GENTRIFIED: Losing Logan Square
A documentary I wrote, edited, and produced about the Chicago neighborhood, and its minority residents who are being displaced because of the decisions made by some of their local representatives.
CHIMES OF FREEDOM
I edited this piece together using Birth of a Nation (1915), President Barack Obama's victory speech on November 4, 2008, and Franz Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2. I recreated the intertitles from Birth of a Nation with director DW Griffith's signature border to quote from President Obama.
AUSTIN, CHICAGO: Violence and a Community
A moodreel for a project, which turned out to be GENTRIFIED. I did not film or conduct any of these interviews.
A short film that I directed and edited about the art of persuasion.
SUDDENLY (1954) Movie Trailer
Unofficial movie trailer I edited for the 1954 movie starring Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden.
POETRY ON WHEELS
A short documentary on the motorbike culture in Vietnam. I edited this piece together. All footage was shot by John Goheen.
THE 606: Chicago's Elevated Trail
The 606 Park and Trail Network opened on June 6, 2015, but it was decades in the making. This is the story of a community and a city coming together and turning a vision into a reality.