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I use a camera because I know of no other more powerful way to convey ideas and feelings.  Filmmaking and photography can run the gamut from abstract art to very pointed and specific messages.  Giving people a view through my lens is the best way I know of to express how I see the world and also to effect the change I want to see in the world.  I’ve always had a difficult time reigning in all of my diverse interests and my filmmaking endeavors reflect that.  Vision is the theme of my work more than any particular subject and I enjoy turning my lens on everything from social issues and the natural world to music and people.

Through my production company,  Rhythm Productions,  I strive to create independent media and work within funding and distribution models that leave my films free of the commercial biases that work their way into so much of mainstream,  broadcast media.  The central doctrine of Rhythm Productions is that a diverse and independent media environment is vital to the functioning of a healthy democracy.  By seeking out independent funding sources and creative outlets and partnerships for distribution, Rhythm Productions is able to make refreshing and valuable contributions to the media dialogue that plays such an important role in our society.  Within this context,  the goal of Rhythm Productions is to create art.  I believe not only that art and documentary film can coexist,  but that they are a particularly fruitful coupling.  An insistence on approaching films as fine art rather than as a “product” is a driving force in my filmmaking endeavors.  Films should offer another way of seeing the world and to this end,  I strive to use images, words and music to create films that convey beauty and emotion in addition to information.

Please have a look around and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments or just to say hi.

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