MOTION & FILM In addition to my still photography I have extensive experience as a filmmaker in multiple roles including concepting, writing, shooting, editing, and directing. Films that I have worked on have won a number of major awards including "Best Mountain Short" and "Radical Reels Audience Choice Award" at the Banff International Mountain Film and Book Festival, "Best of Festival" at the 5Point Film Festival, "Best Film Grand Prize" at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, "Best Mountain Adventure Film" and "Best Climbing Film" at the Kendal Mountain Festival, and "Best Adventure Film" at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Additionally, a number of films I have worked on have won Vimeo Staff Picks and been featured on the Banff International Film Festival World Tour. From 2012-2014 I worked full-time as an Editor, Cinematographer, and Director for Duct Tape Then Beer, helping to produce short films and videos for a number of leading brands in the outdoor industry including National Geographic, Patagonia, Arc'Teryx, Mountain Hardwear, Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, Sage, Clifbar, HOKA ONE ONE, and Stanley. Since leaving Duct Tape Then Beer to pursue freelance work in early 2014 I have continued to work on a variety of film projects, most notably as co-editor and co-writer of "Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine," an award-winning film about Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright's adventure to climb desert towers in the American Southwest. I have also edited, shot, and/or directed for the REEL ROCK Film Tour, Mountain Hardwear, Skratch Labs, and the 5Point Film Festival during this time. Below is a list of my most substantial film projects, as well as a description of the role I played in each. Filmmaking is truly a team sport, and the success of all of these films depended deeply on the hard work and efforts of many other people beyond just myself. To watch these films, please click on the corresponding link in the menu on the left side of your screen. SELECT PROJECTS: Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine -- [Co-editor and co-writer] -- A wacky and wild ride of a film that follows Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright's bike-powered journey to climb many of the most (in)famous desert towers of the American Southwest. Winner of the "Radical Reels Audience Choice Award" at the 2014 Banff International Mountain Film and Book Festival, "Best Climbing Film" at the 2015 Kendall Mountain Film Festival, and "Best Adventure Film" at the 2015 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. The Road from Karakol -- [Editor and co-writer] -- A truly epic tale of climber Kyle Dempster's journey to bike and climb his way across the remote backroads and trails of Kyrgyzstan. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer, the film garnered widespread acclaim, received a Vimeo Staff Pick, and won multiple awards, including "Best of Festival" at the 2013 5Point Film Festival, "Best Mountain Adventure Film" at the 2014 Kendal Mountain Festival, "Best Film Grand Prize" at the Sheffield Mountain Film Festival, and was an official selection for the 2013-14 European Outdoor Film Tour. A Line Across the Sky -- [Cinematographer] -- In February, 2014, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first climbers to complete the coveted Fitz Traverse, a massive route that follows the iconic skyline of the Fitz Roy massif in southern Patagonia This film tells the epic tale of their groundbreaking ascent and is the feature film of the 2015 REEL ROCK Film Tour. I was hired by BigUp Productions to climb and shoot with Honnold and Caldwell in the rugged mountains of the Chalten massif in Patagonia to provide footage to help tell this story. 35 -- [Co-director and co-cinematographer] -- An inspirational reminder to follow and make time for the important things in life. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer, the film received an overwhelming positive response, including emails from people saying it made them quit their jobs and re-examine their lives, won the award for "Best Mountain Short" at the 2013 Banff International Mountain Film Festival and was featured on the 2014 Banff World Tour. First Light -- [Director, writer, editor, and co-cinematographer] -- A spoof on how the climbing world often takes itself too seriously. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer, this video received an incredible positive response and is often cited by climbers as "the funniest climbing film I have ever seen." The Gimp Monkeys -- [Editor, co-writer] -- The Gimp Monkeys follows Craig DeMartino, Jarem Frye and Pete Davis' successful ascent of Zodiac, an 1,800-foot route on the Southeast Face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. With four legs, five arms and three heads, they tackled the towering expanse of granite. The Gimp Monkeys follows the trio’s monumental, all-disabled ascent of the wall and examines where passion, tenacity, perspective and toughness can lead. Because, as Davis says, “The right attitude and one arm will beat the wrong attitude and two arms every time.” Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer, the film played at the 2012 Banff International Mountain Film Festival, as well as numerous other festivals. Silence -- [Director, editor, co-writer] -- The world is filled with noise. Arc’teryx runner Adam Campbell stars in a story with no words. Shot on the streets of Vancouver and the high country around Whistler, Silence is the story of every runner, climber and skier who chases passion rather than the modern world’s trappings. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer. 5Point Film Festival Trailer -- [Editor, writer] -- In 2014 I was hired by 5Point to create the trailer for their annual festival. I went outside the typical "random clips playing over a badass song" format and created a short story that excites and inspires. The Constant Gardener -- [Director, cinematographer] -- Produced for Mountain Hardwear, this film tells the story of how living in Yosemite shaped and changed climber Cheyne Lempe's vision of the Valley's walls. It documents his attempt to establish a first ascent on one of Yosemite's more remote big walls with fellow athlete Ethan Pringle. Strong -- [Editor] -- In early 2011, skier and climber Roger Strong was almost killed in an avalanche while skiing in the Washington backcountry. This film tells the story of Roger's accident, his return to skiing, and his attempt to balance a personal necessity to adventure outside while also being a good father and husband. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer. A Desert Life -- [Director, cinematographer, editor] -- A short vignette of Alf Randell, a man who has made climbing his passion for most of his life and followed that passion to the Utah desert, where he spends most of the year living in an old camper. This was the first film I ever created, and played at the 2012 5Point Film Festival, 2012 Mountainfilm in Telluride, 2012 Adventure Film in Boulder, and 2012 Wild and Scenic Film Festival. MOVE -- [Director, editor, cinematographer] -- An ode to movement, inspired and narrated by climber Will Gadd. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer. Carbondale Short Bus -- [Director, co-editor, co-cinematographer] -- In the spring of 2012 climber Hayden Kennedy completed the first ascent of the hardest climb in Indian Creek, Utah, calling it the Carbondale Short Bus (5.14-). This short documents the ascent. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer. New Routin' In The Creek -- [Director, editor, co-cinematographer] -- A short film produced for Arc'teryx that documents climber Will Stanhope's efforts to establish new routes in Indian Creek, Utah. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer. The Brilliant Moment -- [Editor] -- Originally a sales meeting video for Mountain Hardwear to inspire both their employees and customers to take action, this short evolved into something bigger. The Brilliant Moment became a central piece of Hardwear's Fall 2013 marketing campaign with the video and its copy ultimately providing a backbone for digital ads and social media engagement. Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer. Force -- [Supporting cinematography] -- Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer, this film tells the story of Mikey Schaefer and his decade-long obsession to climb and document the wild peaks of the Chalten massif in Patagonia. While working for Duct Tape Then Beer and during my own climbing trips to this area I shot much of the supporting footage (~15% of the film) used to help tell the story.