Outside Comedy is a documentary series in development about the passions and hobbies of comedians outside of their normal comedy lives. Charming, intimate, and un-rehearsed, it's a deeper look at how these skilled observers think about the world and how they engage with the world away from the stage.
Petecia "Le Fawnhawk" Maggiori and Mark Maggiori are Los Angeles based artists and they're married and in love. They're friends of mine who take a lot of their inspiration from the desert, digging deep into the nature and legend of the American wild west. I asked if I could go with them some time and make a portrait of them. This piece is about how an artist is viewed from the one who loves them and how they inspire one another. And it's about my own, imperfect, messy, human love for them both and trying to capture a bit of them in my own art.
Artists In Love
A short documentary about a man who goes into the mountains of Los Angeles, looking for gold and the answer to some hard questions about himself. Full LA Miner Page: LA Miner
Film Festivals: Brooklyn Film Festival - Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Arizona International Film Festival Oceanside Film Festival Nevada City Film Festival Napa Valley Film Festival Dublin International Film Festival
Sirens is an exploration of light and figures under water, compiled from a week of free-diving. In short, an experiment. The ocean, a feel for film and the rhythm of muses: this is LA.
Models: Linda Wood Meagan Judkins Courtney Logue Tristan Paige Lindsey Wood
Off The Mat, Into The World
A short documentary by Michael Schwartz and Thomas Wood about Off The Mat Into The World's confrontation with sex trafficking in India.
Off The Mat Into The World - Teaser
Reach is an experiment in travel documentary, where the cast would be the only crew. We eight filmmakers and explorers would set out alone over a weekend and try to document the intimacy, humor, friendship and discovery that happens when people travel somewhere new together and have an adventure. This project was a blast, and it's my hope that we can someday develop it further. Reach is about the adventure, but it is also about how to tell a story.
See the Full Film here: https://vimeo.com/66968041
REACH - Teaser 02 - :60
What Democracy Looks Like
A collection of images and ideas from and inspired by the march against the #MuslimBan at LAX, Los Angeles, CA on 1/30/17. And dedicated to the good work at the ACLU.