Artist Stafford Brothers, Label Independent, Prod Co. DTRG, 2018
Yeah, yeah. I know, I know...
Client BCG Digital Ventures, 2018
Sitting pretty in Manhattan Beach, these guys like to keep it hush hush - almost like a secret you forgot...on purpose? Maybe?
Got me working with big rings, though. I’m like, my man. Check out their office if you get the chance. Step inside and guarantee you'll involuntarily say, "Oooo mamí."
Artist Dropout, Label Roc Nation, Prod Co. Scheme Engine, 2017
is a lovely city.
Artist Luke Christopher, Label RCA/Sony Music, Prod. Co. Fallout Ent., 2015
Pretty sure I sealed the deal when I put Scar Jo in the treatment. Now she goes in every treatment.
Artist Erick Morillo & Harry Romero (feat. Shawnee Taylor), Label Ultra, Prod. Co. Cedar Films, 2014
We watched AFTER EARTH before we did this. Will Smith taught me fear wasn't real. Jaden Smith taught me my eyes weren't real.
Good looks, fam.
Client Ian Somerhalder Foundation, 2014
Low-key, this was anime-inspired.
Short Film (22min), 2016
"There’s certainly much to admire here. It’s clear this is a work from an accomplished cinematic voice. It’s weird, abstract, but also tonally very intriguing. And, the visuals are top-notch. Performances are solid and we appreciate the surrealistic tone. There are moments of comedic brilliance and we thought it was a creative approach to tackling one’s existential crisis visually.
Ultimately, though, it’s a film that we just had trouble latching on to narratively. Largely, we admit this was probably your directorial intention. The film is meant to be surreal—almost Charlie Kaufman-esque. It’s not a conventional story and isn’t intended to be. At 20 minutes, admittedly, it’s a hurdle for us and makes us more critical of the film’s surreal and meandering nature.
That being said, we don’t mean to discount your cinematic vision. We appreciate that maybe we’re just not the target audience for this. We wish you much luck as you continue your festival and screening run. We think you have a terrific visual eye and mastery of tone."
- The Short of the Week Team
Skate Part / Experimental, 2015
VHS? Someone say VHS? You say VHS?
Art Center Grad Show, 2014
I put a lot of caffeine into my body for this. All love, doe. All love.
Web-Pilot (7min), Client Dailymotion, 2014
Life is a flower of which Dailymotion is the honey. // I opened two gifts this morning; Daily and Motion.
Client Skittles, Spec, 2013
Bought buku Skittles for no reason. Ate so much, I got sick. Got so sick, I had to eat soup.
Probably explains why this spot makes no sense, whatsoever.
Artist Blood Diamonds (feat. Dominic Lord), Label OWSLA, Prod. Co. DTRG, 2013
Shout out to Stacy @ CBS. They may not want you to win, but I sure do.
Branding Campaign, 2011-2013
Adolescence. What an odd time.
Time is a funny-looking word but adolescence is a funny thing. Kidney pain is not.
Sometimes my kidneys hurt.
Client Obey Clothing, Spec, 2013
No lie, I did this for free shirts.
Artist Frank Ocean, Label Def Jam, 2012
Def Jam once tweeted this. Then they shared it on their Tumblr. Then they hit me with copyright infringement.
♫ Quit playing games with my heart. ♫
Short Film (12min), 2012
Wrecks & Violins. Sex & Violence. Wrecks & Violins. Sex & Violence? Audience award-winner @ NFFTY, though.
*wink* *wink* right?
Artist Cults, Label Columbia, 2011
Somehow this got into SXSW. Then it was confused for the official video. No one was really happy.
But I was.
Artist Two Door Cinema Club, Label Kitsuné/Glassnote, 2010
Brooooooo, I was 18 when I made this. 18 with a Kanye-complex.
Now I'm 25 with complex depression.