Selected Films

I’m a filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles, California, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. My movies combine research and embedded, surveillant camerawork with archival elements and sound design. I have screened at MoMA Doc Fortnight, Lincoln Center’s Art of The Real, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Visions du Réel and others. I have worked as a non-fiction cinematographer internationally, including the US, Brazil, China, the South Pacific, Europe and Central Africa, and have contributed to Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentaries which are distributed widely.

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I am currently developing two feature film projects: one is a docu-fiction about crypto mining (2016 – present), the other is a narrative about saffron (2023 - present).
Divieto 2 (Forbidden 2)

A volcano is where Earth delivers up its messages. Tectonic movements, harmless vapors, toxic acids, scalding minerals and the possibility of new geography. Divieto 2 (2018) follows a team of volcanologists to their data centers and sensors near the peak of Mount Etna, but pays equal attention to the miners and shopkeepers working on its slopes. The result is a document of the mountain's erratic economies. Basalt becomes infrastructure, architecture or souvenirs. Etna is thus a source of imagery, producing a cache which mirrors every eruption. Produced during the Due South residency in collaboration with National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).