Gabriela + Jordan

One year ago today, on November 8, 2013, my best friend Gabriela married her best friend Jordan. 18 days later they welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Sofia Harper. This was a beautiful moment that I am so happy I got to experience, and now I’m happy to share it with you. Happy first anniversary, Gabriela & Jordan!

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Ashes to Ashes

Please help this talented UTA filmmaker, inspiring guy, and someone very special to me, Brad Gamm, make his senior thesis film Ashes to Ashes Movie!

This is a short film about a father’s last attempt to reconnect with his son after a long absence. The story is personal to Brad, and comes from the heart. Not only will it be a touching film, but it will be gorgeous to look at! We are excited to be shooting in the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma in just a short 4 weeks.

Please take the time to look at the film’s Indiegogo page, donate if you can, and share the link to your friends! We would love to have your support as we set out to create this film.

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Dallas VideoFest

I am excited to announce that my short film SOLSTICE will be screening the Dallas VideoFest this year! The film will screen in the Family Story shorts program on Saturday, October 18 at 1:15pm at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.

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.

One Hitta Quitta

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!

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AVSD Editor

It’s official. I am AVSD Productions‘ newest full time editor! The company creates wedding, corporate, commercial, 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.

For Andrew

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).

Sway

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!

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Graduation

I still can’t believe this happened.

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.

I’m proud to say I come from UTA’s film program.

Angels In Everything

I am so happy to share this new Blue October music video directed by my good friend Bongani Mlambo. Many good times were had creating this gorgeous piece of art. Check it out, like, and share!

Inspiration

There are a thousand no’s for every yes.

I love this. It speaks true to every creative process and why we work so hard to do what we do.