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 on television all over North America and Korea, and have screened at top tier festivals and in a dozen countries across the world. The projects I have worked on have won over 20 Leo Awards, and awards of distinction from festivals all over the world. They have screened at TIFF, Cannes, Fantasia, Clermont Ferrand, Telefilm Not Short on Talent, Telefilm Short n' Sweet, Telefilm The Shortest Day, on Air Canada, during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and as part of the Cineplex Odeon pre show.
I have had the privilege to have worked on amazing projects that have been awarded grants 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, and Telefilm Microbudget funding.
I am a "story first" filmmaker. I work to find a point of view from which to base visual decisions. 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 explore stylistic elements for projects to give them a striking, unique and unforgettable look, while avoiding style for its own sake.