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.
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.