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It’s been a super busy year so far. Since last year I’ve been working with Benjamin Moylen on a short film that addresses schizophrenia. It’s not finally complete, in its 13 minutes of length. Here is a very small excerpt from a the film. Ben is a character portrait of a person living with schizophrenia. The film addresses behaviors and challenges associated with the condition and illustrates how it is channelled into an artistic process.


I was lucky to have lots of advice and assistance on the film namely from the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, my comrades from Hunter’s IMA MFA Program and the brilliant Laura Poitras.

You might enjoy the teaser ::: http://vimeo.com/45010218

On a filmic note :::
Yes, I’m late with this one…but…Michael Haneke's Cache is a must see, (he also just won Palme d’Or at Cannes for his new film Amour)
Brilliantly constructed, it investigates social infrastructures as a direct result of of French colonial practices and
how these translate into the modernity as social tensions, immigration intolerance, phobia of the outsider and pseudo liberalism…
all this through a window of a guilty conscious of the protagonist.

Here’s an interesting interview with the director.
An insightful quote from it :::
In all of my films, I try to fuel mistrust in our faith in reality. We know nothing about the world, except the things we have experienced directly. And we can examine these things. But everything else we experience through the media. And this functions like Chinese whispers, a piece of information is related from one person to the next. You only have to look at what Bush does with that. I see it as my aesthetic duty to reflect this. It’s no coincidence that post-War literature signalled the end of classical narrative literature. It came from the experience of fascism, and the same applies to film.

Enjoy.

May 14
It’s been a super busy year so far. Since last year I’ve been working with Benjamin Moylen on a short film that addresses schizophrenia. It’s not finally complete, in its 13 minutes of length. Here is a very small excerpt from a the film. Ben is a character portrait of a person living with schizophrenia. The film addresses behaviors and challenges associated with the condition and illustrates how it is channelled into an artistic process.
I was lucky to have lots of advice and assistance on the film namely from the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, my comrades from Hunter’s IMA MFA Program and the brilliant Laura Poitras.
You might enjoy the teaser ::: http://vimeo.com/45010218
On a filmic note :::Yes, I’m late with this one…but…Michael Haneke's Cache is a must see, (he also just won Palme d’Or at Cannes for his new film Amour)Brilliantly constructed, it investigates social infrastructures as a direct result of of French colonial practices andhow these translate into the modernity as social tensions, immigration intolerance, phobia of the outsider and pseudo liberalism…all this through a window of a guilty conscious of the protagonist.
Here’s an interesting interview with the director.An insightful quote from it :::”In all of my films, I try to fuel mistrust in our faith in reality. We know nothing about the world, except the things we have experienced directly. And we can examine these things. But everything else we experience through the media. And this functions like Chinese whispers, a piece of information is related from one person to the next. You only have to look at what Bush does with that. I see it as my aesthetic duty to reflect this. It’s no coincidence that post-War literature signalled the end of classical narrative literature. It came from the experience of fascism, and the same applies to film.”
Enjoy.

Last Friday, I directed (shot and edited) this PSA with Nene Ali for Gems against teenage prostitution. It was a short shoot up in the Bronx and a lot of fun. It’s still being pitched and so it’s private - for you,

WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/28390654 PASSWORD ::: girls.

Otherwise, I’m working on an exciting project with Sarah Hagey that involves 40 steel drummers, beautiful…and coming soon! I’m off to Amsterdam and will be posting from there as well.

I’ve been watching a lot of beautiful films, i’ll list some of them here, they are worth checking out.
The Scent Of Green Papaya by Anh Hung Tran
My country My Country by Laura Poitras
Wings Of Desire by Wim Wenders

Enjoy!

Aug 29
Last Friday, I directed (shot and edited) this PSA with Nene Ali for Gems against teenage prostitution. It was a short shoot up in the Bronx and a lot of fun. It’s still being pitched and so it’s private - for you,
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/28390654 PASSWORD ::: girls.
Otherwise, I’m working on an exciting project with Sarah Hagey that involves 40 steel drummers, beautiful…and coming soon! I’m off to Amsterdam and will be posting from there as well.
I’ve been watching a lot of beautiful films, i’ll list some of them here, they are worth checking out.The Scent Of Green Papaya by Anh Hung TranMy country My Country by Laura PoitrasWings Of Desire by Wim Wenders
Enjoy!
It’s been a super busy year so far. Since last year I’ve been working with Benjamin Moylen on a short film that addresses schizophrenia. It’s not finally complete, in its 13 minutes of length. Here is a very small excerpt from a the film. Ben is a character portrait of a person living with schizophrenia. The film addresses behaviors and challenges associated with the condition and illustrates how it is channelled into an artistic process.
I was lucky to have lots of advice and assistance on the film namely from the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, my comrades from Hunter’s IMA MFA Program and the brilliant Laura Poitras.
You might enjoy the teaser ::: http://vimeo.com/45010218
On a filmic note :::Yes, I’m late with this one…but…Michael Haneke's Cache is a must see, (he also just won Palme d’Or at Cannes for his new film Amour)Brilliantly constructed, it investigates social infrastructures as a direct result of of French colonial practices andhow these translate into the modernity as social tensions, immigration intolerance, phobia of the outsider and pseudo liberalism…all this through a window of a guilty conscious of the protagonist.
Here’s an interesting interview with the director.An insightful quote from it :::”In all of my films, I try to fuel mistrust in our faith in reality. We know nothing about the world, except the things we have experienced directly. And we can examine these things. But everything else we experience through the media. And this functions like Chinese whispers, a piece of information is related from one person to the next. You only have to look at what Bush does with that. I see it as my aesthetic duty to reflect this. It’s no coincidence that post-War literature signalled the end of classical narrative literature. It came from the experience of fascism, and the same applies to film.”
Enjoy.
It’s been a super busy year so far. Since last year I’ve been working with Benjamin Moylen on a short film that addresses schizophrenia. It’s not finally complete, in its 13 minutes of length. Here is a very small excerpt from a the film. Ben is a character portrait of a person living with schizophrenia. The film addresses behaviors and challenges associated with the condition and illustrates how it is channelled into an artistic process.
I was lucky to have lots of advice and assistance on the film namely from the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, my comrades from Hunter’s IMA MFA Program and the brilliant Laura Poitras.
You might enjoy the teaser ::: http://vimeo.com/45010218
On a filmic note :::Yes, I’m late with this one…but…Michael Haneke's Cache is a must see, (he also just won Palme d’Or at Cannes for his new film Amour)Brilliantly constructed, it investigates social infrastructures as a direct result of of French colonial practices andhow these translate into the modernity as social tensions, immigration intolerance, phobia of the outsider and pseudo liberalism…all this through a window of a guilty conscious of the protagonist.
Here’s an interesting interview with the director.An insightful quote from it :::”In all of my films, I try to fuel mistrust in our faith in reality. We know nothing about the world, except the things we have experienced directly. And we can examine these things. But everything else we experience through the media. And this functions like Chinese whispers, a piece of information is related from one person to the next. You only have to look at what Bush does with that. I see it as my aesthetic duty to reflect this. It’s no coincidence that post-War literature signalled the end of classical narrative literature. It came from the experience of fascism, and the same applies to film.”
Enjoy.

It’s been a super busy year so far. Since last year I’ve been working with Benjamin Moylen on a short film that addresses schizophrenia. It’s not finally complete, in its 13 minutes of length. Here is a very small excerpt from a the film. Ben is a character portrait of a person living with schizophrenia. The film addresses behaviors and challenges associated with the condition and illustrates how it is channelled into an artistic process.


I was lucky to have lots of advice and assistance on the film namely from the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, my comrades from Hunter’s IMA MFA Program and the brilliant Laura Poitras.

You might enjoy the teaser ::: http://vimeo.com/45010218

On a filmic note :::
Yes, I’m late with this one…but…Michael Haneke's Cache is a must see, (he also just won Palme d’Or at Cannes for his new film Amour)
Brilliantly constructed, it investigates social infrastructures as a direct result of of French colonial practices and
how these translate into the modernity as social tensions, immigration intolerance, phobia of the outsider and pseudo liberalism…
all this through a window of a guilty conscious of the protagonist.

Here’s an interesting interview with the director.
An insightful quote from it :::
In all of my films, I try to fuel mistrust in our faith in reality. We know nothing about the world, except the things we have experienced directly. And we can examine these things. But everything else we experience through the media. And this functions like Chinese whispers, a piece of information is related from one person to the next. You only have to look at what Bush does with that. I see it as my aesthetic duty to reflect this. It’s no coincidence that post-War literature signalled the end of classical narrative literature. It came from the experience of fascism, and the same applies to film.

Enjoy.

Last Friday, I directed (shot and edited) this PSA with Nene Ali for Gems against teenage prostitution. It was a short shoot up in the Bronx and a lot of fun. It’s still being pitched and so it’s private - for you,
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/28390654 PASSWORD ::: girls.
Otherwise, I’m working on an exciting project with Sarah Hagey that involves 40 steel drummers, beautiful…and coming soon! I’m off to Amsterdam and will be posting from there as well.
I’ve been watching a lot of beautiful films, i’ll list some of them here, they are worth checking out.The Scent Of Green Papaya by Anh Hung TranMy country My Country by Laura PoitrasWings Of Desire by Wim Wenders
Enjoy!
Last Friday, I directed (shot and edited) this PSA with Nene Ali for Gems against teenage prostitution. It was a short shoot up in the Bronx and a lot of fun. It’s still being pitched and so it’s private - for you,
WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/28390654 PASSWORD ::: girls.
Otherwise, I’m working on an exciting project with Sarah Hagey that involves 40 steel drummers, beautiful…and coming soon! I’m off to Amsterdam and will be posting from there as well.
I’ve been watching a lot of beautiful films, i’ll list some of them here, they are worth checking out.The Scent Of Green Papaya by Anh Hung TranMy country My Country by Laura PoitrasWings Of Desire by Wim Wenders
Enjoy!

Last Friday, I directed (shot and edited) this PSA with Nene Ali for Gems against teenage prostitution. It was a short shoot up in the Bronx and a lot of fun. It’s still being pitched and so it’s private - for you,

WATCH ::: http://vimeo.com/28390654 PASSWORD ::: girls.

Otherwise, I’m working on an exciting project with Sarah Hagey that involves 40 steel drummers, beautiful…and coming soon! I’m off to Amsterdam and will be posting from there as well.

I’ve been watching a lot of beautiful films, i’ll list some of them here, they are worth checking out.
The Scent Of Green Papaya by Anh Hung Tran
My country My Country by Laura Poitras
Wings Of Desire by Wim Wenders

Enjoy!