WORK

THE DARKENING SUN
Post Production (2019)  Feature / Series

When a scientific expedition tempts a restless, small-town portrait photographer to leave her life behind and document the solar eclipse of 1869, her only chance of surviving the trek across the wild Dakota territory depends on a wary ex-slave searching for his own place in the world.

HOLLY RIDGE
Post Production (2018) - Short film

Jenna arrives at her friend's house in the country for some much-needed rest. But strange things start happening: she begins sleepwalking - she wakes up in the woods, at a cemetery -- and soon the line between dreams and reality blurs. There's something about the boy and his dog she keeps seeing by the tracks...

GREENAWAY
Post Production (2019) - Short film

In a dark future, the only hope for a new life and a new world is a DNA lottery. But if you win, there's no guarantee that what you find will be better than what you had...

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2019 - Documentary feature
co-director
WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS

Built to disprove evolution, the enormous "Ark Encounter," a life-size wooden ark, takes shape in rural Williamstown. We Believe in Dinosaurs follows the designing and building of the Ark as well as growing protests from scientists, Freethinkers, and even a Kentucky pastor, while telling the story of the unsettling and uniquely American battle between science and religion.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2019

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2019

SAN FRANCISCO
AFI DOCS
2006 - Short film
GALILEO'S GRAVE

Victor, a graying amateur radio enthusiast, listens to satellites every night as they orbit the Earth. Meg, spends most of her time in a graveyard recording ghostly voices. Victor gets news that his favorite satellite is being scrapped in deep space. He decides to find Meg and share the occasion. Meg agrees, and has some news of her own…

WINNER

BEST SHORT

WINNER

BEST SHORT

ALBANY
EAST LANSING
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2009 - Documentary feature
co-director
THE ATOM SMASHERS

A group of obsessed American physicists search for the Higgs Boson— the “holy grail” of physics.  Using an aging machine and facing a  culture often at odds with science, the physicists race against a far more powerful European accelerator that threatens to upstage both them and the entire U.S. science program.

WINNER

AUDACITYAWARD

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2009

PARISCIENCE
VANCOUVER
THE SHADOW AND THE SOUND
2002 - Short film

An experimental musing on dreams, magic, the moon, the power of love to blind us, and the mischief of the gods.

2012 - Short film
NUMBER 6

At the end of the world, one planet might bring hope to humanity as a future home. But time is running out, and one man is sent across space to find out we can have another chance at life. What does it feel like to be the last human in the universe?

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WINNER GOLD

HUGO

WINNER

BEST

DOC

THE BELIEVERS
2013 - Documentary feature
co-director
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March 1989: two respected chemists from the University of Utah announce they have solved the world’s energy problems using seawater, batteries, and the mysterious glass contraption they hold proudly in their hands. “Cold Fusion” is born. But in three short months, their careers are in tatters, their reputations ruined, and Cold Fusion is synonymous with "bad science."

CHICAGO
MARYLAND

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2001

I WILL IF YOU WILL
2001 - Short film

When Heather tries to sneak home after cheating on her boyfriend, she forgets that his parents are visiting and waiting on her to show them the town. (Shot in a continuous 14 minute take)

IFP NEW YORK
2001 - Feature
SUBTERRANEA

Samantha, Max, Steph, and Victor decide to walk thirty miles and three days across a forest towards the world's second-largest electric mining shovel, making a movie and taking pictures along the way. They get lost, turn on each other, and ultimately find out a great deal about themselves. And about Johnny Cash.

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2017 - Music Video
I AM THE WEDDING CAKE

The Life and Times music video

2009 - Short film
THE TENNESSEE WALTZ

A lonely spaceman flies through space with his lost love. Then, a planet re-unites them, but not in this world...

 

Shot on 16mm film using in-camera special effects.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2009

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND