Client Endpoint, Prod. Co. DTRG, 2018
I got to witness the aspirations of a generation: The elusive holy grail of buying and closing on a home. All just a tap away. On a phone I’m still making payments for.
Y’all still play Crossy Road? I paid $1.99 to play as Slippy Penguin.
Artist Stafford Brothers, Label Independent, Prod. Co. DTRG, 2018
Yeah, yeah. I know, I know...
Client BCG Digital Ventures, Prod. Co. DTRG, 2018
Sitting pretty in Manhattan Beach, these guys like to keep it hush hush. Got me racking up big rings, though. I’m like, my man.
The best part? When you step inside their building and involuntarily say, "Oooo mamí.”
Artist Dropout, Label Roc Nation, Prod Co. Scheme Engine, 2017
- is truly a lovely city.
Artist Luke Christopher, Label RCA/Sony Music, Prod. Co. Fallout Entertainment, 2015
Pretty sure I sealed the deal when I put Black Widow in the 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. But then again, what isn’t amirite?
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
Director’s commentary: I spelled VHS backwards.
Art Center Grad Show, 2014
I put a lot of caffeine into my body for this. All love, though. All love.
Client Dailymotion, Web-Pilot (7min), 2014
Life is a flower of which Dailymotion is the honey. // I opened two gifts this morning; Daily and Motion.
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.
Is that normal?
Client Obey Clothing, Test Spot, 2013
No lie, I did this for free shirts.
Artist Frank Ocean, Label Def Jam, 2012
Def Jam tweeted this at one point. They even shared it on their Tumblr. Then they hit me with copyright infringement.
♫ Quit playing games with my heart. ♫
Short Film (12min), 2012
Audience award-winner @ NFFTY. The attendees that night must have been high as shit.
Thank you <3
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 26 with complex depression.