To add to the excitement, our very own Juli Erickson and Grant James are this year’s festival’s honorees! I’m so proud to have them both in this film & I’m so happy that they will be honored for the talented actors and amazing people that they are. Juli & Grant’s tribute will be Sunday, October 19 at 6pm.
This weekend I had the opportunity to work on a new short film directed by one of my former professors at UTA, Ya’Ke Smith. The entire film was shot on two iPhones, and all in one day of shooting. It was so good to be on set again, and I’m happy it was with my UTA family!
I’m excited to share the news that I am AVSD Productions‘ newest full time editor! The company creates wedding videos, corporate videos, commercials, and music videos. With this job I will be able to dabble in a little bit of everything, while getting paid to do what I have always loved—editing video.
Since before I was in high school I dreamed of the day that my job would be editing video. It felt like a long time coming, but the day is finally here. This is just the beginning of my career, and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.
Last night my older brother Andrew graduated with his master’s from SMU’s Guildhall. I watched him work so hard over the last two years to achieve this degree, and last night it all came to a head. Andrew has accepted a job offer at a video game company called 5th Cell located in Bellevue, Washington. We are so proud of him, but there is a slight sting that in a short two weeks he will be starting this new chapter in his life so far away from home.
This video is for Andrew, to remind him of some of his greatest achievements—big and small—in his life thus far. More importantly, it is to show that his family loves him, and we will always be here for support (and to test run all of his games).
I’m excited to share Blue October‘s latest music video “Sway” directed by the crazy talented Bongani Mlambo. This was such an awesome shoot to be a part of. These guys are super cool & fun to work with. I’m grateful for the experience. Check it out, like & share!
Last night I graduated with a BFA in Film/Video from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am so fortunate to have walked the stage with eight of my friends and fellow filmmakers who I shared my college experience with. Many thanks to our professors, Bart Weiss, Ya’Ke Smith, and Mark Clive. You have inspired us and given us the knowledge and drive to achieve our goals.
Join us for the Shorts Program Two on Sunday, June 9th, 1:00pm at the Kessler Theater to see the newest version of Solstice. We have made some changes since the last screening, including some incredible sound design by Johnny Marshall. Tickets are $10, available online or at the door.
There will be a Q&A afterward. Bring all your friends!
Last night we got to celebrate Solstice at our cast & crew wrap party. It was so great to see our little family again. Jacob and his mom brought us all a huge gift basket full of all kinds of goodies and many memories from the set! It was the sweetest thing ever.
I am so blessed to have had so many amazing people work on this film. I love them all so much. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for Solstice, and to make many more films with these people in the future.