Director of Photography


As a filmmaker I strive to tell stories that challenge and inspire viewers.  As a director of photography I compose and light with the intent of developing a cinematic texture that supports and enhances the story.

Most recently I was the Director of Photography on a national television program “I am Frankie” produced by Viacom International but my credits as director of photography include several feature documentaries including The U (ESPN’s 30 for 30 Series), Limelight (Tribeca Film Festival 2011), Square Grouper (SXSW 2011) and Spectrum of Hope (Sundance Now Doc Club 2016). I have also been the director of photography on several music videos for Sony Music and Universal Music Group, and an array of commercial work for clients like ESPN, Chevrolet, Telemundo, Mazda, Nickelodeon, and Kia.

My directorial debut, the feature documentary A Todo Color, premiered at The Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2016, one of the three largest festivals for documentary films in the world. The film also participated in Hot Docs – Film and Music Series and won best documentary in XicanIndie Festival. My most recent short film, which I was also the director of photography and writer for, was sold and distributed by HBO in 2019.

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“It’s always better to shock people and change people’s expectations than to give them exactly what they think you can do.”   – Jonah Hill

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