Scout Tafoya, the film essayist, approached after our screening at the BlackStar Film Festival to congratulate me on making a “fucking awesome film.”
Flying out to LA I knew one thing was certain, I would return a changed person – baptized by the fact that I could now, officially, call myself a feature filmmaker. The festival itself was 9 days, but I stayed in LA for just over two weeks, saw at least 14 movies, and talked myself […]
Though you always imagine music being written and placed into your film, one of the things I hadn’t pictured at the start of this process was standing in a room while the cellist and composer record the music. Pictured, Alexandre “Diesel” Varela and Kristine Kruta, who wrote and performed our original score in a whirlwind […]
Iâ€™ve been waiting to say something like this for years. My first feature film, â€œ72 Hours: a Brooklyn Love Story?â€ will make its World Premiere in competition at the LA Film Festival. It is a tremendous honor and I couldnâ€™t be more proud. See the trailer here, or sign up for updates on the project […]
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 […]
Here is an essay I wrote on the intersection of race and commerce in the recent film Furious 7: Tears in Dom’s World.
I’ve been searching for an original way to say this, but the basic concept is this: I’m making a movie! ed note: Thanks to all our many backers for a successful campaign! The film is called 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? In it, over the course of one weekend, we see love, love […]
I recently worked on a short documentary about Rebuild By Design, an architecture competition created by a Presidential task force in response to Hurricane Sandy. Visually, we were tasked with making a film about hurricane season during the winter months. Though some warm weather shots did make it into the cut, it was a small […]
I’ve challenged myself to create a new poster or design for How to Steal every month. I’ve already put a couple over on the tumblr blog but this one is hot off the presses.