My interest in filmmaking started with shooting skate videos with my friends. At eighteen I went to Santa Barbara City College, where I studied film history and film production. Later, I went on to California State University Long Beach, there I focused on cinematography, working with natural and studio lighting, shooting on film, and directing for the camera. I graduated in 2014 with honors in film narrative. The day after graduation, I began an internship at Surfer Magazine’s office in San Clemente, CA. Which led into a staff position as Video Director.
I am constantly inspired by the past, and the present style of filmmaking; whenever I shoot I like to create a story with an underlying sense of narrative, whether this is in my personal work, commercial or editorial shoots. All of my experiences in life thus far have been reflected through my lens and projected into my work, and continue to shape me personally as an artist.
Mahalo nui loa,
2009 - Rwanda Study Abroad Program (Documentary filmmaking)
2010 - Cinematographer for SBCC @ 100, Premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
2011 - Writer, Director, Editor for Continuum, Premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Published interview at: The Channels Article. Graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an associates in Film Production & Film Studies.
2012 - Writer, Director, Editor for Flower.
2014- Graduated from California State University Long Beach with honors in Film Narrative (focus in cinematography.) Began internship at Surfer Magazine. Published interview at: MidWeek Article. Co-Producer on 2014 Surfer Poll Awards.
Currently: Video Director at Surfer Magazine.
Surfer Magazine, Red Bull Media House, Vans, Nixon, Channel Islands Surfboards, Reef, The World Surf League, Kelly Slater Wave Co, Da Hui, Vissla, Rockstar Energy Drink, Lost Surfboards, Master Craft Boat Company, Teton Media Works, Billabong, Eric Arakawa Surfboards, The Aika Collective, P.F. Candle Co, and The Armbar Soap Company.