I use a camera because I know of no other more powerful way to convey ideas and feelings and effect change. Filmmaking and photography can run the gamut from abstract art to very pointed and specific messages. 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.

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. 

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

You can find my CV and more info about my work here.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Larry Vanderlinden

    Wow. You do great work. Where will your award winning piece “Montana” be viewable?
    Your Exuma piece made me realize what I have been missing since I last visited the Exumas in the early 90’s.
    The Maldives are pretty cool too. My wife and I visited Maafushi et al last fall.
    Larry Vanderlinden
    Anchorage, AK
    UM ’71

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