This film will recount the true story of Jon Smith and Bill Troester and the powerful transformation they experienced in their lives through the gospel. Bill and Jon’s childhoods were characterized by pain, disappointment and abuse. This drove them into lives of darkness, seeking for peace and relief from their[…]
A teenage boy hiding in a bathroom after a school shooting struggles to come to grips with the aftermath. A film about the epidemic of gun violence in the USA through the eyes of two boys, in one intimate eight minute span. Shot on Super 16mm.
Cassandra Noriega, a news journalist, exposes the truth behind a controversial ground-based drone program known as the Leviticus 24:20 Initiative. A Mexican and American jointly implemented strategy that eradicates violence with violence to fight drug trafficking, border control and organized crime in Mexico.
The confrontation between a convicted Palestinian (Abdelatif Hwidar) and a Mossad agent (Ramón Orozco), beyond time. An action drama about the violence inherent to human being and our fragility.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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.
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[…]