My commitment 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 impact through video content, films, documentaries and episodic shows that help us realize a climate-stabilized world. I'm an optimist that firmly believes that a sustainable future is in within our reach.
Over the past 15 years, I have worked on teams ranging from 2-300 people across 5 continents. I'm a collaborative creative who has worked mostly behind a lens and a camera as a cinematographer and Documentary Director of Photography on award winning films. More recently, I've grown into an Executive Video Producer, 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.
In addition to Ecodeo, I continue to freelance on select documentaries or impact-oriented long-form projects as a Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Camera Operator, or/and consult as a Creative Director 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 risked alot and if the storytelling can make a difference, it's worth it. I'm lucky and passionate about what I do. I currently split my time between NY and CA, yet also work on projects globally. I'm an outdoor enthusiast, hiker, sailor (small craft only) and wanna-be serious cyclist. I cherish being off the grid in any protected ecosystem with no cell reception and cherish spending time with family, friends and colleagues.