"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains
bring it to light."
I grew up in a small town in Minnesota. I saw life through cornfields, lakes, rolling hills, and movies of the 80s and 90s. When I picked up my first video camera, I started making sci-fi movies in my backyard with a friend, even utilizing the unique blizzard conditions of the midwest. While also acting in each film, we incorporated interesting visuals, sound design, practical effects, and state-of-the-art VHS editing. I was 7 years old. Little did I know then I would pursue this as my life's passion: catching light to tell a story.
Flash forward to the 21st century and you'll find me working for the past 10 years in Los Angeles as a cinematographer/director. Working in LA has taught me the value of excellent craftsmanship. If you're going to do it, you might as well do the best thing you've ever done. So for me, its about continuing to hone my skills and work with a creative team to bring the story to life. This fine-tuned collaboration is what challenges me to be more honest both behind the camera and in life. My goal is authenticity in my work, to move people through film, and to shine a light on meaningful stories that need to be told. This is the heart of my journey as a filmmaker, to inspire movement in the world and change on a personal level.