Cinematographer. Filmmaker. Storyteller.
As a Director-Cinematographer-Photographer, I enjoy visualizing and creating fresh new work for documentaries, narrative film, music videos, socially and environmentally conscious brands.
My passion for the fine arts began in grammar school as I thoroughly engaged myself in illustration, painting, music, literature, film and photography. I was very fortunate to be accepted to both Webster University and UCLA for film studies, and my professional career began during undergraduate second semester when I was hired as a Camera Assistant and Co-Producer for WGBH to film a documentary series focusing on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In Los Angeles and Saint Louis I worked on multiple feature films and commercials, and I joined the International Cinematographer’s Guild directly after receiving my undergraduate degree and a student Emmy Award for Music Video Cinematography.
In 2005 a short film I lensed “Persona”, received multiple Best Cinematography awards within the domestic U.S. Festival network. In 2008 I was one of three Directors of Photography contributing work to “We Live in Public”, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature Film at Sundance in 2009.
Beginning in 2010 and continuing through 2011 I was the lead Director of Photography for the social media and commercial marketing of the Nissan Leaf, and this included touring the United States to educate consumers, ultimately leading to the success of this EV and influencing the creation of others electric vehicles.
In 2013, I founded a production agency, The Jukebox Romeos. Our slogan was “We See Music”. On YouTube alone, the content my team and I produced exceeds 150,000,000 views.
In 2019 I collaborated with The Russo Brothers, Profile Studios and Marvel Entertainment as a VFX Camera Operator for “Avengers: Endgame” in Los Angeles; this incredible experience provided me with a new opportunity to continue my collaboration with the Russo Brothers on a new Global Spy-Action Story Universe for Amazon Studios.
Beginning in 2020 and continuing through 2022, I served as the Lead Creative Director for a new Tier One Amazon Prime Series, “Citadel”. I worked daily with the lead creator, Josh Applebaum, his team at Midnight Radio, Director Brian Kirk and Cinematographer Tom Sigel to create all of the publicity and marketing for the show; sparing no expense to match the tone and visual sophistication of the series. I had the pleasure of working closely with our main unit talent as well; including Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra, Stanley Tucci, Ashleigh Cummings and Roland Møller.
I look forward to our conversation about how we may collaborate & elevate one another.