Making motion pictures for films, commercials, and music videos has been my full time pursuit and passion for over a decade.
I have been fortunate enough to have won several awards over the years, including Best Cinematography in a Motion Picture at the 2016 Leo Awards for the feature film "Charlotte's Song", as well as the 2015 Vancouver Short Film Festival Best Cinematography Award, and the 2014 Leo Award for Best Cinematography in a Short Drama.
My images have aired all over North America and Korea on television, and have screened at top tier festivals and in a dozen countries across the world.
The films and commercials I have worked on have been recognized with dozens of press articles, nominations, awards, and hundreds of official selections at festivals.
I have had the privilege to have worked on amazing projects that have earned over $300,000 in prizes including several Bravo Fact grants, Much Fact grants, Canada Council grants, BC Arts Council grants, The Harold Greenberg Shorts to Features Fund, Hot Shot Shorts, Telefilm Microbudget funding and over a million online views.
I work to find a point of view from which to base visual decisions. I am a "story first" filmmaker. The story, and the emotional subtext of scenes guides my thinking on camera placement, lighting, lens and colour choices.
I like to create a visual journey for the audience, taking them on a ride. I think cinematography is best when it is bold and evocative, but grounded firmly in story. In this way I am able to tease out stylistic elements for projects to give them a striking, unique and unforgettable look, while avoiding style for style's sake.