Children of the Dust // Daily Short Picks

Children of the Dust

In 2017 I followed the staff and social workers of Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation as they navigated the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, looking for kids in crisis. Whether through force or simply being born into dangerous situations, these kids are robbed of a future and thrown down into a life[…]

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Tell No Tales // Crowdfunding Picks We Dig

Tell No Tales

In this Western thriller, a train robber, mercenary, and Korean cowboy meet in the desert to recover the money from their last score. A snag in their plan fuels simmering racism, igniting a chain reaction of paranoia, violence, and ill-drawn conclusions. The most artistically challenging and satisfying projets I’ve worked[…]

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Blood // Daily Short Picks

Blood

Ayden, a conflicted white supremacist gang member must face the consequences when his friendship with a black teen is discovered. Director’s Statement Blood is about the perils of hate, racism, and gun violence. The idea came about in early 2016 during rising racial tensions before the election. We always hoped[…]

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The Rage // Daily Short Picks

The Rage

The Rage is a psychological thriller that explores the relationship between sex, anger and violence. Take an atmospheric trip into the life of Oscar as he deals with his rage and the decision it drives him to make. Starring Oakland California actors, L. Jeffrey Moore, Sophia LaPaglia and Gretta Sosine,[…]

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Ecstasy // Daily Short Picks

Ecstasy

He would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more. Ecstasy is an arthouse drama that explores and challenges the relationship between love and violence.

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I Am Your Friend // Daily Short Picks

I Am Your Friend

A friendship is put to the test when two teenage boys are left alone for the weekend. As the teenagers confront their neighborhood rivals, horseplay escalates to violence throwing their loyalty to one another into question. Director’s Notes I AM YOUR FRIEND is inspired by my experiences with toxic masculinity[…]

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A Stone of Hope // Daily Short Picks

A Stone of Hope

Jim St. Germain has surmounted enormous odds. He was born into poverty before immigrating from Haiti to Crown Heights in Brooklyn. Once in the states, Jim began to get into trouble with the law and almost died from violence in his neighborhood. Jim eventually turned everything around and now can[…]

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The Departure || Crowdfunding Picks We Dig

The Departure

A man who can’t pay his debts is pushed to an act of violence. A single shot short film. We see a man in extreme close-up. Eyes glazed over. He could be in the middle of a daydream. He’s somewhere else. The ring of a bell above a door brings[…]

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The Girl In The Woods || Daily Short Picks

The Girl In The Woods

The Girl In The Woods is a short film which explores crime, honor and violence in a post truth, hyper real world. It follows two social outcasts, Beatrix and Charlie, who find solace in one another while facing quirky characters they meet on the way from brothel girls to art[…]

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Solace || Daily Short Picks

Solace

A college dropout forms an unlikely bond with a homeless man after an encounter with violence. Director’s Statement Solace is a proof of concept for a feature film I have been developing for a few years now called “Long Live AJ”. During my time developing Long Live AJ I produced[…]

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