WSL tapped me to Produce and Edit five films for the We Are One Ocean campaign, an initiative working towards protecting 30% of our world’s ocean by 2030. Because of Covid I wasn’t able to travel to direct these films in person, so I worked remotely, guiding local crews on the creative intentions of the project and set the tone for the series along with WSL’s in-house creative director Kim Hogan and EP Tim Greenberg.
I’m extremely proud of the films we were able to creative despite the restrictions we were all placed under during Covid. To learn more and sign the petition please go to weareoneocean.org.
“As surfers and ocean lovers, the global ocean is more than just our favorite place to play. It is our arena, our office, and our inspiration. The global ocean, its waves and beaches, reefs and high seas, is truly our greatest resource and connector.
We’re calling on world leaders to adopt a target at the 2021 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to protect and conserve at least 30 percent of the global ocean, including international waters, by 2030. We urge world leaders to be driven by science, and led by an inclusive process that embraces all stakeholder communities and considers the ocean’s value to the peoples of every nation.“
In Swatch Proteam surfer Tia Blanco’s life, balance is everything: on a yoga mat and in the kitchen just as much as on a surfboard. In the second episode of the OUT/IN video series, we dive into Tia’s world and discover her connection to the sport and how her mindset shapes her path on the WSL World Championship tour.
I was the director, DP, and editor of this project.
Creative Director; Ryan Bucci
2nd Camera: Jeremie Brillant
Director/DP: Matt Devino
Creative Director: Ryan Bucci
Second Camera: Jeremie Brillant
Editor: Christian White
There’s no doubt that Swatch’s Proteam athletes, Courtney Conlogue, Tia Blanco and Coco Ho, are making waves in their sport. We’re excited to present these surfers in OUT/IN, a four-part video series that shows the duality of three of the WSL’s most talented stars. The first episode zooms in on Courtney and goes behind the scenes of the fierce, pink-powered athlete we know and shows her more artistic and fashion-forward side.
FULL STORY HERE: https://www.swatch.com/en_us/explore/…
This is a branded content piece that I directed, DP’d, and edited for Lifeproof and World Surf League. In this episode of Rosy’s Stoked, Rosy takes a day to relax on the beach with her husband Ian and her dog Mack, playing in the surf and catching some fun longboard waves.
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.
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.