IF I CAN’T DANCE AT YOUR REVOLUTION I’M NOT COMING

Director

Three years after the Ukrainian Maidan revolution, Ukraine’s sovereignty still remains under threat from Russia. But the energy of the Maidan has since channeled itself into Kiev’s cultural underground. Through a powerful rave and contemporary art scene, the youth of Kiev are taking things into their own hands in face of their own government's corruption and ineptitude. 

IF I CAN'T DANCE AT YOUR REVOLUTION, I'M NOT COMING is a HIIDA award-winning short documentary that can currently be viewed on the arthouse screening platform ZENITH

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VICE SPECIAL REPORT: A World In Disarray

Finishing Editor, Junior Editor

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi and other VICE correspondents examine the foreign policies that have shaped the modern world and meet people living through today's major conflicts in this exclusive HBO presentation that features interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Samantha Power, Ash Carter and others.

A World In Disarray is available on HBO NOW and HBO GO

Our Brother Jordan

Cinematographer, Colorist, Sound Engineer

A story of healing through combating the stigma surrounding mental illness via the lens of a brother's suicide and the familial fallout that ensues. 

Return To Chernobyl

Field Producer, Editor, Composer, Sound Engineer 

Thirty years ago, Pripyat, now in modern-day Ukraine, was a bustling city of 50,000 people. Founded in 1970, the Soviet-planned community was a home for workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power station and their families.

That all changed on April 26, 1986. The nuclear accident at Chernobyl — which three decades later remains the worst on record — resulted in at least 30 deaths.

Aleksandr Sirota was only nine years old when the accident happened. He was at school when sirens began to sound that morning. When his teacher didn’t show up for the second class of the day, he and a friend ran away from school to find out what was happening.

In Return to Chernobyl we travel with Sirota to the site of the accident for a first- of-its kind tour of Chernobyl. Filmed on 360-degree cameras from inside the exclusion zone, the documentary is an on-the-ground look at the remnants of Pripyat, what’s left of the Chernobyl station, and the effort to seal the reactor behind the meltdown with a radiation confinement shelter.

The full PBS FRONTLINE article and video can be found here

Meow

Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Sound Engineer

Filmed as an experiment in silent film, Meow follows a panda bear as it goes on an adventure seeking companionship in the big city. 

 

Saw Lady, a Busker’s Tale

Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Sound Engineer 

This film follows one of the City’s oldest and most established buskers In an effort to better understand the motivation that drives one to perform to the public on the world's largest stage, the streets and subways of New York City.

A Modern Tale of Inflated Ego

Director

A documentary filmmaker is accosted on the streets of Manhattan by one of the City’s most promising up and coming rappers. The filmmaker is invited back to the rapper's apartment in order to film an off the cuff music video and listen to his obsession with fruit.

FRONTLINE: WHY IS GREENLAND MELTING?

Lead Editor, Colorist, Sound Engineer, Online Editor, Supervising Producer

Greenland’s magnificent glaciers are melting — faster and faster.

A team of NASA scientists are trying to find out the reason why.

“When you look at the glacier like that, from the vantage point of a helicopter, it looks like it’s going to be here forever,” says Eric Rignot, a senior research scientist at NASA in a new 360° film from FRONTLINE, NOVAand Emblematic Group. “How could it possibly go away?”

The warm air that comes into contact with the glaciers is one factor at play. But the NASA team has found a troubling development underwater as well.

Their findings mean that predictions for global sea level rise may be too conservative. And coastal cities like Miami or Mumbai could be at a higher risk of catastrophic flooding.