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Film

- Shot in the style of cinéma vérité on location and in homes. Conducted one-on-one interviews and captured intimate moments.

Jonah's Journey is a documentary short about a transgender boy from Needham, MA. After years of feeling out of place and confused in a girl's body, Jonah attempted suicide and was hospitalized and medicated. Once he was able to identify the source of his depression, Jonah began his physical transformation to male. The film is an intimate portrait of a family's journey to save and protect a child in crisis, as well as a look at what unconditional love truly means.


In late 2012, I found Jonah's YouTube channel completely by accident and became immediately interested in his story of transitioning from female to male. From the very beginning, I was given what every filmmaker hopes for; honesty, trust, and as a bonus, friendship. Jonah's story is unique in that he was easily accepted as male by his community. This is his story.


**School project**

After 60 plus years of separation, the North and the South have developed in very different ways. While the South has raced ahead advancing its technology, healthcare, and education, the North has fallen drastically behind. 

The working title of this project comes from "one thousand-ri" (about 400 km) which is what the North Korean's call Kim Il Sung's journey to China some time after his father was arrested by the Japanese in January 1925. According to the official North Korean website, Kim (the founding father of North Korea as we know it) vowed never to return to Korea until he could make it an independent nation. His journey is still celebrated in North Korea when students between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected to march the same path that he did nearly 90 years ago. The journey represents commitment to the fatherland and to the "Eternal President" of North Korea, Kim Il Sung. It is symbolic of the sacrifices Kim made for the liberation of his country. There are variations to this story, but the journey itself is a crucial part of the history of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. **THE PRODUCTION OF THIS FILM HAS BEEN POSTPONED**


Trailer for Bearing Arms, Bearing Witness: Veterans Against the Iraq War, a documentary film about the anti-war movement in 2007. 


Morning. Creative film project to describe 'self.'


Man Up In Harlem. Documentary short about anti-gang efforts in Harlem, New York. Low resolution.