My Demo Reel contains projects I have directed, edited, filmed or acted in over the course of my studies at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design as well as working as a freelance creative in Southeastern Wisconsin.
The work you'll see ranges from my Senior Thesis that showed in Milwaukee's 2013 LGBT Film Festival to my most recent web series shenanigans and work as a creative director - with a few shots from my 4,000 mile summer journey across Colorado and Arizona and back.
Our road trip from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Tempe, Arizona - with two nights in the mountains at Estes Park, Colorado. Over 4,000 miles in Deb, the Jeep Wrangler, with two of the greatest people I know and love.
All imagery taken by myself, unless I'm in it.
UNBOUND, written and directed by filmmaker Andi Woodward, is a coming of age short film about a twenty-something year old woman overcoming indecision and her own lethargic disposition. Recently fired from her job, Milly (Betty Allen) reluctantly obeys her mother’s ultimatum in exchange for rent payment and goes to see a Life Coach (Jenny Harter).
Milly’s selfishness and inconsiderate behavior hinder her in life, but a young boy from the LGBT community named Robert (Derek Delloro) is about to enter her self-centered world and change it forever.
This is my senior thesis film created while attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
"Dykes on Bycycles" is a web series that follows the lives of Betty and Andi, two web developers living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who share the dream of starting a bike courier service that delivers beer.
This is a series my best friend and I created to play alternative, heightened versions of ourselves as two creatives looking to do something more. Inspired by our love of beer and writing, DOB has been a great outlet for some ridiculous creative energy.
For two days back in April 2014, a project I co-founded called 551 brought together over 100 artists to create a music video for five bands from Wisconsin. The bands areVolcano Choir, Vic & Gab, Jon Chi, Grace Weber and Victor DeLorenzo. We shot all five music videos in two days at RDI Stages, who generously donated their facilities to our project. I am so proud of all the artists who donated their time and talent to this project.
Here are the five finished videos for the project, all of which I had a hand in whether through a combination of creative direction, directing or editing. I encourage you to check out 551project.com to learn more! And check out my blog post about my experience starting and finishing this amazing project.
Parallels is a short narrative commercial for Planned Parenthood's campaign to increase the awareness of the importance of getting a breast exam. Working with Flipeleven Creative and Jigsaw advertising agencies, I assisted in production and edited the video in post.
You can visit the site the video was created for by visiting: plannedparenthoodsaveslives.com
Parallels received recognition at Milwaukee's Adworker's 99 Awards in 2013.
Saint James is made up of Evan and Eliza, a songwriting duo from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Meanwhile In Wisconsin is a mock advertising campaign I created to mimic travel commercials that states often create to increase tourism in their area. I figured, why not make a campaign that shows the true and hilarious side of Wisconsin? And of course it's about beer.
This is an animation that I created for my fellow filmmaker Betty Allen's senior film, Girls With Capes - a short film about a lesbian crime-fighting duo out to save their local coffee shop.
Visit www.girlswithcapesfilm.com to learn more!
These are a few photos I took for Jade and Dave, who were celebrating their engagement with their daughter Charlee.
These are three videos I shot and edited for Crossfit Beloit.
Extreme, a plastic extruding company based in Michigan, approached the team to produce an updated company video. After learning about how their products impact so many different parts of our life, from serving drinks at a pool to having the ability to perform a medical exam, I wrote and pitched a script that highlighted their contribution to these products.
Because the world and the technology within it changes quickly, this company's message of being able to support this endless reach towards progress needed to be the highlight of this video.
After pitching the script, I was able to direct the first half of the video. Adding the factory footage from their facility shot by our DP, I led the post production and completion of this video.