The Family

(Director of Photography)

USA 2019 | Documentary Series | Jesse Moss | NETFLIX

The Family is an American documentary web television miniseries that premiered on Netflix on August 9, 2019. The series examines a conservative Christian group—known as the Family or the Fellowship—its history, and investigates its influence on American politics.

The series was executive produced by Jeff Sharlet, who previously wrote books about the same organization, including C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy and The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.

The Case Against Adnan Syed

(Co - Director of Photography)

USA 2019 | Documentary Series | Amy Berg | HBO

’The Case Against Adnan Syed’ reinvestigates the case behind the podcast, from the genesis of their high school relationship to the original police investigation and trial, and moves into the current day as Syed faces the prospect of a new trial after almost 20 years in jail,” 

 

“The series presents new information that questions the state's case, and draws on exclusive access to essential characters, including new audio recordings of Syed from prison, the defense team, the Syed family, friends and teachers of Hae Min Lee, private investigators and members of Baltimore City law enforcement, examining how Syed's trial and subsequent conviction in 2000 raised as many questions as they answered.”

Gay Chorus Deep South

(Co - Director of Photography)

USA 2019 | Documentary Series | David Charles Rodrigues | Winner Tribeca Audience Awards 2019

’The Case Against Adnan Syed’ reinvestigates the case behind the podcast, from the genesis of their high school relationship to the original police investigation and trial, and moves into the current day as Syed faces the prospect of a new trial after almost 20 years in jail,” 

 

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance, to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers travelled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma. They performed in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting us in a time of difference. The journey also challenges Tim and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation. The conversations and connections that emerge offer a glimpse of a less divided America, where the things that divide us; faith, politics, sexual identity are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.

Los Comandos

(Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Austin 2017 Film Festival | Documentary Short - WINNER | Shortlisted for the 2019 Academy Award)

USA 2017 | Documentary | Short | Director Joshua Bennett, Juliana Schatz Preston

Violence has overrun El Salvador. The emergency medical unit Los Comandos de Salvamento is standing up to the gangs’ reign of terror. Sixteen-year-old Mimi is a dedicated Comando caught in the cross hairs. When her fellow Comando, 14-year-old Erick, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to flee El Salvador and head north.

  

The Fourth Estate

(Co- Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2018 | Documentary Series | Primetime EMMY 2018 nominated)

USA 2018 | Documentary | 90min | Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman | Showtime

The Fourth Estate, directed by Liz Garbus. Produced by Jenny Carchman, Liz Garbus, Justin Wilkes (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary Series. For the journalists at The New York Times, the election of Donald Trump presented a once in a generation challenge in how the press would cover a president who has declared the majority of the nation’s major news outlets “the enemy of the people.” Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus witnessed the inner workings of journalism and investigative reporting from the front lines during this administrations’ first history-making year. A Showtime release.

Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI

(Co- Director of Photography)

World Premiere DOC NYC Festival 2018 | Documentary Series 

USA 2018 | Documentary Series | Alex Gibney, Jed Rothstein | Showtime

 

This four-part documentary series from Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney presents the long, complex history of presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI’s job to enforce it. It tells the story of the epic confrontations between the President and the FBI. From Nixon and Hoover to Trump and Comey, each battle illuminates a different facet of our democracy and the law. Using the present as a prism, we look back to see which lessons held up, which didn’t and how the current investigation of the Trump administration might turn out.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

(Co- Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Sundance Film Festival 2018 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2018 | Documentary | 90min | Marina Zenovich | HBO

This intimate portrait examines one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians. Told largely through Robin's own voice and using a wealth of never-before-seen archive, the film takes us through his extraordinary life and career and reveals the spark of madness that drove him.

Dirtey Money (Payday, Short Drug)

(Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Netflix 2018 | Documentary Series)

 

USA 2018 | Director Jesse Moss, Erin Lee Carr | Netflix

From the creators of Enron and Going Clear comes an all-new Netflix Original Documentary Series exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through our global economy. Dirty Money, only on Netflix January 26.

  • PAYDAY (Directed by Jesse Moss) – Targeting unsuspecting Americans, a group of payday lenders made millions off small loans with undisclosed charges, inflated interest rates and incomprehensible rules. But the way the laws are written, is that a crime or just business? 
     

  • DRUG SHORT (Directed by Erin Lee Carr) – Wall Street short-sellers expose a scam that regulators overlook: how Big Pharma gouges patients in need of life-saving drugs. (Addl. Cinematography)

The Family Business: Trump and Taxes

(Co- Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Showtime 2018 | Documentary Short |

 

USA 2018 | Documentary | Jenny Carchman | Showtime

Directed by Jenny Carchman and produced by Oscar nominees Liz Garbus and Justin Wilkes, the doc focuses on the efforts of Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner, the chief reporters on the team. They spent more than a year working on the story that was published on Oct. 2 and ran a mammoth 13,000 words. Sparked by the leak of several pages of Trump's 2005 tax return as reported by Rachel Maddow, the story belied Trump's decades-long assertions of being a "self-made" billionaire who got his start thanks to a mere $1 million loan from his father which he had to repay with interest. Among the revelations was that little Donald was making over $200,000 a year at the age of three, no chump change for a tyke. Ironically, much of the reporting was based on obligatory financial disclosure forms filed by Trump's sister Maryanne, a federal judge.

The China Hustle

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere Toronto International Film Festival 2018 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2018 | Documentary | 90min | Director Jed Rothstein 

An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you’ve never heard of. "There are no good guys in this story, including me," says Dan David, a financial whistleblower. After the 2008 stock market crash, David — like almost everyone else in finance — was looking for ways to make big gains quickly. China became an appealing target. Hundreds of Chinese companies entered the US stock market through reverse takeovers with American companies. They boasted tremendous growth, had little oversight, and created a stock-market feeding frenzy. It seemed too good to be true and it was.

NADIA COMANECI: The Gymnast and the Dictator

(Co- Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Denver Film Festival 2016 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Pola Rappaport

Winner Special Jury Prize the Barcelona Film Festival 

 

Nadia Comaneci was the most famous gymnast of her era. She is known by the world as a star, a sensation, a phenomenon: an upstart, with the body of a child, winning a perfect ten at the Montreal Olympics at the age of 14. Representing her country, Romania, she was a little soldier who rarely smiled, revealing nothing on her face but a total focus on her performance. 

 

She vanquished the favorites and conquered the world with her historic perfect ten scores at the 1976 games. It was a moment that grabbed audiences’ attention around the world, and no one who saw it ever forgot. She became the idol of young girls everywhere, a child star in the great tradition of Hollywood: a perfect life.

 

But how perfect was it? This film will unearth the truth behind the legend.

The King

(Additional Photography)

(World Premiere Cannes Film Festival 2017 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2017 | Documentary | 90min | Director Eugene Jarecki

A documentary as sprawling and brilliant and flawed as the country it traverses, Eugene Jarecki’s “The King” is a fascinatingly overstuffed portrait of America in decline. In the process, it’s also: a biography of the 20th century’s most famous musician,; a story about how a man became king of a democratic nation; a nuanced analysis of cultural appropriation in a multi-racial society; a southern-fried rock n’ roll performance piece; a horrifyingly sober look at the rise of Donald Trump; a closed-casket funeral service for The American Dream; the best recent film about how the hell we got here; and more. So much more.

JOAN DIDION: The Center Will Not Hold

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere Netflix Original Documentary Oct. 2017 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2017 | Documentary | 90min | Director Griffin Dunne | Netflix

Across more than 50 years of essays, novels, screenplays, and criticism, Joan Didion has been our premier chronicler of the ebb and flow of America’s cultural and political tides with observations on her personal – and our own – upheavals, downturns, life changes, and states of mind. In the intimate, documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, actor and director Griffin Dunne unearths a treasure trove of archival footage and talks at length to his “Aunt Joan” about the eras she covered and the eventful life she’s lived, including partying with Janis Joplin in a house full of L.A. rockers; hanging in a recording studio with Jim Morrison; and cooking dinner for one of Charles Manson’s women for a magazine story. Didion guides us through the sleek literati scene of New York in the 1950s and early ’60s, when she wrote for Vogue; her return to her home state of California for two turbulent decades; the writing of her seminal books, including Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album.

Water & Power: A California Heist

(Co- Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Sundance Film Festival 2017 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Marina Zenovich

 

This thrilling investigation uncovers the high-level corruption behind California’s long-standing water crisis. Sweeping cinematography of California’s harsh, dry landscape asks us to visualize a fight for water in what feels like a modern day Chinatown. Filmmaker Marina Zenovich peels back the layers of California’s convoluted water structure—wealthy water barons show their guilty hand in exploiting the state’s resource, while small farmers and neighboring towns endure debilitating drought. We see luxury crops, like almonds, on the rise and groundwater contamination increasing tenfold, pitting backroom business dealings against human and environmental costs.

Zenovich returns to the Sundance Film Festival with this cleverly orchestrated exposé. She takes us into the stark realities of small California towns, where paying for showers is the norm—bringing light to the growing divide between water haves and have nots.

This natural resource is only growing more valuable as the new war for water is already upon us. This daring and extremely timely documentary asks us to question who has control of our access to our water.

This is Personal

(Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Sundance Film Festival 2019 | Documentary Feature )

USA 2019 | Documentary | 90min | Amy Berg 

The Women’s March mobilized millions of women to protest after the inauguration of President Trump. But working across ideologies to combat injustice has its challenges. Academy Award–nominated director Amy Berg returns to the Sundance Film Festival with an insider look at the struggle for intersectional activism among the Women’s March leadership.

Berg captures the collaborative organizing process and hopeful energy of the first marches in 2017 and spends time behind the scenes highlighting the sustained work that happens after the crowds subside. For Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory and community-organizing leader Erika Andiola, the march is only the tip of the iceberg of their broader activism—Andiola championing immigration rights and Mallory protesting gun violence. When Mallory comes under fire for her affiliations with Minister Louis Farrakhan, a powerful conversation between Mallory and Rabbi Rachel Timoner opens up a dialogue about intersectional leadership.

In light of the recent controversy around four of the Women’s March leaders, including Mallory, Berg’s film offers a timely springboard for a discussion on issues that have plagued the women’s movement for a century.

Far from the Tree

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere DOC NYC Festival 2017 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2017 | Documentary | 90min | Directed by Rachel Dretzin

A documentary as sprawling and brilliant and flawed as the country it traverses, Eugene Jarecki’s “The Promised Land” is a fascinatingly overstuffed portrait of America in decline. In the process, it’s also: a biography of the 20th century’s most famous musician,; a story about how a man became king of a democratic nation; a nuanced analysis of cultural appropriation in a multi-racial society; a southern-fried rock n’ roll performance piece; a horrifyingly sober look at the rise of Donald Trump; a closed-casket funeral service for The American Dream; the best recent film about how the hell we got here; and more. So much more.

 

Cracked Up

(Co- Director of Photography)

World Premiere DOC NYC Festival 2018 | Documentary Feature | 

USA 2018 | Documentary | 90min | Michelle Esrick

With courage and, of course, humor, master impressionist, comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond reveals his dark history of child abuse. Brilliant in the spotlight, Darrell was misdiagnosed and wrongly medicated for decades, struggling with drugs, alcohol and nightmarish flashbacks. Michelle Esrick’s poignant film illuminates the devastating effects of childhood trauma and the importance of setting repressed memories free. She artfully balances humor and tragedy to craft a beautiful story of hope and resilience.

Before the Flood

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere October 2016 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Fisher Stevens

 

Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

The First Monday in May

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2016 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Andrew Rossi

An unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of New York’s premier cultural events, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows the creation of “China: Through The Looking Glass,” the most attended fashion exhibition in the history of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 2015 Met Gala, the star-studded fundraiser. Follow Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and Met Gala chair, and Andrew Bolton, the curator who conceived the groundbreaking show, as they prepare for an unforgettable evening.

Midsummer in Newtown

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2016 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Lloyd Kramer

 

Midsummer in Newtown is a testament to the transformative force of artistic expression to pierce through the shadow cast by trauma. In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, one grieving couple honors their daughter through music, while community children find their voice through a rock-pop version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The documentary feature will World Premierea at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

The Hunting Ground

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere Sundance Film Festival 2015 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2014 | Documentary | 90min | Director Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering

 

The Hunting Ground is a multible award winning documentary film about alleged incidents of rape on college campuses in the United States. Written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering, it premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released on February 27, 2015 an edited version aired on CNN. The Hunting Ground presents multiple students who allege that they were sexually assaulted at their college campuses, and that college administrators either ignored them or required them to navigate a complex academic bureaucracy to have their claims addressed. The film implies that many college officials were more concerned with minimizing rape statistics for their universities than with the welfare of the students, and contains interviews with college administrators who state they were pressured into suppressing rape cases.

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

(Co- Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Sundance Film Festival 2017 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, Beth Aala

 

The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America 

Unfolding as a journey down the Mississippi River, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the stories of five representatives of this stewardship movement: a Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer, a Mississippi riverman, a Louisiana shrimper and a Gulf fisherman. In exploring their work, family histories and the essential geographies they protect, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values.

Fantastic Lies - The Duke Lacrosse Case

(Co- Director of Photography)

(World Premiere SXSW Film Festival 2016 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Marina Zenovich

 

The Duke Lacrosse Case is a feature length film for ESPN’s award winning 30 for 30 documentary series, investigating the controversial 2006 criminal case stemming from a false accusation of rape made against three members of the Duke University men's lacrosse team, located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. The case evoked varied responses from the media, faculty groups, students, the community, and others. The case's resolution sparked public discussion of reverse racism, media bias, due process on campuses and ultimately led to the resignation and disbarment of the lead prosecutor, Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.

Harry and Snowman

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY Festival 2015 | Documentary Feature)

USA 2015 | Documentary  | 90 min | Director Ron Davis

 

Audience award at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and many others.

 

Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry deLeyer rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for only $80. Less than two years after he rescued Snowman, they rose to become the national show jumping champions and were the Cinderella story and media darlings of late 1950's and 1960’s Ron Davis' joyous documentary about an incredible man and his unlikely partnership with an unwanted gelding wouldn't seem to be fodder for a wonderful experience. HARRY & SNOWMAN. Harry's career was catapulted by Snowman and he went on to become one of the most successful riders and trainers in America. He represented the United States at the World Championships in Sweden in 1983 and was recognized by the United States Equestrian Foundation with a Pegasus Medal of Honor in 2002 for his lifetime contribution to the sport.

Hate Rising

(Additional Cinematography)

(World Premiere 2016 HBO | Documentary Feature)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Catherine Tambini 

 

This timely documentary was inspired by the incident in which journalist Jorge Ramos was ejected from a Donald Trump press conference and told by the presidential candidate to “go back to Univision.” The Mexican-born Ramos examines how hate is contagious and sits down with the white nationalists who are emboldened by the Trump campaign. An intimate portrait of our country emerges offering firsthand accounts of Americans who have been targets of hate in various parts of the country and highlights the simmering anger just beneath the surface. ‘Hate Rising’ is directed by Catherine Tambini and produced in conjunction with FUSION and Univision Story House.

The Wounded Warrior Series

(Additional Cinematography)

Winner best Documentary Series CLIO Award

USA 2015 | Documentary  | Netflix | 12 Episodes | Director David Modigliani, Matt Naylor 

 

Created originally to commemorate the nonprofit's 10th anniversary, "Wounded: The Battle Back Home" was developed by the Wounded Warrior Project and Flow Nonfiction to raise awareness of veterans issues and to give the general population an idea of the painful circumstances some post-9/11 vets must endure.

 

Each segment of the twelve part Netflix Series offers a glimpse into the lives of disabled veterans, showcasing the often-heartbreaking struggles of former service members dealing with severe head injuries, lost limbs, illnesses and mental health conditions related to combat, deployments or sexual assault.

Faim! Soif! | Hunger! Durst!

(Director of Photography)

ARTE 2015 | Winner best Documentary Feature, Bayerische Fernsehpreis 2015

France, Germany 2015 | Documentary | 90 min | ARTE, ZDF | Director: Claus Kleber, Angela Andersen

Hunger Durst investigates the challenge of how to feed eight billion people by the time our world population reaches eight billion people. A journey to the the most desolate regions of our earth this film talks about the struggle for clean water and a sustainable food chain but focuses on solutions that could change our way of living and guarantee a hunger free live for everyone.

  

This is a Test

(Director of Photography)

(World Premiere Doc NYC Film Festival 2016 | Documentary Feature)

 

USA 2016 | Documentary  | 90 min | Director Sally Williams 

 


From San Francisco to Sweden, Edinburgh to Selma - Dewey applied this principal in Action Theatre, Happenings, performance art and into the formative years of funding for the arts in New York City. Ken carried his Nagra audio recorder nearly everywhere he went including along the length of the civil rights march with Martin Luther King Jnr from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama 1965. Ken Dewey's art and recordings give us an intimate and unique window into an era of great change and experimentation in the United States and Europe.

This feature length biographical documentary uses Dewey's previously inaccessible multimedia archive to rediscover an artist almost lost to time. Ken's friends and colleagues help remember the man and his vision for America.

THE HOMEFRONT

(Additional Cinematography)

PBS 2015 | Documentary Series | 120 min | Directed by Gabrielle Tenenbaum

More than two million men and women serve in America’s all-volunteer military force, and another three million are their husbands, wives, sons and daughters. Yet over the course of two long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the stories — and the service — of these military families have often been overlooked.

In a revealing two-hour documentary special presented by Bob Woodruff, The Homefrontwill bring the true stories of these military families to a PBS audience.

Married in America

(Additional Cinematography)

USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Michael Apted

Married In America is Michael Apted’s longitudinal documentary about nine diverse couples that wed in 2001.

The first film was released in 2002 on A&E, the second in 2007 on Hallmark. 

 

"The Married in America documentaries are my most personal films to date" .Michael Apted is committed to making these movies because a loving relationship is the most important thing in almost everyone's life. He believes that by showing with intimate detail what makes a marriage work, we can contribute something really useful to anyone who is in a committed relationship or considering one. Married In America 3 is being produced in association with the Kennedy Marshal Company for release in 2016.

Rising Voices / Hótȟaŋiŋpi

(Additional Cinematography)

USA 2015 | Documentary | 90 min | Director Lawrence R. Hott

Five years in the making, Florentine Films in association with The Language Conservancy, tells the story of a powerful threat to a Native culture. This threat is an insidious, impersonal villain – one that comes through TV sets and social media sites, through Tweets and comic strips and the daily news. The menace is the English language, and the victim seemingly marked for extinction is the Lakota language itself – the language of the Lakota nation, once usually called the Sioux. For the Lakota people, it’s a local problem, but it’s just one instance of a massive global one – a worldwide epidemic of language extinction. 

 

Rising Voices is about the imminent peril to the Lakota language. The film braids together the struggles of Lakota to learn their tribal language today, the historical attempt by the United States to annihilate the language, the rise of immersion language schools and the participation of outsiders in the rescue of the Lakota language. History is interwoven with present-day scenes and with short films about the culture, created by Lakota filmmakers and artists especially for Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi. 

The Amish: Shunned

(Additional Cinematography)

USA 2015 | Documentary  | 120 min | Callie T. Wiser

Revealing the pain of those who leave and the suffering of those left behind, The Amish: Shunned is the story of people confronted with difficult choices. Whether out in the world for weeks or decades, the former Amish people featured in the film struggle to create a new sense of community. Interwoven with their stories are the voices of staunchly loyal Amish men and women who explain the importance of obedience, the strong ties and traditions that bind them together, and the heartbreak they feel when a loved one falls away. Through its sympathetic portrayal of both sides, the film explores what is gained and what is lost when community and tradition are exchanged for individuality and freedom.

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