Here’s a branded content/documentary piece about Jess and his brand 174 Leatherworks. I was the DoP on this, as well as co-editor with Jai Rakic…
When his younger brother, Tim, passed away, Jess found solace in leatherwork. The strength of the blade. The scent of the cowhide. The notion of creating something by hand. Jess discovered a sense of comfort in his workshop that he couldn’t find anywhere else.
Before long, Jess’s friends and family received their belts—and more. Since progressing as a craftsman, Jess graduated to more intricate pieces such as wallets and motorcycle accessories in honor of Tim, who was an avid Motocross biker. His racing number? 174.
To this day, everything Jess creates is a tribute to his brother and a testament to the unmatched quality of handcrafted goods.
Most fans know WSL Championship Tour surfer Courtney Conlogue for her warrior-like approach. But the Californian, who was runner-up to the World Title in 2016, also has an artistic side and a lifelong wanderlust that has led her to countless destinations worldwide. More recently, however, she followed her passion for surf, art and adventure to Havana, Cuba, where she immersed herself in the culture and chased some waves — more like wavelets, to be accurate — for laughs, learning and an unparalleled experience. Sea Change is the product of her trip, in partnership with Billabong Women’s. It’s a visual travelogue soaked in sunshine, laden with music and splashed with local surf and smiles. It’s a virtual passport to a place that, despite loosening borders, is still terra incognita for even the most intrepid of travelers. Until now.
TRIUMPH IN THE DESERT is a short documentary film focusing on the crew at BA Moto, and their passion for restoring British motorcycles from the 60’s and retrofitting them into race machines capable of taking on the brutal sport of desert racing. Follow along as they restore two 1969 Triumphs, then race them for the first time, in a story about taking the hard route to achieve something greater.
Starring: Nate Hudson, Viet Nguyen, Tamara Raye, John Crain
Director: Matt Devino
Producer: David Barnblatt
Executive Producer: Pam Tarr
Director of Photography: JR Kraus
Editor: Matt Devino
Original Score: Kenny Gray
B-Camera: Matt Devino
1st AC: Symon Mink
Colorist/DIT: Bryce Marraro
Set Designer: Paul Dove
Shot on the Arri Alexa Mini and Red Scarlet-W, with Rokinon Cine-DS Primes, Canon L series zooms, and the DJI Ronin and Phantom 3.
A collection of images from my favorite projects that I directed over the past couple of years.
Branded Content – Commercials – Short Films.
World Surf League
All State Motorcycle
Venice Originals x Ampal Creative