I direct stuff. Mostly commercials. Sometimes I DP too. I’ve worked with a bunch of brands and bands - big and small - and some of that work has gotten awards and views and media attention, which is great.
I’m always looking for the next adventure, so when I’m not shooting I’m probably out traveling or surfing or taking pictures somewhere (I’m happiest when I get to do all three). Oh, and also rapping along to old school hip hop. I love doing that too.
I grew up in Rochester, NY, got my degree from The University of Toronto and currently live there with my girlfriend and lazy French Bulldog, Biggie Smalls.
2019 Vimeo Staff Pick - The Scroll of The Prophet Isaiah
2017 ADCC Awards - Innovation of Tech - Leon’s Smart Furniture
2017 Rochester Intl Film Festival - Shoestring Award - On Days Like These We Must Surf
2016 Vimeo Staff Pick - On Days Like These We Must Surf
2016 RideOn Film Festival - Golden Ride On Award - On Days Like These We Must Surf
2016 Atomic Awards - Bronze Cause & Action - Ronald McDonald House #RMHCthankyou
2015 Strategy Awards - Bronze CSR - SickKids Superhero Trailer
2015 Atomic Awards - Bronze AToMiC Collaboration - Ronald McDonald House Father’s Day
2015 Marketing Awards - Gold - Public Service Branded Content - RMH Father's Day
2014 One Show Awards - Merit Award - SickKids Superhero Trailer
2010 YouTube / Sundance Film Festival Project:Direct - Finalist - Monday Morning
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