Work Samples

17 Jul
I directed a short documentary for the Immigrant Health Initiative called A Son’s Survival. Here is the write up of the program.
And the video:

Hard Case 42 short snippets that I directed under “Hard Case” which was a spin off from Murder in Swan Pond. Find them all here:

Murder in Swan Pond that I directed:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

I directed The Subway Sponsored webseries called “Frat House Musical.” It screened at SXSW and won the Best Series category in the College Emmys. I directed all the episodes and my producers/ co-writers and I introduce each episode:
Episode 1:
Episode 3: 

I did some video coverage for the LA Food and Wine Festival for KCET Food.

I produced Adána short film about a young boy abducted to pay off his father’s debt in Mexico. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2013 Court Métrage and won the Grand, Jury, and Audience Award at the Diversity Shorts Showcase.


This is a documentary I directed called The Raw Truth that received broadcasting on The Doc Channel, Parallel Lines, Gaiam TV, and SHORTS HD TV. It was a finalist at the 2nd Annual Arclight Cinemas Film Festival. It’s narrated by Andy Dick, starring various Raw Vegans and celebrity chefs like Ludo Lefevbre and Mark Peel.


I produced a short film called ¡Understudy! in 2012 starring Jeanine Mason, winner of Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance.

Here is a trailer:

I produced a short film called Polar Opposites in 2012, a short doc that examines the worldwide popularity of pole dancing classes through the lens of third wave feminism.Premiered on the DOC channel.

This is a YouTube Channel called “Girls Who Don’t Wanna Look Fat” about two women ranting about living as a chubby person in a skinny world. I wrote, directed, produced, and starred in it with my co-creator. This is what we do in our spare time when we are not on projects.

Surviving a Slutty Halloween:
Tackling a Tense Thanksgiving:

And Here are some other videos on my Vimeo page:

Murder Mondays – Premiere of Murder in Swan Pond!

28 Oct

At the beginning of this year, I had the opportunity to direct a 3 part web series called Murder in Swan Pond. Today is the first day you can watch it online!

Episode 1 is here, starting off  the 1 in 3 “Murder Mondays!” series with the next episodes launching in subsequent mondays.

Hope you enjoy this series and I hope I can make more of these soon. It was one of the best experiences I had in filmmaking, collaborating, and testing our talents, budget, and voice.

Hard Case: Murder in Swan Pond: Hard Case: Murder in Swan Pond – Part 1

Murder in Swan Pond in Post Production!

1 Jul

Attn Swansters,

Murder in Swan Pond is in its last phase of post-production so watch out for its premiere at the end of summer! The music scoring sessions with our wonderful composers, Alexis Marsh and Sam Jones, is always an inspiring and soul-enriching time. Our editor, Joel Townsend, goes out of his way to make sure all the new edits (and there are always new edits) are in line with the utmost patience, our sound designer/mixer, Kim Patrick, is a true warrior who is working all the way from the Bay Area, and our VFX guru, Jefferson Wu, will work his magic to bring some life into the series. We have an amazing post-production team and we’re so excited to premiere it to all of you!

In the meantime, please watch these thank you videos from our cast members:

ADÁN takes home 3 prizes from Cannes!

24 May

The last film I produced from USC, called ADÁN, premiered at the Festival De Cannes Court Metrage Short Film Corner and swept the Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase by winning the Grand Prize, the Jury Award, and the Audience Award.

Read more here:

Frat House Musical Nominated for Student Emmy’s!

10 Mar


Frat House Musical Won for “BEST SERIES” at the College Television Awards!!!!!!

Great News!!!

Frat House Musical has been nominated for a Student Emmy in 2013’s College Television Awards, produced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation (the Emmy people)!  We got nominated in the Series category. The awards show will be on April 25th.

This is so very exciting but none of this would have happened without everyone’s support and hard work. It was a grueling timeline but it pushed everyone to bring their A-game, and we rose to the top. Thank you to all the cast, crew, supporters, fans, “likers” on FB, “viewers” on,, and for following our journey through SXSW and beyond.

A blurb from the Academy…
“The College Television Awards is a national competition recognizing excellence in college student-produced video, digital and film work.  Each year, we receive entries from hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide.  As with the Primetime Emmy® Awards, entries are awarded based on excellence in overall production.”
Thank you! Just being nominated is such an honor.

Back from Bolivia

2 Mar

Coming back from Bolivia is always a mind opening, amazing experience. I was there for some research and will hope to be able to show you guys a sneak peak at what I’ll be working on for the next few years, on and off, when I have time, money, resources.

Until then, I leave you this breathtaking picture.



Frat House Musical Behind The Scenes

20 Feb


Here are some behind the scenes pictures of Frat House Musical. We had to wait until after we launched to share it so here it is! Will be adding more to that collection.

And remember you can watch all full episodes at


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