making movies since editing was linear
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NYT Op-Ed Video

Produced and directed this short video featured as an Op-Ed documentary on nytimes.com. The short is a selection from “Silent Partners”, an official selection of Newfest 2010. Pop Matters gave the documentary a 9/10 rating.

"I'm A Guy"

A selection from a feature documentary currently in production. The story of a couple that challenges gender norms in many ways, but at the end of the day they're just very much in love. 

Maribel Vs. McDonald's

This look at a single mother's fight for a 15 dollar an hour living wage was featured on Yahoo's front page and on The Daily Mail

What It's Like To Live In The L.A. River

While riding my bike alongside the L.A. river, I saw a woman washing her clothes and hanging them from a branch. It was a haunting image, and I decided to go back and try to find her to learn more of her story. She was so generous and showed me around where she make her camp and the area that she keeps clean day after day. 

If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say

This viral hit was profiled in ADWEEK in addition to being covered by Upworthy, Jezebel, Angry Asian Man, and many other outlets. In the week of its release, it was one of the top ten most viewed videos on all of YouTube and one of the most shared. 

In Their Boots - Other Than Honorable

This documentary follows the trials, both literal and figurative, of three Marine Corps veterans who chose to participate in an experimental veterans court program in Orange County, California. 

Mother and Daughter

Directed this 30-second television spot for Dave Domina for U.S. Senate. More info on Deborah's remarkable story here:dominalaw.com/documents/Van-Groningen.pdf

What If Adults Had Tantrums Like Toddlers?

Wrote and directed this short video which became a viral hit with parents of toddlers, toddlers themselves and anyone else who just feels like having a tantrum. Parenting blogs called it "genius" and "hilarious."

The Human's Guide

Produced, shot and edited this short website promo featuring man on the street interviews in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York City. 

Pee-wee Goes To Sturgis

Shot, edited and co-produced this short film of Pee-wee Herman's adventure at the Sturgis motorcycle festival in South Dakota.  

Via Text

Wrote and directed this short film that was distributed by the popular YOMYOMF YouTube channelbroadcast on MNET and appeared at film fests throughout the country.

Disneyland Secrets Everyone Should Know

Shot in a day, edited the next, this gives you all the Disney tips you'll ever need in two minutes or less. 

The Man's Guide To Love #612

Produced, shot and edited this video (and hundreds of others) for themansguidetolove.com.

Ken Burns Interview, HuffPost Live

Produced this interview with Ken Burns about his documentary "The Central Park Five."

After Prop 19

Wrote and directed this short for Funny Or Die during the leadup to the high profile California resolution to legalize marijuana. 

Creature Comforts (Behind The Microphone)

I was an editor and field producer for Creature Comforts America which aired on CBS of all places in the summer of 2007.  This is a behind the scenes video that shows a bit of the process. 

Geeks On Board (trailer)

Trailer for the documentary film that I directed in 2004, starring none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.  

Kings Park Documentary Trailer

I worked as an Associate Producer on the powerful documentary "Kings Park" and edited the film's trailer.  

Meet The Wall Street Trader Who Walked Away From Millions

Sam Polk wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times about greed addiction that struck a chord with many who are critical of Wall Street excesses. This video tells Sam's story in his own words, juxtaposed with some humor in the archival images. 

This Is Westland

Produced and edited this short film for a progressive elementary school in Los Angeles called Westland

3-D Confetti

Produced, shot and edited this behind the scenes video for filmindependent.org.  

Home Cooked

I shot and directed this pitch video for a family-hosted cooking show.  

Homer Simpson's Late Night Monologue

Edited this one of a kind animated intro to "The Tonight Show" with Homer Simpson taking over for Jay.

Ezzy & Cleveland

Produced and edited this narrative short film that played in film festivals throughout the world.  

NYT Op-Ed Video

Produced and directed this short video featured as an Op-Ed documentary on nytimes.com. The short is a selection from “Silent Partners”, an official selection of Newfest 2010. Pop Matters gave the documentary a 9/10 rating.

"I'm A Guy"

A selection from a feature documentary currently in production. The story of a couple that challenges gender norms in many ways, but at the end of the day they're just very much in love. 

Maribel Vs. McDonald's

This look at a single mother's fight for a 15 dollar an hour living wage was featured on Yahoo's front page and on The Daily Mail

What It's Like To Live In The L.A. River

While riding my bike alongside the L.A. river, I saw a woman washing her clothes and hanging them from a branch. It was a haunting image, and I decided to go back and try to find her to learn more of her story. She was so generous and showed me around where she make her camp and the area that she keeps clean day after day. 

If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say

This viral hit was profiled in ADWEEK in addition to being covered by Upworthy, Jezebel, Angry Asian Man, and many other outlets. In the week of its release, it was one of the top ten most viewed videos on all of YouTube and one of the most shared. 

In Their Boots - Other Than Honorable

This documentary follows the trials, both literal and figurative, of three Marine Corps veterans who chose to participate in an experimental veterans court program in Orange County, California. 

Mother and Daughter

Directed this 30-second television spot for Dave Domina for U.S. Senate. More info on Deborah's remarkable story here:dominalaw.com/documents/Van-Groningen.pdf

What If Adults Had Tantrums Like Toddlers?

Wrote and directed this short video which became a viral hit with parents of toddlers, toddlers themselves and anyone else who just feels like having a tantrum. Parenting blogs called it "genius" and "hilarious."

The Human's Guide

Produced, shot and edited this short website promo featuring man on the street interviews in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York City. 

Pee-wee Goes To Sturgis

Shot, edited and co-produced this short film of Pee-wee Herman's adventure at the Sturgis motorcycle festival in South Dakota.  

Via Text

Wrote and directed this short film that was distributed by the popular YOMYOMF YouTube channelbroadcast on MNET and appeared at film fests throughout the country.

Disneyland Secrets Everyone Should Know

Shot in a day, edited the next, this gives you all the Disney tips you'll ever need in two minutes or less. 

The Man's Guide To Love #612

Produced, shot and edited this video (and hundreds of others) for themansguidetolove.com.

Ken Burns Interview, HuffPost Live

Produced this interview with Ken Burns about his documentary "The Central Park Five."

After Prop 19

Wrote and directed this short for Funny Or Die during the leadup to the high profile California resolution to legalize marijuana. 

Creature Comforts (Behind The Microphone)

I was an editor and field producer for Creature Comforts America which aired on CBS of all places in the summer of 2007.  This is a behind the scenes video that shows a bit of the process. 

Geeks On Board (trailer)

Trailer for the documentary film that I directed in 2004, starring none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.  

Kings Park Documentary Trailer

I worked as an Associate Producer on the powerful documentary "Kings Park" and edited the film's trailer.  

Meet The Wall Street Trader Who Walked Away From Millions

Sam Polk wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times about greed addiction that struck a chord with many who are critical of Wall Street excesses. This video tells Sam's story in his own words, juxtaposed with some humor in the archival images. 

This Is Westland

Produced and edited this short film for a progressive elementary school in Los Angeles called Westland

3-D Confetti

Produced, shot and edited this behind the scenes video for filmindependent.org.  

Home Cooked

I shot and directed this pitch video for a family-hosted cooking show.  

Homer Simpson's Late Night Monologue

Edited this one of a kind animated intro to "The Tonight Show" with Homer Simpson taking over for Jay.

Ezzy & Cleveland

Produced and edited this narrative short film that played in film festivals throughout the world.  

NYT Op-Ed Video
"I'm A Guy"
Maribel Vs. McDonald's
What It's Like To Live In The L.A. River
If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say
In Their Boots - Other Than Honorable
Mother and Daughter
What If Adults Had Tantrums Like Toddlers?
The Human's Guide
Pee-wee Goes To Sturgis
Via Text
Disneyland Secrets Everyone Should Know
The Man's Guide To Love #612
Ken Burns Interview, HuffPost Live
After Prop 19
Creature Comforts (Behind The Microphone)
Geeks On Board (trailer)
Kings Park Documentary Trailer
Meet The Wall Street Trader Who Walked Away From Millions
This Is Westland
3-D Confetti
Home Cooked
Homer Simpson's Late Night Monologue
Ezzy & Cleveland