Every NBA player has a story that led up to Draft Night. We hear from D’Angelo Russell, his family, his coaches, and his friends telling the story of his path from Louisville, Kentucky to the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York.
I was the director of photography and editor on this piece for Uncle Toads Media Group.
Producer/Director: Chris Steblay
Co-Director: Patrick O’Dell
I’m currently in the process of submitting my latest narrative film “Last One Screaming” to film festivals, which unfortunately means it won’t be available online for a little while. For now you can get a tiny taste of the film with the first teaser trailer…
After surviving a horrific weekend at a remote cabin in the woods where all of her friends were brutally murdered, Ashley finds herself in handcuffs. Her story is extraordinary, and the cops who brought her in for questioning don’t believe a word of it. The FBI sends in a psychologist, Dr. Warren to determine whether Ashley is completely crazy, or if there’s more to her story.
Director: Matt Devino
Producer: Chris Laughter
Producer: Nicole Castillo
Production Coordinator: Jana Devino
Director of Photography: Darrin P. Nim
1st AD: Taylor Shofner
Key PA: Amanda Rian Clark
Camera Operator: Jeremie Brillant
Camera Operator: Luigi Ventura
1st AC: William Walsh
1st AC: Ivan Acero
Gaffer: JR Krauss
Swing G/E: Aaron Granillo
Sound Mixer: Brian Curley
HMU: Caitlyn Wronski
A collection of images from my favorite projects that I’ve directed.
Narrative films – Branded Content – Commercials – Documentary Films
Commercial Clients featured:
World Surf League
Allstate Motorcycle insurance
Venice Originals x Ampal Creative
Red Bull hired producer Chad White and me to create a series of videos exploring a variety of athlete’s relationship with Red Bull and using it as a performance supplement, and the perceptions of the brand and its uses form their fans and social media audience. I was the director, DP, and editor on this project.
I worked with British Airways and their agency MoFIlm to create a series of documentary style branded content films with the goal of driving people to visit Los Angeles via British Airways. I worked with five unique people to get their take on what makes LA a great city, They each gave us a tour of their favorite places to play, eat, shop, and explore that a traveler might not know about on their own. For these films I filled the role of Director, DP, and Editor.
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.