I was sent to a remote corner of Peru’s Sacred Valley to capture the story of Julio Hancco Mamani, a Quechua farmer who grows 400 native varieties of potatoes. Telling the story of his life’s work, and spending time with his amazing family, will have a long-lasting impression on me, and will always be a reminder of why I do the work I do.
I produced, directed, and co-edited this spot for Japanese athletic wear company Mizuno on Bolivia’s famous Uyuni Salt Flats. From location scouting and talent allocation to logistics and story development and direction, I saw this project from start to finish, working closely with a production company in Tokyo and a Bolivian crew.
New York Times Daily 360
I produced this piece about the innovative work of Freddy Mamani and his famous New Andean Architecture, a style that is becoming more and more prevalent in the city of El Alto. Working alongside NYC-based cinematographer Aaron Fedor, I also provided 360-degree footage for the piece, featured in the New York Times’ Daily 360 segment.
As part of a broader series of videos by journalists from all over Latin America, I filmed this story about two young Bolivian homosexuals who claimed the word "fagot," as well as their indigeneity, as terms of pride.
I produced, shot and edited this story about Gumercinda, a victim of sexual violence who has turned to carpentry, dress making and acting to work through her trauma and to provide a better life for herself and her family.
Working with Minneapolis-based filmmaker Cully Gallagher, I traveled to Kenya as the DP for a variety of documentary projects, including this educational video on refugees. I shot all the segments and interviews in Africa, including in hidden safehouses in Nairobi and the Kakuma Refugee Camp.
I produced, shot and wrote this video about the amazing Aymara women who have taken their traditional sewing skills hi-tech to save the lives of children with defective hearts.
I produced and shot this award-winning video on Esteban Quispe, the genius from the Bolivian countryside who builds robots out of trash. The first video published about Esteban outside of Bolivia, both Spanish and English versions have gone viral, to date collectively boasting more than 22 million views.
The World Bank
I shot and field-produced two videos about Bolivian organizations doing innovative work in bringing sanitation and clean water to peri-urban areas of El Alto and Cochabamba. (From the menu, select “Cochabamba, Bolivia” and “El Alto, Bolivia”.)
Carmen Pampa Fund
Unidad Académica Campesina-Carmen Pampa is a rural university in the coca growing region of Nor Yungas. It is also where I first fell in love with Bolivia as a volunteer in 2008. I do multimedia projects with the Carmen Pampa Fund, Minnesota-based organisation that supports the school.
Engineers in Action
I’ve worked with Engineers in Action, and by extension Engineers Without Borders, in a variety of communities where young engineering professionals from the United States plan and implement water projects to improve the health and wellbeing of agricultural communities in Bolivia.
Mano a Mano
Working with a long-time client, I produced, shot, wrote and edited this video to show donors how Mano a Mano’s large-scale water projects are changing the lives of agrarian communities in the face of climate change.
Traffic zebras are an indelible symbol of La Paz, recently featured by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (who licensed other zebra footage of mine). I produced and shot this piece for AJ+ with some of my zebra friends.
This video, shot in conjunction with my video profile for AJ+, was my first 360-degree video.
UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
I worked with the UNHCR-ACNUR office in Buenos Aires to shoot a series of profiles of refugees living in Bolivia.
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
On the Bolivian altiplano, potatoes are the source for nutrition, but climate change is threatening the crop and those who depend on it to live. I co-wrote and edited this story about the dangers facing potato farmers here, and the solutions IFAD is implementing to help potato crops survive.
Mano a Mano
I shot and edited this video about Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture and it’s work in developing much-needed skills for Bolivian farmers facing climate change.
Mano a Mano
Another video I shot and edited about the amazing work Mano a Mano does to bring much-needed medical supplies to the poorest communities in Bolivia.
Engineers in Action
I shot and edited this overview video for Engineers in Action, an organization of Bolivian engineers who work with chapters of Engineers Without Borders from the United States to bring small-scale water projects to needy communities in rural areas.
I produced, directed and wrote this award-winning video for Viewstream, a leading digital agency in San Francisco, CA. It is just one of many projects I coordinated with Microsoft, one of Viewstream’s flagship clients.
I produced and wrote this customer testimonial video for Autodesk, one of the world’s largest and most innovative software companies. Over the span of six years, I managed hundreds of multimedia projects and marketing campaigns across many sectors of the Autodesk universe.
Badass Digest's Filmmaking Frenzy Competition
I was the DP on this movie trailer, winner of the Badass Digest Filmmaking Frenzy 2012. The trailer was screened at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas across the US ahead of showings of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.