Born and raised in BC, I’ve been making films for as long as I can remember. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, tell stories and collaborate with other creative types.
My career started with running 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 the world’s best genre festivals.
I co-wrote and directed Glimpse which premiered at VIFF and took 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 the TV pitch sizzle reels Promoter and The Shameless Traveller, four episodes of the web series Libelle, eight opening films for Crazy8’s, and PSA’s for the Wrecking Ball Society and Frames Film Project.
My favourite films to direct are dark comedies and/or thrillers. They often deal with situations that society would prefer not to talk out loud about.
I’ve also shot and edited hundreds of short docs, news segments, corporate and behind the scenes work, usually as a one-man crew. Clients have included Disney, Legendary Pictures, BBC America and 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 coach individuals in filmmaking. I’ve run filmmaking camps in Victoria, Toronto and the Northwest Territories; and founded Frames Film Project for at-risk youth.
Outside of the industry, I practice transcendental meditation, play volleyball year-round, and host theme parties and other spontaneous events.