Born and raised in BC, I’ve been making films for as long as I can remember.
My career started with producing two fast film contests, The 24 Hour Film Contest and The Great Canadian Commercial Contest.
Through these events, I met many of my favourite collaborators and started making short films on weekends with them.
I directed two horror shorts for the Bloodshots Film Festival, Jack and The Bully Solution. They won the Audience Choice Award and Grand Jury Prize, and screened at many of the world’s most acclaimed genre festivals including Sitges, Fantasia and Fantastic Fest.
With the support of a Directors Guild of Canada / BC film grant Kickstart, I co-wrote and directed Glimpse which premiered at Vancouver International Film Festival and won the National Screen Institute’s A&E Short Filmmakers Award. I sold Glimpse to Corus Entertainment, who screened it on the Sundance Channel and Movieola.
These accolades led to me getting work as a director for hire, including PSAs for the Directors Guild of Canada, Creative BC, MPIAA and IATSE 669; six social media ads for the Shotlister app; TV pitch sizzle reels Promoter and The Shameless Traveller; four episodes of the web series Libelle later incorporated into the feature film Mission Ninety Two: Dragonfly; and eight opening films for Crazy8’s. In recent years I’ve directed Ted Danson, Kevin Smith, Aubrey Plaza and Mary Steenbergen for various social media spots and PSAs.
I’ve also shot and edited hundreds of news segments, corporate and behind the scenes work, and other non-fiction projects, often as a one-man crew. Clients have included Disney, Netflix, Legendary Pictures, and former Mayor Gregor Robertson. I’m a member of the IATSE 669 camera union in the EPK category.
As a film instructor I teach directing, shooting and editing at InFocus Film School and do individual coaching and mentorship. I’ve run filmmaking programs and camps in Mexico, Victoria, Toronto and the Northwest Territories; and founded Frames Film Project for at-risk youth, in collaboration with Frog Hollow Neighborhood House.
Outside of the industry, I practice transcendental meditation, ski and play beach volleyball, DJ and host large-scaled theme parties.