I am committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Filming Airforce One on the US Obama 2012 Campaign
Being a filmmaker has been an amazing life journey. My work is focused lately on producing positive social impact through video content, films, documentaries and episodic shows that help us realize a climate-stabilized and just world. I'm an optimist and hopeaholic that firmly believes that a sustainable future is absolutely within our reach.
Over the past 15 years, I have worked on media teams ranging from 2-300 people across 4 continents. I'm a collaborative creative who has worked most of the years behind a camera lens as a Cinematographer and Documentary Director of Photography. More recently, I've grown into a short form Executive and Creative Video Producer, Video Director, and Communications Director for all types of packages of content.
A few years back, I founded a digital media firm: called Ecodeo (www.ecodeo.co) that produces ecoAds, advocacy, eco-storytelling, mini-documentaries, ecomentary series, animations, video marketing, I-Docs , and various packages of video communications designed to work in tandem with larger digital strategies in order to amplify sustainable solutions, products and brands. The company is a proud certified B Corporation, and our mission maintains equal responsibility to community and to the planet.
In addition to being the CEO of Ecodeo, I continue to freelance on select documentary projects or impact-oriented long-form projects as a Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Camera Operator, or/and consult as a Creative or Communications Director on select campaigns. In my career, I've worked for a United Nations reporting team at the Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services (IISDRS) documenting and reporting on International UN Sustainable Development meetings across the world, which continues to inform my current work. One of the most memorable moments for me was working behind the camera at the 2015 Paris Climate talks when the Paris Agreement was solidified. Before that, I worked on the National Digital Team for President Obama’s re-election campaign as a Director of Photography. It was one of the great honors of my life to film President Obama, VP Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, officials, veterans and celebrities while traveling extensively (i.e, 15 months straight) across the US making mini-documentaries on the campaign trail. The Campaign's digital platform and 300+ team, won a Webby Award & earned over 300+ million views and was groundbreaking in terms of political digital strategy, which influenced my skill-set and knowledge a great deal. I've lived in LA, NY, SF and have worked on teams behind the camera for syndicated networks, award winning production companies, clients & advertising agencies. I've been in just about every field situation you can imagine. Over the years, I've been a key player on projects that have earned International film festival awards and nominated for Emmy's and screened at film festivals such as Sundance, AFI, HotDocs and sold to networks such as Netflix, PBS, Sundance Channel, Amazon, ITunes, GooglePlay and Vudu.
I have and will take crazy risks for impactful storytelling. If the storytelling can make a positive difference out there, it's worth almost whatever it takes. I'm grateful, passionate and truly love what I do. I currently split my time on projects mostly out of NY and CA, yet also have worked globally. I'm an outdoor enthusiast, dog lover, enjoy wildlife photography, hiking and sailing on open waters. I cherish being off the grid in any protected ecosystem with no cell reception and love spending down time with family, friends, colleagues and social impact folks!