72 Hours a Brooklyn Love Story? is a feature film about love and coming-of-age that I wrote and directed. The project was developed with Reel Works, an organization that mentors youth filmmakers in Brooklyn, and was inspired by a short documentary film by one of the students there. Shooting took place in neighborhoods as far […]
How to Steal is the feature I’ve been working on for the past couple years. It’s taken many forms including the above teaser but the core of the story of this: two guys who are best friends find themselves at odds when they must decide whether to break their one rule as criminals: never rob […]
I sat down with Khoi Vinh, former Design Director of NYTimes.com, to discuss the subject that has made his work most noteworthy: the grid. And in his case the “g” almost deserves to be capitalized. The result is an illuminating conversation about Khoi’s plans for the future, first interest in the field of design, and […]
Teaser for Hi-8 by Thaddeus Clark. Full video to follow soon. There is the famous Godard adage about needing only a gun and a girl to make a film. But what about a Zipcar and a couple? There’s always sneaking into abandoned warehouses and the beach too.
A coming of age comedy about Del, a student on the eve of his graduation from Princeton University. At a crossroads in his life, he must decide between a career and his college love, Laura. A lighthearted take on the hook-up culture of campus life and the decisions that follow having beer bottles taped to […]
An interview with friend and cinematographer Bradford Young, who was recently invited to join the ASC, and has received nearly every other honor a cinematographer can receive in his short career. Brad was one of the first people I met when I arrived for grad school at Howard University in late 1999, and we shot […]
Three NYC tattoo artists talk about process, inspiration, and adventures with the needle. A visit inside a popular Harlem parlor, The Black Ink Gallery, and an underground space in Queens
There are heels, a big old off-camera fan, and soft wafty lights. This is a promo I shot for HBO’s True Blood via their ad agency Campfire. The phone number was active for a year or so, taking the sultry vibe to another level.
After an earlier doc piece, lead singer DJ McNanny and I collaborated on what became a pet project — shooting footage from time to time vaguely in service of a music video. In between, we ended up with a branded song, or an ad for a music video, or a two-minute thingy (technical term) that […]
This piece was shot over the course of a day on the streets of Brooklyn and Queens. It felt like no block went unexplored. On the day we shot the JMZ train was unexpectedly out of service. Not even our crack production team could get the MTA to roll a train over the bridge. So […]