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.
BECOMING AN ENGINEER AT JUSTWORKS
What happens when you feel trapped in a job that isn’t for you? I directed and edited this video about two people both stuck in a career-rut who found greater meaning when they trained as software engineers for Justworks. The subjects of this video filmed themselves. I directed and edited.
OUR NEW HOME
When COVID-19 restrictions eased and Justworks employees headed to their new workplace for the first time, I asked six of them to record their experience and provided them guidance and advice on how best to record their experiences. Combining their documentation with hyper-lapse and time-lapse that I filmed, I built an edit that captures the anticipation and experience of that first day in the office following the relative isolation imposed by COVID.
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.
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.
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.