Started as a grip, now a director, but always a creator.
Working from the ground up I started as a grip, after learning my job well I started looking around at other jobs I could move towards. I loved the idea of gaffing- to be responsible to light a scene making it feel natural with a good deal of drama is something I will always love.
After understanding what projects need to be lit what ways and getting a firm grasp on my own style to bring to the table I received an offer to direct a big budget commercial. This is not the normal jump to make- from Gaffer to Director? I received a lot of questions from friends and other freelancers I worked with constantly, as to how or why would someone make this jump.
But what most people hadn't seen was that since 2009 I had been directing, and shooting documentaries, commercials, music videos and short cinematic narratives on my own. After a decade of making films and commercials I had stacked a large supply of work that allowed me to make this transition I had worked diligently for ten years to make happen.
I still Grip, I still Gaff, and I will always keep making my own films. I'm not in this business to make beautiful content that actually means something, I make solid meaningful and thoughtfully constructed frames and interviews that mean something, and therefore I am in this business.
I have been in the industry since 2010.