Selected Films

About My Films

Filmmaking has always scared me because of how much planning is required. It's not like street photography where you can succeed by seamlessly immersing yourself or becoming a fly on the wall. I was forever aware that filmmaking required elements like scripts, scenes, thoughtful camera work, lighting, and audio. But I underestimated how hard it would be to wrestle those elements into something as seemingly attainable as a 2 minute short film.

 

That's why most of what you see above are montage products, relatively simple culminations edited to flow and paired with music. I'm not saying they were easy - I learned gobs about directing, shooting, and editing - but all were more or less unplanned, which made them incredibly fun. Still, I want to dive deeper.

In the future, I hope to explore both narrative and documentary filmmaking, with a goal of blurring those boundaries to tell stories that feel riveting, rigorous, and exceptionally raw.

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