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Award-Winning Drama Short Film // Note to Self
Check out the trailer for our 2018 time travel drama created for the 48 Hour Film Project, made in collaboration with DEFT. In it, a man makes a desperate attempt to fix his life by sending a message to his former self. The short won Best Directing, Best Acting, Best Editing, Best Use of Line, Audience Choice, and Runner Up Best Film.
Award-Winning Animated Short Film // The Eye
This brief short film takes the form of a PSA and has been shown internationally to great reactions.
Award-Winning Comedy Short Film // Whistle Boys
Currently on the festival circuit, Whistle Boys is a short silent film about two vigilante cops bonded by a shared love of rattail whistles.
This short chronicles the convoluted, life-threatening journey of one man in a world in which gluten has been made illegal.
Take a look at the incredible work of Beza Threads and Hope for Children Ethiopia, two organizations that helps rescue boys from sweatshops and girls from forced prostitution in Ethiopia.
I had an amazing time co-directing and co-shooting this award-winning web spot for Northwest Iowa Development with Paul David Benedict in which we contrasted the dreadful lives of those in the big city with those of northwest Iowa residents, who are showered with free cookies every day. I also wrote the soundtrack for this and the followup ads.
It was great fun to work with MAIDS again on this music video for their song, “Takes a Little Magic” which I shot with Joey Leaming. Jami Milne and Sarah Ivanovich coordinated a beautiful ballet dance to the song, which we filmed in black and white at Noce in Des Moines.
My brother Wes and I wrote, shot, directed, and edited this semi-comical video review of Everlane’s Oxford button-down shirt for our ethically made clothing site, BetterThread.
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