The Principal at Imageline Media was in pre-production for his feature-directorial debut, and forced between shuttering the production facility's doors he opted to bring me in to bring order to the facility and helm several projects. Boarding me allowed him to dedicate time to focus on the feature and giving me the cultivation of his existing and new business, in particular Emmy Winning alternative programing shop Brian Graden Media.
The Widney Gala
The University of Southern California's Widney Society is the fundraising society for donors who have given over $1 million dollars or more. In the run up to their gala fundraiser I was tasked to produce the videos that would inspire attendees to open their checkbooks and give yet again.
With the USC Village expansion construction well under way and the university in the middle of trying to raise $6 billion dollars by the end of 2018 this fundraising event was going to be key to making their objectives.
We worked with the communications office of the university to develop a historical narrative of the generosity of the people of Los Angeles and their ties to the University of Southern California. We additionally were tasked to tell the story of the campus's plans and for the future and vision for research and innovation the university would be undertaking. Working with the president, researchers, historians of the university, medical professionals and more, we told the compelling and far reaching ambitions of the university across 230 years.
The Lazarex Cancer Foundation
The Lazarex Cancer Foundation helps fund therapies and familial support for people undergoing experimental cancer treatment. The returned to Imageline to tell the story of how their work impacts the lives of people whom they connect to treatments.
Crowell Weedon & Co.
One of our directors pitched Crowell Weddon the concept for a modern retelling of the tortoise and the hare, offering me the opportunity to fulfill a life long dream; to shoot a car commercial. Well it's more of a commercial about cars, but I think it still counts.
Shot in the Angeles National Forest, we closed down one of the arteries with the help of the county sheriff, and rented three performance cars, a Ferrari and a Maserati to star in our piece; and a convertible Chevrolet to serve as our camera car. Two of the industry's best stunt drivers were brought in to help us with the more hazardous portions of the shoot.
How to Make Love to a Woman
An unscripted reality series development pitch for BGM. Hunky guys giving regular joe's sexy makeovers and helping them have the confidence to switch things up with their partners.