I had the most profound honor to direct the performance and behind-the-scenes videos of "Bey-thoven" - an epic mashup featuring 9 Beyonce songs and 8 Beethoven compositions performed live by Sam Tsui and Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall.
Not only was the experience moving and ethereal, but also humbling. There is nothing akin to walking between each instrument and hearing it on an individual level as it blends with the sounds of ten other instruments in the same room.
Please watch the performance video and the behind the scenes video to experience the incredible music these talented musicians created..
I am over the moon! The Stranger was invited to screen at Comic Con this year in their film festival. It was an overwhelming and incredible experience. Not only did we get to discuss our film in a panel after it screened, we also got to spend the weekend running around and just being fans of some of our favorite stories and creators.
I've had the immense honor of directing not one, but two shorts in so many months. They're very different projects, which made shifting gears between the two a lot of fun. One is an 8mm silent-psychedelic-coming-of-age story while the other is a proof of concept horror short.
I can't wait to share them with you, but right now I'm diving deep into post!
I'm so proud to announce that The Stranger (short) won the Grand Jury Best College Short Film at Gasparilla Film Festival last month! Thank you to everyone at the festival for believing in this film, and to all the wonderful cinephiles who came out to the screenings!
Check out the full list of winners here.
The Stranger, a thriller feature script I co-wrote with Carolina Garrigo, was a quarterfinalist in the 2018 American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition! The contest is put on by a production company of the same name founded by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. We're so honored!