Signed with Durable Goods!
I’ve signed with the wonderful people at Durable Goods for US commercial representation! They do amazing work, and I’m very excited to be joining their ranks. Check out our fancy press release here.
Emmy Win for “Wonder Women”!
Very proud to have worked on the Emmy-award winning, WONDER WOMEN! Congrats to the team! I edited a fascinating episode about Ama divers struggling to maintain their way of life in coastal Japan. Find the full Daytime Emmy results here.
Top secret pilot for Disney XD…
Just wrapped up editing on a Disney XD pilot. Details are hush hush, but it’s a VERY cool show and I’m just too excited not to mention it!
Filming with Simone Biles!
We just shot special bonus material for Mack & Moxy, featuring Olympic Gold medalist Simone Biles! She was a pleasure to work with, and she made me feel super tall! Look for new episodes now streaming on Netflix.
KPMG: Sliced Bread
The fine folks at MoFilm asked me to make a 90 second piece that could be used to open a big conference for KPMG. They wanted something that would demonstrate the value of data and analytics in a ‘non traditional way.’ My writing partner Robert and I came up with a very tongue-in-cheek film about the first man who had the AUDACITY to sell sliced bread (pre-sliced). Sounds ridiculous, but KPMG was so happy they flew me out to London and gave me a shiny award! Check out the spot here.
NO MO’ #FOMO!
Had the honor of editing a series of commercials for Stouffers Fit Kitchen, starring funny-man Ken Marino. Say no mo’ to FOMO and check it out here!
Mack & Moxy: Wrapped!
That’s a wrap on Season 1 of Mack & Moxy. We had a great shoot and worked with some tremendous talent. Here’s a photo of me with one of our guest stars, Dean Norris (Breaking Bad)!
Mack & Moxy on PBS!
I’m working on a new kid’s TV show which is set to air on PBS stations across the country! Mack & Moxy teaches kids about important causes like wildlife preservation and emergency preparedness, by framing the stories in fun and relatable ways. The show has big walk-around puppets, animated segments, songs and celebrity guests. I’m the lead editor and one of the live-action directors. It’s a great show, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!
DiGiorno and Clay Matthews!
I recently edited a series of commercials for DiGiorno Pizza, starring Clay Matthews and several Youtube Stars. The campaign was a big success and got lots of great press, including this article in the Wallstreet Journal.
Short of the Week!
Douglas Jessup’s sci-fi film GLOW is featured as this week’s Short of the Week (via the prestigious website of the same name). I edited it with Doug, and it’s one of my favorite projects to date. Check it out!
FoodieHub “The Texas Way”
Congrats to YouTube channel FoodieHub! They’ve launched a new food series about Texas BBQ and it’s already garnered 500,000 hits (in 3 days!) I had the pleasure of editing the pilot episode and you can see it here.
Drinking Tea with Julianne Hough
Lipton Tea just released a series of short films for their #BeMoreTea campaign. I edited a fun little gem called “Self Help” starring Brennan Murray and Julianne Hough!
UPC Cablecom’s New Campaign
Just wrapped up the first of several commercials for UPC Cablecom, Switzerland’s largest cable and internet provider. I edited these fun spots with Manifesto Films- check it out!
Plain White T’s – Pause
I produced several segments in the new Plain White T’s music video “Pause.” It’s a cross promotional campaign for Lipton Tea and integrates content from multiple countries around the world. You can watch it here!
A Great “Oportun”-ity!
I was asked to help small loan company Progreso Financiero with their rebranding, and it was truly an inspirational experience. Now called Oportun, they are helping millions of lower income individuals (largely immigrants) build a better life. Check out the video I directed and co-produced for them here.
I’ve been editing these past few weeks on a new show for AOL called “Inspired.” The first episodes were just released and you can check them out here!
Congrats to the Rep Interactive Team, responsible for the “Life Camera Action” Coldwell Banker youtube campaign. We were just awarded the W3 Silver Award for writing! (I wrote it and directed!)
New Campaign for Schoola.com
I’m very happy to be directing a series of commercials for Schoola, a children’s clothing company that not only sells great second-hand clothing but also helps raise money for schools all across the country. Stay tuned for the finished pieces, which will be released in the coming weeks.
Cupidity Wins Cannes Silver Lion!
Congratulations to the team behind Cornetto’s “Cupidity Love Stories” campaign (MoFilm UK). They’ve just picked up a Cannes Silver Lion! I’m proud to have edited one of the short films in this collection (The Oasis, directed by Raúl B Fernández). Here’s the official winners list. And be sure to check out the film here.
Street Child World Cup
I had the pleasure of directing a long-form commercial for The Street Child World Cup (SCWC), a tremendous organization that gives homeless and impoverished children the opportunity to play in a world wide soccer tournament. As one of the sponsors of the event, Chevrolet sent me and a small crew on location to tell this story. It was a very fulfilling and beautiful experience and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. You can view the commercial here.
Congratulations to REP Interactive for winning multiple Communicator Awards for their work with Coldwell Banker in 2013-2014. I’ve had the pleasure of directing two projects for their campaign, and look forward to many more in the future!
“Real Feel” Market Update!
My Durex commercial “Real Feel” has been airing in select European markets since its debut in October, and now can be seen in Russia, Poland, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, India and Hong Kong. Very cool to have my work seen by such a wide range of people! You can watch the global English version here. And for a taste of the other markets, check out the Spanish version, or this Russian version, playing during the Winter Olympics!
“Science Class” is in session!
I recently directed a commercial for MoFilm and Chevrolet called “Science Class.” It was shot as part of their upcoming Oscars 2013 program via a special grant, and took 3rd place in competition. It has since been purchased for web and possible TV use, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it. Check it out here.
We’re Having Sex
“We’re Having Sex,” a short film I edited last year, is being featured on the highly acclaimed website shortoftheweek.com. I am very proud of this project and glad to see it getting all the good press. Check it out!
ABCs of Death 2
We just picture locked on Jerome Sable’s short film “V”, one of the invite-only participants in the highly acclaimed horror anthology “The ABC’s of Death.” I can’t share anything about the film (don’t want to ruin the surprise) but it was a very exciting and disturbing film which I’m very proud to have worked on. The film will be releasing in the coming weeks in limited theatrical release and on demand.
Bread and Butter
I’m very happy to be post-supervising on the feature “Bread and Butter”, directed by my good friend and colleague Liz Manashil. The film stars Bobby Moynihan and is slated to hit the festival circuit in February. Stay tuned for updates!
Some exciting news: I’ve been selected as one of the 10 winners in the Porsche “Thrilling Contradictions” competition, in association with Spotlight Cinema Networks. We had 4 days and $5,000 to make an innovative narrative commercial showing off the new Panamera, and I’m very happy with the final product. I’ll post the link shortly!
Behind the Mask – Debuts this week!
Be sure to check out “Behind the Mask” the new Hulu series directed by Josh Greenbaum. I edited on this show earlier this year and it’s going to be a good one. Here’s a nice article from the Daily Beast telling you why to watch.
Durex: Real Feel
The fine folks at MoFilm and Durex were kind enough to reach out to me for a new TV commercial that they had written for air in various international markets. They had a pretty ambitious set of boards that included 5 locations, visual effects and some high-concept ideas, and they needed to turn it around quickly, for a low price. Well I’m pleased to report that we just wrapped production, and it went extremely well! I’m looking forward to delivering the final product very soon, and I will post it here as soon as I’m able.
I’m very happy to be directing 2 new projects for REP Interactive. One is a promotional piece for the LAPD/LAFD and the other is a great web commercial for Coldwell Banker. I look forward to sharing those with you in a few short weeks! For more information on REP, check out their website.
Chevy – Find New Roads
I recently produced and edited a project for Chevrolet called “Engage the Unknown” as part of their new Find New Roads campaign. It was directed by Brent McHenry and marks my 6th project working with MoFilm! I’m quite proud of this one, as it features some truly beautiful material (and it was quite fun to make). You can view the finished spot here.
“Behind the Mask”: A Hulu Original Series
I’m pleased to be editing an exciting new series for Hulu called “Behind the Mask,” directed by Josh Greenbaum. Behind The Mask” is a comedic docu-series that dives into the colorful, unusual world of sports mascots through the eyes of four mascots: high school, college, semiprofessional, and NBA pro.
The show will be premiering this Fall and it’s going to be awesome. Check out the teaser trailer here.
New Trailer for “Bad Samaritans”
Check out the new trailer for “Bad Samaritans” the comedic series I edited for Fox Digital Studios to be released on Netflix. Coming soon!
Latest and greatest!
It’s been a few months since I updated my newsfeed, but fear not. Things have been going well, and I’m busy as ever. I just locked picture on a short film called “x Phobia”, directed by Raul B Fernandez for RSA and Cornetto Ice Cream. It will be released around the world as part of a new campaign called “Cupidity” and features the music of Dry the River. I also directed a fun new web commercial for Nestea, featuring a greased up bodybuilder and a tandem bicycle. Everything will be debuting soon, and I look forward to sharing with the world. Other good things to come…
“Bad Samaritans” – Pix Lock for Fox DS!
Just locked picture on Episode 2 of “Bad Samaritans” a great new comedic series to be released on Netflix in 2013, produced by Fox Digital Studio. The show chronicles a group of pathetic losers as they struggle to fulfill their court-ordered community service hours — perpetually causing more harm than good. It was a pleasure to edit this piece for director Jay Diaz, head writer Arbi Pedrossian and Exec Producer Walt Becker. More info to come!
Chevy Spark: New Commercial!
Some exciting news! I’ve just finished directing a new web commercial for Chevrolet advertising their funky new car, the Spark. The agency (MoFilm) and GM will be releasing the final product shortly, at which point I will post it to my website. Can’t wait to share it with the world!
Ben Folds Five and Fraggle Rock!
Just finished cutting on a very cool music video for the recently re-united Ben Folds Five and their new single “Do it Anyway.” And speaking of reunions, this video marks the triumphant return of FRAGGLE ROCK (or the characters, anyway). If that’s not a remarkable combination of awesomeness, I don’t know what is. Thanks to director Phil Hodges, Nerdist Industries, The Jim Henson Company and Sony Music. You can check out the official video on Youtube.
Making waves in China!
I’m proud to unveil a new commercial that I directed and edited for Durex Condoms China. The spot has been purchased for web distribution in Mandarin-speaking markets and will be wide-released in October. I hope you like it! Durex: Be Prepared
“Life of the Party” is going to Cannes!
I am very pleased to announce that my latest venture, a commercial for Johnnie Walker Whiskey, has won the Grand Prize in the MoFilm Cannes Lions Competition! They will be flying us out to the Cannes Lions Festival to debut the commercial on the big screen, and to accept our award.
You can watch the spot here.
This is definitely one of my favorite projects to date, and we had a great time making it. Thanks to MoFilm, and thanks to everyone that helped make this project possible!
3 New Commercials in the can!
I’ve just wrapped production on 3 new commercials made on spec for Geico, Starburst and Skittles. It was a very fun shoot, and I look forward to sharing the spots with the world very soon! Stay tuned!
“New Ceremony” goes live!
“Wolfpack of Reseda” released, featured in LA Times!
“Wolfpack of Reseda,” a web-series that I helped edit for Fox Digital Studios, is being released this week! It will stream on Netflix among other online venues. For more info on WoR and on Fox Digital Studios, check out this recent article in the LA Times.
UPDATE: You can watch the series in its entirety on MySpace.
Dry the River – “New Ceremony”
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be editing the official music video for Dry the River’s “New Ceremony”, produced by The Masses, for Sony Music. The video is directed by the very talented Raul B. Fernandez, and it will serve to promote the band’s debut album, “Shallow Bed.” For more on the band, check out: www.drytheriver.net
Jared Lee Music Video, featured on “This is 50”
A music video I recently edited, “It’s Over (Goodbye)” is featured on 50 Cent’s website, This is 50. Check it out! http://www.thisis50.com/video/
Jared Lee – It’s Over (Goodbye)
We’ve just finished Color Correction on Jared Lee’s music video, “It’s Over (Goodbye)”! I edited this project, which was shot on the Arri Alexa for Eleet Music Group. Directed by Brent McHenry, it’s a visually beautiful piece about heartbreak and starting over. You can check it out here.
The Reginald F. Lewis Story
We’ve just begun cutting “The Reginald F. Lewis Story,” a specially contracted film about the life and success of the famous African American business man. It is being directed by Drew McClellan and is executive produced by former Washington State Representative Jesse Wineberry. I’ll be updating soon!
E-Wroe feat. Just-[ICE] – “The Gatorade Rap”
Check out the new music video for “The Gatorade Rap” by E-Wroe feat. Just-[ICE]. I edited this project, which stars multi-talented actress Ellen Wroe. The video feeds into the viral marketing campaign for her new film, Final Destination 5 (opening today!)
You can watch it here
Co-Producing and AD’ing – “Trivial”
I’m very excited to be working on “Trivial” a USC thesis film written and directed by Michael Callahan. I’ll be serving as 1st AD and co-producer on the project, which shoots at the end of July. Michael has written a fantastic script, and I’m looking forward to being a part of this team! For more on the film, please visit: www.atrivialfilm.com
Post Supervising – “DIG”
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be post-supervising “Dig”, a USC thesis film directed by Philip Hodges. It is shaping up to be a beautiful film, and I”m glad to be a part of it! For more info, please visit: http://www.digforlove.com/
In Development on a Reality TV program with Stone & Company
I recently signed a deal with Stone & Co., a reality TV production company, to develop and pitch a show I’ve created. It’s a comedic, arced competition show, and we are very excited to move forward. We will be pitching to several networks in the coming weeks, and I will update soon. For more information on Stone & Co., you can check them out here: http://www.stonetv.com/home.html
Foo Fighters – “Walk” – Now Online!
Check out the newly released music video for “Walk” by The Foo Fighters. I edited the piece, which was co-sponsored by RCA/Sony and FuseTV. You can catch it in circulation on various music TV networks, on the Foo Fighters’ website, or right here!
Foo Fighters – Music Video!
We just picture locked “Walk” a new music video for the Foo Fighters’ new single. Directed by Phil Hodges, it features rockin’ puppets, fantastical sets and laser shows. The album Wasting Light debuts April 12, 2011, and I’ll be posting the video as soon as they let me!
The History of Spaceflight – Festival Update!
The film “The History of Spaceflight” has been doing very well at festivals! I edited this fun family film and Chris Caraballo was our visionary director. Here’s a list of the accolades so far!
Best Short – Santa Clarita Film Festival
Official Selection – Vail International Film Festival
Official Selection – West Chester International Film Festival
Official Selection – Puerto Rico International Film Festival
For more information check out http://thehistoryofspaceflight.com/
Post Supervising “Mother’s Milk” – a Vietamese film
I will be serving as Post Production Supervisor on “Mother’s Milk”, a short film directed by Andy DeJohn and produced by Phan Xine Linh. The film was shot in Vietnam and features an entirely Vietnamese cast. I look forward to working on this beautiful project!
Article published in new book, Riding the Alligator!
An article I wrote at USC has been featured in a newly published book by Pen Densham. Pen is a supremely talented and accomplished filmmaker, and I highly recommend his new book, Riding the Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing (And Not Getting Eaten).
From his press release:
Available in bookstores and online January 2011. Published by MWP. Foreword by Jay Roach (director of Austin Powers, Meet the Parents, Dinner for Schmucks). Riding The Alligator is written by successful Award Winning Hollywood Producer-Writer-Director and USC adjunct professor, Pen Densham.
This is the first book that explores both specific screenplay writing techniques, while simultaneously imparting industry-tested strategies for carving a successful, long term career. (ridingthealligator.com)
Directing “Second Chance Charlie” at USC
I will be directing the pilot episode for “Second Chance Charlie,” an original television show produced at USC. One person each year is granted the opportunity to direct this pilot act, and I am very grateful to be this year’s recipient. Under the advisement of Helaine Head, I will be learning the ins and outs of directing for television and we will be working on the project until May of 2011. Looking forward to it!
“Free Fall” – a viral video for Walt Disney Animation!
I will be working with Jennifer Newfield on a new animated project entitled “Free Fall.” It will serve as a online marketing piece for Walt Disney Animation’s new feature, “Tangled.” Using stop motion animation and a whole lot of fabric, we will be crafting, producing and directing a 60 second adventure featuring the various characters in the movie. Thanks to Disney for this opportunity! Check back for the video, which will be completed soon!
Producing “Reunion” in Virginia!
I will be producing a fantastic USC thesis project this Fall. “Reunion,” directed by Ryan Frost, goes into production in early October, and will shoot in Richmond, Virgina. I’m very excited to be producing this film and look forward to working with some outstanding talent!
“One Million Strong” a finalist in 2010 Breast Fest Film Festival!
“One Million Strong” has been selected as a finalist in the 2010 Breast Fest Film Festival in Toronto! It is also the only PSA chosen from the Love/Avon Army of Women campaign, which we are proud to represent. Many thanks to the festival for embracing our film and promoting Breast Cancer awareness worldwide. Public voting will begin on September 15, 2010, so be sure to check it out and vote for our film! http://www.breastfestfilmfest.com/
MoFilm Cannes Lions finalists!
Two of my spec commercials, “Next Door Neighbor (AT&T) and “Connect in HD” (Logitech) have been officially short listed in the MoFilm Cannes Lions Video Competition. Will update soon!
“One Million Strong”- taking the web by storm!
“One Million Strong” the PSA I co-directed and edited for the Love/Avon Army of Women, has been featured on a number of websites recently. Here are some of them!
And be sure to watch for it on TV as it will be airing throughout the next few months.
“One Million Strong” featured on CBS!
In case you missed it, “One Million Strong” was featured on CBS-2 News in Los Angeles!
(main story, aired 9/22) http://firstname.lastname@example.org
(follow-up, aired 9/25) http://email@example.com
“One Million Strong” is online!
“One Million Strong,” official PSA for the Love/Avon Army of Women, is completed and online! My fellow grad student, Brent McHenry, and I were awarded a small grant to create a unique, ambitious PSA that will hopefully have a profound impact in the fight against breast cancer. After many months of hard work, our film is ready for viewing! Thank you to all of the people and vendors who helped make this ambitious project possible, and a very special thanks to Susan Sarandon who generously recorded the project’s narration. “One Million Strong” will be aired nationally on Lifetime and PBS networks, and will be featured on Glamour.com, iTunes, and Youtube.
Learn more and SIGN UP for the Army of Women at www.armyofwomen.org
“Meanwhile…” wins CCRFA!
“Meanwhile…” which I edited for Jerome Sable and Mike Montgomery, has won the 2009 Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Award! Congrats to everyone involved!
From THE HYPE MAGAZINE:
Jerome Sable and Michael Montgomery, graduate students from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, have won the 2009 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award for their dance-themed short film entitled, “Meanwhile…” Sable and Montgomery will receive $10,000 and their film will be seen later this year on over 21,000 movie screens in theaters that serve Coca-Cola products.
The talent roster for “Meanwhile…” includes a celebrity cameo by Mary Murphy, a former dancer and current judge on the FOX hit reality show “So You Think You Can Dance.” Also featured are ESPN Salsa Champions David Nieto and Charlene Rose and some of the top break dancers in Los Angeles…