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Role: Director of Media
This film captures the creation of the Vera Cruz house from start to finish. Sure to become a new landmark in Santa Barbara, the house is covered with hundreds of paintings. Visionary architect Jeff Shelton recruits artists throughout the area to help bring to life his latest award-winning structure.
'The Matador' is the epic tale of David Fandila's quest to become the world’s top-ranked bullfighter. Heart-wrenching setbacks and thrilling successes dramatize 'El Fandi's' three-year journey across Spain and Latin America and into the pages of bullfighting history. More than one man’s quest for greatness, “Matador” is a story of love -- of a son for his family, of audiences for their heroes, of a people for their cultural traditions, and of the bullfighter’s paradoxical love for the majestic beast that he must kill to create his art. As David struggles to achieve his place in the pantheon of Spain's greatest bullfighters, he is confronted by those who question the place of this ancient and brutal ritual in the modern world.
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Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, this film is an intimate look into the lives of women survivors of the brutal civil war in Uganda, exposing the difficulties they have faced and revealing a remarkable organization that is helping to rebuild their lives.
‘RiverWebs’ is a feature-length documentary about the excitement and passion of stream ecologists who work to understand the tangled web of connections between streams and their riparian ecosystems. The film draws readers into the life and research of Dr. Shigeru Nakano of Kyoto and Hokkaido universities, Japan, who pioneered new ways of thinking about and studying these stream-forest connections. Nakano died tragically with several other Japanese and American scientists when their boat overturned in Mexico. To date, the film has been broadcast to more than 100 million homes on PBS, shown at the largest environmental film festivals in the U.S. and Canada, and has won awards at a variety of film festivals.
Role: Cinematographer, Location Sound
If the refugee is today's tragic icon of a war-ravaged world, then Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, a reggae-inflected band born in the camps of West Africa, represents a real-life story of survival and hope. The six-member Refugee All Stars came together in Guinea after civil war forced them from their native Sierra Leone. Traumatized by physical injuries and the brutal loss of family and community, they fight back with the only means they have — music. The result is a tableau of tragedy transformed by the band's inspiring determination to sing and be heard.
As South Sudan prepares to become the world's newest country, people struggle to survive in some of the harshest conditions imaginable. The war with the north has taken a brutal toll, with over 2 million dead. Below the new border some 96 ethnic groups now face an uncertain future. Many are suffering, but it's the women and girls who have it the worst. Many are raped, while most are routinely traded for cattle and forced to serve their owners. This film is an intimate look into several different southern tribes and highlights the work being done by Mercy Beyond Borders to improve the lives of women and girls primarily through education, health care, and micro-loans.
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, legend, and the man, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, never before seen performances, previously unreleased music, and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
Role: Additional Photographer
Experts discuss the importance of sharks to the health of coral reefs. Marine ecologist Enric Sala of Scripps Institution of Oceanography talks about the role of sharks as top predators in ocean ecosystems. Peter Knight, executive director of WildAid, and Sonja Fordham of the Ocean Conservancy detail the decline of shark populations worldwide as a result of fishing pressure.
Role: Editor, Director of Photography
WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. We envision a world where people no longer buy wildlife products such as shark fin, elephant ivory and rhino horn. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on protecting animals from poaching, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products by persuading consumers and strengthening enforcement. With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and global network of media partners, WildAid leverages nearly $200 million in annual pro-bono media support.
Role: WildAid BTS Director
Cuba has a highly educated, extremely musical population , yet due to the American embargo, hundreds of trained pianists must struggle with barely working instruments. Not only are Cuban pianos aged and termite infested, they also lack strings, felts and hammers because economic sanctions prohibit Cuban tuners from ordering parts made in the U.S.
Directed by Sarah Harbin, 1999
Role: Comandante de Sonido