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Co-Production Deal with ITVS for National PBS Broadcast

ITVS_logo_smallI am thrilled to announce that after a long time in the making, I finally inked the official paperwork for a co-production deal with ITVS for A FRAGILE TRUST.  SO… what does this mean?  Well, first of all, we are incredibly honored to have been selected for funding through the ITVS Open Call Process, which funds less than 2% of projects.  Secondly, this means that we’ve finally got the funds to complete the film, AND it means that the film will have a national broadcast on PBS!  We’ll be ramping up production in September (after maternity leave this summer) and couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with ITVS and PBS.  It really feels like a dream come true.

THIS IS NOISE POP sneak preview review

NoisePopThe feature length rockumentary for which I did some shooting over the past several years is finally (nearly?) complete.  They did a sneak-preview screening of the film at this years NOISE POP Festival.

“Drawing from 17 years of never-before-seen Noise Pop festival video footage and interviews, THIS IS NOISE POP captures an era of American musicians, who through hard work and love, made what was originally known as “indie” rock: independent of major record labels…” 

Read the rest of the review HERE.

2011 BAVC Media Maker Fellowship

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BAVC just announced their new lineup of fellows for 2011 and I couldn’t be happier to be selected!  This is the first year they’re offering the fellowship, and it’s basically and expanded version of their celebrated Producer’s Institute for New Media Technologies that takes place over the course of a year instead of 10 days.  In their own words “The BAVC MediaMaker Fellows program will build an engaged local community of creative media artists from diverse fields, increase their capacity for diverse and lasting impact, and inspire new partnerships to support future work.”

Wow!  I can’t wait.

San Francisco Film Society fiscal sponsorship


After a lengthy application process, A FRAGILE TRUST was finally approved for fiscal sponsorship through the highly regarded San Francisco Film Society.

What does this mean?  Well, basically it means that you can now make a


to help me finish this film!  To do so, click HERE.

Okinawa Stories on Washington Post

Okniawa Finally!  The rest of the Okinawa stories have been published on the Washington Post site.  Great work all around.  Big kudos to Todd Carrel our fearless leader and to the rest of the DIGITV students.  I’m proud to have been part of this project.

Watch all the videos HERE.

Insular Empire available on PBS Online

Picture 4 The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands is an excellent feature length documentary by director Vanessa Warheit.  I worked on this film ages ago – doing some location sound recording, some transcription, some dubbing (yes, dubbing – it was a while ago) and also some research at NARA in Washington DC.  It’s a great film and you can currently watch it HERE at PBS online or read about it on the films website.

Kepa Junkara and NLNS shoots

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I’ve been doing a few interesting shoots lately – one for an amazing organization called New Leaders for New Schools which trains principals in how to become better leaders who can more effectively improve their public shools.

Also, I did a shoot with acclaimed Basque accordionist Kepa Junkara for a feature doc about his work with artists around the world.  What an amazing talent

Hatoyama video on Washington Post

Hatoyama An in-depth examination of the protests surrounding the ‘Okinawa base issue’ is published on the Washington Post.  Cheers to producers Tyler Sipe and Jun Stinson… and of course Todd Carrel who had the foresight to bring the class to Okinawa.

Watch the complete video HERE.

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