My passion for filmmaking goes back to my childhood. I was born to a father who worked at Warner Brothers Studios for over 30 years. He worked on classic films like Back to The Future, Rocky, Ghost Busters, Goonies, Annie, Basic Instinct, and Judgment Day. He took me to work quite often when I was a kid and it was there that I became familiar the craft.
Later in life, I learned video editing. I started shooting things just so I could edit them, and it was then that I truly fell in love with the creative process. In 2012, I graduated from The Los Angeles Film School and soon after, started working full time on feature films with positions as an Set PA, a Set Dresser in the Art Department, and then a handful of 1st Assistant Director roles which were the pinnacle of my career in the industry. But truthfully, it’s a difficult path. In 2016, I finally decided to leave the industry and produce my own creative projects as a videographer.
After working on a slew of different projects as a one to three-person micro-production, I soon discovered that wedding films were the perfect way for me to exercise my techniques in a creative way. To me, each project is its own little stand-alone short film allowing me to apply my creativity within the storyline of a couple in love.
These are Family Films...
Take a documentary film and mix it with a narrative tale about romance and perseverance and you get a cinematic story-driven wedding film. There’s something incredibly gratifying about creating personalized portraits of people and their lives. It’s a medium of filmmaking that I didn’t realize existed until just a few years ago. What makes weddings different from producing a music video or a marketing video is not only creative freedom but that these are true moments in history that will exist in the future as family heirlooms. To be invited to be the documentarian of this art is a true honor and responsibility.
Behind the scenes in Hawaii at the destination wedding of Jude & Jason