Resume

Resume

Director

Director

Filmography

Purdah, Independent Feature Documentary

  • Two years ago, Kaikasha Mirza removed her burkha for the first time in order to play competitive cricket. Now, Kaikasha is the only Muslim trying out for the prestigious Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team. “Purdah” is a feature documentary about her journey while overcoming societal pressure, family crises, and poverty. Reviews have called the film “inspiring,” a “must-see,” and “a real life Bend It Like Beckham.”
  • World Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Will be playing at several more film festivals throughout 2018.

American Patriot, Independent Short Film

  • A dark comedy about a man who pretends to have been a New York firefighter on 9/11 to pickup women.
  • Premiered at The Palm Springs International ShortFest, an Oscar qualifier festival.
  • Official Selection at several other film festivals.
  • Currently in talks for distribution.

Survived by the Future of Mankind, Independent Short Film

  • A drama about the last two people on earth and their ultimate obligation: to repopulate.
  • Currently submitting to festivals.

Greatest Hits, Independent Short Film

  • Turk Thirst, former lead singer of the band Malta, Etc., sings to a dying boy to make some extra cash.
  • Winner of the 2Change Films Short Film Contest 2010

RAVE, Independent Music Video

  • Spec Music Video
  • 35mm film

War Torn, Independent Short Film

  • A young couple’s relationship is changed forever during the Vietnam War.
  • Official Selection at International Film Festivals.
  • 16mm film

Dawson, Independent Short Film

  • Aiden is enraged when he finds out that Dawson Creek’s James Van Der Beek hit on his girlfriend.

Roses and Bubbles, Independent Short Documentary

  • The story of a man named Raul who sells roses by the freeway and why he had to leave his home in Mexico.

Drive, Independent Music Video

  • Spec music video for Radiohead’s “How to Disappear Completely.”

Perspectives, UCSB Thesis Documentary

  • A film about the immigrants and homeless who recycle cans leftover from parties in the college town of Isla Vista, CA.
  • Received streaming distribution deal.
  • Corwin Award Winner – Best UCSB Film.
  • 3rd Place Documentary – Angelus Awards Film Festival.
  • Official Selection at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, an Oscar qualifier festival.
  • Called a “perfect film” by The Santa Barbara Independent.

Education

University of Southern California

  • Master of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts Production –Directing and Cinematography. GPA: 3.8 – Honors

University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. GPA: 3.9 – Highest Honors, Film Studies Departmental Honors
  • Honors Program Graduate

Skills

  • Working cinematographer with experience on 35mm, 16mm, and HD formats. Films have won multiple awards.
  • Experience with Avid, Final Cut, and Pro Tools.
  • Worked professionally as an editor and in production sound.

Director of Photography

Director of Photography

Purdah, JG Films Feature Documentary

• Two years ago, Kaikasha Mirza removed her burkha for the first time in order to play competitive cricket. Now, Kaikasha is the only Muslim trying out for the prestigious Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team. “Purdah” is a feature documentary about her journey while overcoming societal pressure, family crises, and poverty. Reviews have called the film “inspiring,” a “must-see,” and “a real life Bend It Like Beckham.”

• World Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival.

• Canon 5D and Sony EX3

Beyond All Boundaries, Mad Coolie Productions Feature Documentary

•Released all over India theatrically and then all over the world on television. Currently available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes, Xbox, Google Play, etc.

•Winner of six Best Film awards.

•Official Selection at dozens of film festivals internationally, including the Dallas International Film Festival and the Mumbai Film Festival.

•Sony EX3 and Canon 5D

Win Win, NABS International Productions Feature Documentary

• Sony FS7, AS7ii

Nock Out, NBC Sports

• A ten episode archery competition series for NBC Sports Television.

• Currently viewable on NBC Sports or on iTunes.

• Nikon D800, Sony EX3, Sony FS700, Go Pro

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” Music Video, RiKi Music Video

• Canon 5D

Grown Up Problems, Farmer’s Insurance web series, “Getting Married” episode, Yahoo!

•A scripted comedy web series released on Yahoo!

•Canon C300

The Bates Haunting, Turkshead Motion Picture Company Feature Film

• Now available on Netflix, iTunes, Redbox, Walmart, Amazon, and more.

• Canon 5D

Paranormal, Different Dreamer Films Feature Film

• Currently available on iTunes and other streaming services.

• Canon 5D

Weak Species, SAG Short Film

• Official Selection at over 30 film festivals

• Winner of Best Short Film at Filmout/San Diego, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, and Great Lakes Film Festival

• Red One Camera

“Zia” Music Video, Song Preservation Society Music Video

•Canon 5D

“Atoms for Peace” Music Video, Song Preservation Society Music Video

•Canon 5D

I Can Do It, Independent Pilot

•Canon 5D

Did the Dog Really Eat It?, Grason Pictures Short Film

• Currently being submitted to festivals.

• Canon 5D

Twisted Fate, Grason Pictures Short Film

• Currently being submitted to festivals.

• Canon 5D

Salvage Dream, Different Dreamer Films Feature Film

• Currently available on iTunes and other streaming services.

• Sony EX3

Rethink Your Rubbish, Reality Show Pilot

• Panasonic HVX200 and HPX170

R.A.V.E., Music Video

• Panaflex GII 35mm Camera

Union Station, Independent Short Film

• Recipient of an independent filmmaker grant from Eastman Kodak.

• Arriflex SR-2 16mm

Lucky Man, Independent Short Film

• Official Selection at over 15 film festivals.

• Finalist for multiple Best Short Film awards.

• Arriflex S 16mm Camera

Mirage, Independent Short Film

• Panasonic DVX-100B

Begin, Independent Short Film

• Panasonic DVX-100A

Fed-Ex Kinko’s, Independent Spec Commercial

• Sony PD-150

Drive, Independent Spec Music Video

• Panasonic DVX-100A

Roses and Bubbles, Independent Short Documentary

• Sony PD-150

Buffy, Independent Short Film

• Panasonic DVX-100

Education

University of Southern California

Master of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts Production

• Cinematography and Directing

• GPA: 3.8 – Graduated with Honors

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies

• GPA: 3.9 – Highest Honors, Film Studies Honors

• Honors Program Graduate

Skills

• Directed award-winning narrative and documentary films that have screened at international film festivals.

• Experienced AC, gaffer, electrician, and grip.

• Familiarity with Avid, Final Cut, and Pro Tools.

• Prior job experience with picture editing and production sound.

Cameraman

Cameraman

Director of Photography (TV/Documentary/Web Series)

  • Win Win, NABS International Productions feature documentary
  • Rare Birds, Different Dreamer Films reality pilot
  • Grown Up Problems, Farmer’s Insurance web series (“Getting Married” episode), Yahoo!
  • Nock Out, NBC Sports series
  • Purdah, JG Films feature documentary
  • Beyond All Boundaries, Mad Coolie Productions feature documentary

*For additional DP credits for scripted feature films and shorts, please go to my director of photography resume.

 

Camera Operator (Reality/Documentary)

  • The Bachelor, ABC
  • The Bachelorette, ABC
  • Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Holiday Magic, Freeform
  • Bachelor Winter Games, ABC
  • Decorating Disney, Freeform
  • Not On My Watch, Sprint and SoulPancake
  • AllSaints Jacob Banks music performance, AllSaints
  • K Rise, WV Enterprises Pilot
  • The Matchelorette, SoulPancake Pilot
  • Celebrity Closets, INE Entertainment Pilot
  • The Twins: Happily Ever After, Freeform
  • Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After, Freeform
  • Bachelor in Paradise, ABC
  • Big Brother, CBS
  • Your Shot, (lead camera operator), web series for Vevo and 7Up
  • Kings of Cheap, H2 Pilot
  • King of the Nerds, TBS
  • Cold Justice, TNT
  • Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta, VH1
  • Love and Hip Hop: New York, VH1
  • Excused, KCAL
  • Sick Mick and the Boys, DocRiot Feature Documentary
  • Rethink Your Rubbish, Turkshead Motion Picture Company Reality Show Pilot
  • Celebrity Circus, NBC
  • The Next Best Thing, ABC

Cameras: Canon C300 and 5D, Sony FS7,F5, F55, AS7, EX3, PD170, and PDW800, Panasonic DVX100B, HVX200, HDX900

 

Camera Operator (Narrative)

  • Izzy Lyon: The Unspun Truth, Cinema Relics Productions Feature Film
  • Letters from a Nut, Geffen Playhouse Feature Film
  • For the Kids, INE Entertainment Television Pilot
  • Grown Up Problems, Farmer’s Insurance web series, Yahoo!

Cameras: Canon C300 mark ii

 

Jr. Camera Operator (Reality/Documentary)

  • Cold Justice, TNT
  • The Bachelor, ABC
  • The Bachelorette, ABC
  • Bachelor Pad, ABC
  • Excused, KCAL
  • Wipeout, ABC
  • 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show, ABC
  • Celebrity Rehab, VH1

Cameras: Canon C300, Sony PDW800, Panasonic SDX900

 

Lead Camera Assistant (Reality/Documentary)

  • The Bachelor, ABC
  • The Bachelorette, ABC
  • Child Star, Slice (Canada)
  • Gone to Pot, A&E
  • Wipeout, ABC
  • 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow, ABC
  • Hidden Treasures, FreMantle Pilot

Camera: Sony PDW800, Panasonic HDX900

 

Tech Assistant

  • America’s Got Talent, NBC

Camera: Sony PDW700

 

First Assistant Camera (Reality)

  • Love at First Kiss, TLC
  • Fighting Gracies, Magical Elves Pilot
  • Bachelor in Paradise, ABC
  • The Bachelor, ABC
  • The Bachelorette, ABC
  • Food Network Star, Food Network
  • Dinner Rush, NBC Pilot
  • The Taste, ABC
  • The Breeder’s Cup, ABC
  • The Bachelorette Wedding (Camera Utility), ABC
  • Bachelor Pad, ABC
  • Catch!, FreMantle Pilot
  • Celebrity Rehab, VH1
  • Top Chef: Just Desserts, Bravo
  • The Real L Word, Showtime
  • USA Interstitials, USA
  • Wipeout, ABC

Cameras: Sony PDW800, Panasonic SDX900, Canon XHA1, and Canon XLH1

 

Camera Assistant (Narrative/Film)

  • My Crazy Ex, Lifetime Television (1st AC)
  • Santa Sent Me to the ER, TLC (1st AC)
  • The Devil’s Graveyards, History Channel (1st AC)
  • Obake, Independent Short Film (1st AC)
  • The Broken Heart of Gnocchi Bolognese, USC Graduate Thesis (1st AC)
  • Roses, USC Graduate Thesis (1st AC)
  • Greasy Spoon Diner, USC Graduate Short (1st AC)
  • Scarecrow, USC Graduate Thesis (2nd AC)
  • Jetlag, USC Graduate Thesis (2nd AC)

Cameras: Panaflex GII 35mm, Arriflex SR–‐3 Super 16mm, Arriflex SR–‐2 16mm Camera, Canon 5D

Lighting

Lighting

Gaffer

  • The Balcony, Independent Short Film
  • Obake, Independent Short Film *Official Selection at Honolulu and Palm Springs International Film Festivals
  • “End Game,” Into the Presence Music Video
  • Persuasion Music Video Series, Music Videos
  • Operation Gratitude PSA, PSA
  • Whitewater, 2Change Films Feature Film
  • In Between Days, SAG Short Film
  • What Happens in Encino, Independent Short Film
  • Liability, Independent Short Film
  • Layover, On the Shore, SAG Short Film *Shot on Super 35mm, Premiered at Honolulu International Film Festival
  • Z, USC Graduate Thesis
  • Loving Observation, USC Graduate Thesis
  • The Samurai of Strongsville, Ohio, SAG Short Film
  • Second Sight, USC Graduate Thesis
  • It’s A Wonderful Death, SAG Short Film
  • Conservative Kink, USC Graduate Thesis

Best Boy Electric

  • Grown, Independent Feature Film
  • The Ambassador’s Wife, USC Graduate Thesis

Electrician

  • Lenovo Commercial, The Woo
  • Let’s Dance, Playboy Entertainment Short Film
  • Out of Nowhere, Independent Short Film *Premiered at SXSW
  • Good Grief, USC Graduate Thesis

Key Grip

  • Lend a Hand for Love, SAG Short Film
  • Wasted on the Young, Independent Short Film
  • The Clean-Up Crew, SAG Webisodes
  • Cost of Living, USC Graduate Thesis *Student Emmy Award Winner
  • Believe It, USC Graduate Thesis

Best Boy Grip

  • Byron and Shane, Bebop Sandwich LLC Feature Film
  • “Worry About You”, 2am Club Music Video
  • Jetlag, USC Graduate Thesis

Dolly Grip

  • Light Years, USC Graduate Thesis (Fisher 11 Dolly)

Grip

  • Humane Society, Commercial/Webisodes
  • 2:13, Feature Film, It’s An Us Thing Productions
  • Blood Debts, USC Graduate Thesis

Grip/Electric

  • The Cross Before Me, SAG Short Film
  • Gift, Rocco Deluca Music Video, Ironworks Music