Hard to believe it's been three and a half years since I packed my things and headed to Los Angeles to enroll in a six month film class from RED Digital Cinema, a company that has continued killing it in high resolution motion picture imaging. During my time there, I met professional colorists, editors, directors, cinematographers, gaffers, and engineers who all taught me valuable lessons about the filmmaking process.
During the class, I had the opportunity to work on 5 short films in less than three months and direct one of those five. It certainly was a baptism by fire. Location problems, logistics issues, fire marshals. The list goes on. But out of all the chaos emerged a film. My first short, A Fistful of Feathers, is a love letter to the Spaghetti Western films my father and I used to watch together when I was a a kid. It was featured on Film Shortage and screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Francisco when it became a finalist in Sharp's Amazing Art of 4k contest.