July 2014 - Story of the Gun: Before the Planet of the Apes (Year 10)
This 10 min film was made for Vice as one of three films to support the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace. There was a serious road accident involving the director, DOP and producer, half way through the shoot. Thankfully, despite the broken bones, they will all be ok and the the film was completed after a week long gap.
May / June 2014
Palo Alto. Directed by Gia Coppola gets cinematic release in US through Tribeca Film
72% from 90 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/palo_alto/
Ford Titanium / Ford Escape / 2 x 30sec TVC
Directed by Matthias Zentner for Team Detroit
Samsung Gear Fit / Galaxy commercial.
Directed by Tarsem for Korean agency Cheil. Creative director Wain Choi. Really enjoyable working with such an iconc and talented filmmaker, Tarsem.
February 2014 Hennessy wins the DGA awards for best direction of a commercial. Here is a picture of Martin and I after the DGA awards.
Chevrolet Traverse ' The new family'
Directed by The Mercadantes, Epoch Films. Agency Commonwealth. This commercial aired during the Winter Olympics and caused a little stir with its featuring of real gay families. According to NBC it was well received by the gay community. '"Chevrolet has nailed it with ads that truly reflect the fabric of our nation, which today includes gay and lesbian families," (GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "Recent LGBT-inclusive ads like these not only raise the bar for the advertising industry, but also reflect the growing support and acceptance of LGBT people."
5th December 2013 - Palo Alto (directed by Gia Coppola) theatrical release.
Tribeca Film will be distributing Palo Alto. Cinematic release expected spring 2014. Check out Variety review here.
22nd November 2013 - Arcade Fire music video
This is the Arcade Fire video for the track 'Afterlife' I edited for Emily Kai Bock (Iconoclast). Perhaps more of a short film than a music video. Super talented and driven director and a great co editor too. Voted top 15 videos of 2013 by Videostatic
11 November 2013 - Hennessy commercial
Here is the commercial I edited for Hennessy. Directed by Martin de Thurah (Epoch) for Droga5 and edited at Spot Welders NY. It is based on the story of Malcolm Campbell who beat his own land speed record again and again. The film is called 'The Man who could not slow down'. Very enjoyable working on this project and really happy with the finished films.
01 November 2013 - Val Kilmer's Citizen Twain ad
This is the commercial for Val Kilmer's 'Citizen Twain' commercial I recently made from some of my documentary footage. Casey from Shipping and Handling kindly helped with the titles. Its loud and brash but hopefully funny - its designed for selling tickets through cable TV, rather than for winning advertising awards! He is performing at the Laguna Playhouse November 21st - 24th 2013. Its in an incredible show if you get the chance.
20 October 2013 - Apple iPhone 5 commercials
This is an apple commercial I edited for the new colored iphones. Directed by The Mercadantes (Epoch Films) for Apple. I edited this Apple campagin along with Paul Sabater from Spotwelders. (here is a youtube link).
June 2013 - Halifax Superhero campaign, UK.
Directed by Mike Long for Adam & Eve DDB, London.
April 2013. Philadelphia commercial.
Directed by Mike Long, Epoch London for BBH.
We used the original Thomas Crown Affair music for tension. Shot on 35mm.
Call of Duty 'Masks', directed by Mark Romanek.
Call of Duty 'Masks' 30sec. Directed by Mark Romanek / Anonymous. I edited the 30sec version for 72&Sunny while on set in Los Angeles.
Nov 2012 - March 2013 - Palo Alto movie, Directed by Gia Coppola, written by Gia Coppola / James Franco
This is a trailer to the indie film I cut for Gia Coppola starring Jack Kilmer, Emma Roberts, James Franco, Nat Wolfe, Val Kilmer. It has shown at Toronto, Venice and Telluride film festivals and received great reviews so far. Gia did an amazing job with the performances of the kids, it is fresh and worth watching. It will be distributed in 2014. Edited at Spot Welders LA.