Film has been selected to over 30 film festivals in 4 continents and won the Special Jury Prize in Rio de Janeiro. Co-director/writer/producer, Director of photography, sound recordist, interviewer, web designer, graphic designer, still photographer. www.meetthebeavers.com
2013 -2014 Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg, 25 years of queer, documentary film in production by Aye Aye Film. Cinematographer, Co-director, Still photographer, Audio recordist. www.ayeaye-film.de
2012 - present WHAT IS LOVE? San Francisco, a documentary film in progress. Director/writer/producer, DP/Cinematographer, Interviewer, Sound recordist, Editor. What is Love? is set to travel to different cities and villages around the world. Stockholm, Berlin, Hamburg, Chiang Mai scheduled for 2014. * see films
2013 - present BAMBI LAKE, THE AGE OF THE GOLDEN HUSTLER, a short documentary film by Silas Howard. Cinematographer, Audio, Still photographer.
2014 - SAYAW, documentary film by Cecilio Asuncion. Behind the scenes documentary, Video, Photography.
2012 - WHAT'S THE T?, award-winning documentary film by Cecilio Asuncion. Videographer, Audio.
2011 - RUNNING WITH JIM, award winning documentary film by Robin Hauser Reynolds, Dan Noyes and David L. Brown. Cinematographer, Photographer, Production assistant.
What is Love? is an ongoing documentary film project about the meaning of Love. In these times, when love is both legalized and criminalized, to question how we define Love and how we are defined by love is inescapable. As I travel on assignment and for projects, I'll interview people around the world and ask simple, yet profound questions about Love.
The documentary began in San Francisco and this teaser highlights The Mission district of San Francisco, my home. As of 2014, I've conducted over 50 interviews in San Francisco, Hamburg and Berlin, the beginning of a diverse colorful cast of characters representing the unique character of each city. Feel free to contact me for further information or if you'd like to bring What is Love? to your city. firstname.lastname@example.org
ROLES: DP/CINEMATOGRAPHER/ INTERVIEWER
This scene was shot for our film. I hope it will inspire some of you to look at the nordstarter fundraiser campaign which is raising money for post production and finishing funds. Its a sneak preview, here's the video...
Our film commemorates the 25 year anniversary of and is set to open this year's Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg International Queer film festival this year on Oct 14, 2014. Hope to see you there!