At a summer camp in rural Ontario, Canada, twenty 17 year-old boys and girls work toward one goal over the course of seven weeks: to become pilots. This quiet, philosophical, feature-length POV documentary tells the heartfelt story where the challenges of coming of age and flying an aircraft meet.
Currently in production with the National Film Board of Canada. Estimated release, summer 2016
In the frigid isolation of winter an elderly man braves the elements to hew his cord of wood with nothing but an axe and a wheelbarrow. What first appears as a landscape study soon becomes an elegy for nature's sacrifice to fuel man's existence, in this lyrical documentary.
Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Canada's Top Ten 2012
A Simple Rhythm - Trailer
"A Simple Rhythm" is a philosophical exploration about rhythm and synchronization. Utilizing recorded conversations with interview subjects including Mathematical Theorist Steven H. Strogatz (Cornell University), Roger D. Nelson (Director of the Global Consciousness Project, Princeton University) and Juno Award winning musician Charles Spearin (The Happiness Project, Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think), the film connects their diverging disciplines through one topic; our unconscious tendency to keep in step.
Told through a unique cinematic perspective and a densely layered soundscape, the filmmaker roots theoretical and academic topics with metaphoric images of the every day.
Just Passing Through
Commissioned by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto for their 30th Anniversary
Shot in Iceland on Super 8 mm film.
A filmmaker’s exploration of all things fleeting. Told through a personal story, Benediction is a filmmaker's last attempt to pay homage to those things left and leaving.
Toronto International Film Festival 2005, 2006 Worldwide Short Film Festival, 2007 Images Film Festival, 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival, Le Festival Des Films Du Monde 2005
Winner, Norman McLaren Award for Best Production @ Le Festival Des Films Du Monde 2005
Winner, Special Jury Citation @ the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival Student Film Showcase
Winner, Kodak Award for Best Cinematography @ the 2006 Worldwide Short Film Festival