The Memorial Day cook-out hosted by my neighbours, food journalist Matt Gross and sommelier, Jeff Porter is an annual celebration of food and friendship. Each year the smoked pig gets bigger, the guest-list swells and for the two cooks, the pressure to satisfy appetites grows ever-more intense.
A glimpse inside the world of the Indian barbershop where customers expect more than a just haircut. Saloon was part of the official selection for the London Short Film Festival 2012, the Atlanta Film Festival 2012 and the Florida Film Festival 2012. Saloon was also shortlisted for the 2011 Virgin Media Shorts Competition.
THE SHADOW OF DIABETES
This story about life with diabetes, focusses on Manuel Murillo who lives in Chicago, hundreds of miles from his family in Mexico. I directed, filmed and edited this video in 2017 for Univision, to examine the burden diabetes places many American Hispanic lives. John Hubbell of Old Bridge Media produced.
Trasgender candidate Bharathi Kannamma who ran in the 2014 Indian election asks the electorate to “think differently” when choosing who to vote for. Filmed in Madurai, India 2014. Think Differently was featured as part of The Guardian’s 2014 Indian election coverage.
DONALD TRUMP & THE FORGOTTEN WORKERS
I produced this video in February 2017 during the final week of a 105-day strike by workers at the Momentive chemical plant in Waterford, New York. The workers were fighting attempts by their billionaire bosses to cut healthcare-coverage in a struggle that says much about contemporary America. Researched, filmed and edited for the Guardian.
THE BEST SANDWICH IN TOWN
Locals and tourists flock to Katz’s deli for one of their famous sandwiches. I filmed and edited this short video on a New York City institution.
Debbie Dooley is co-founder of the Tea Party. She argues that promoting solar energy is entirely consistent with conservatism. But taking that message to Florida presents a challenge to the power of the fossil fuel industry who are determined to silence her. This film was published in 2015 by the Guardian here.