Leave It Better 

Clients: REI & GearJunkie

Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Notes: "Leave It Better" is a national campaign film for REI, that I had the opportunity to coordinate development of from start to finish. After Wild Confluence's success with the first "Packing It Out" film, we were asked to create a larger documentary film that would follow Seth Orme and Abby Taylor's 4,700 mile journey across the country. After over a year of writing, location shooting and editing I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share this twenty minute film with millions of viewers through the REI network.

Remember Wildness

Partners: Wilderness Awareness School & We Are Wildness

Roles: Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Notes: "Remember Wildness" is an experimental short, that I created for two nature-connection organizations. This project gave me the opportunity to write and direct a more narrative and artistic short film. 

Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

Official Selection: Wildlife Conservation Film FestivalMountainfilm Graz2017 Fresh Coast Film Festival

Sponsors: Patagonia, Blue Earth Alliance, Sculpt the Future Foundation & Mountain Caribou Initiative

Roles: Director, Editor, Cinematographer

Notes: From creative direction to expedition cinematography, I played a central role in production of this twenty five minute conservation documentary. This film tells the dramatic story of the crumbling world of mountain caribou in western Canada and the northwestern United States. Mountain caribou serve as a “canary in the coal mine”, their continued decline reflecting pressure from human resource extraction, recreation activities, and climate change on the remote and beautiful landscapes that these majestic caribou call home.

Packing It Out

Official Selection: Banff Mountain Film World Tour, 5 Point Film Festival and Fresh Coast Film Festival

Clients: REI and Gear Junkie

Roles: Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

Notes: I directed production of this four minute film from concept development through filming, editing and distribution. Packing It Out had an enthusiastic and favorable reception, and was accepted in several of the world's most prestigious outdoor film festivals, including internationally screening with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

Columbia Sportswear Campaign

Client: Columbia Sportswear

Role: Cinematographer

Notes: The Directors of Toughness campaign is one of Columbia Sportswear's major marketing initiatives of 2017. I assisted as a cinematographer with filming several episodes of the adventure-travel series. 

Major League Soccer

Client: Major League Soccer

Roles: Director of Photography

Notes: As DP I oversaw principal cinematography for a branded content piece that provides a window into the lives of die hard fans. Portland versus Seattle - it was one of the most anticipated MLS match-ups each year. However, it isn't just the teams, the players, and what happens on the field that makes this rivalry so special -- but also the fans. 

Only The Essential

Official Selection: Best Feature Film - Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Mountain Graz Film Festival, Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Columbia Gorge Film, Festival, Lyons Film Fest, Green Unplugged Online Fest, Portland Eco-film Festival, Back to Nature Film Festival

Sponsors: Granite Gear, Big Agnes, Pacific Crest Trail Association

Notes: Only The Essential was my first project and introduction to outdoor filmmaking. The film was shot on a shoestring on my thruhike of the Pacific Crest Trail and my growing pains as a filmmaker are evident, but I am proud of how it reflects my commitment from the start to compelling storytelling. Only the Essential has been screened around the country, and has nearly a million views online. The film's positive reception encouraged me to dive in professionally as a documentary filmmaker.