In Order of Relevance:
April 2016, Chance at Life, 3 minutes. Position: director/cinematographer/editor. A music video created for the non-profit organization No Chain in which a girl finds the courage to escape her oppressive community and lead others to freedom. The music video was included on USB drives which were sent across the North Korean border in order to spread news and outside media to the country’s isolated people.
February 2016, Pencils, 3 minutes. Position: co-director/cinematographer. A short film made entirely using the app Snapchat about a girl who is unable to do her schoolwork due to her pencil constantly disappearing. Created for Tribeca Snapchat Shorts. One of ten finalists screened at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
October 2016, Reveries. Position: writer/performer/producer. A 75 minute concept album of original music about the dreams we have as children and what happens to them as we grow older. The genre ranges from folk to alternative rock to electronic.
March 2015, Rage, 9 minutes. Position: writer/director/cinematographer/editor. A music video for an original song which depicts images of war and the people left in its wake. The song and video were made to promote the charity War Child, and all of its proceeds were donated to the charity.
November 2017, Pocahontas Reframed: Native American Storytellers Film Festival. Position: media coordinator/videographer. Throughout the three day festival, I ensured that everything happening at the festival was captured by either myself or other volunteer videographers. For all 35 hours of the festival, every speaker, panelist, and filmmaker was recorded as they introduced and discussed their respective films.
January 2017, Gaia, 4 minutes. Position: cinematographer. Filmed a short film about corporate greed and its effect on the environment for New York based filmmaker Kat Vlasova.
November 2013 - September 2014, Tuesdays. Position: content creator. A weekly YouTube web series in which I would give tutorials on certain aspects of filmmaking such as how to use DSLRs, lighting techniques, editing, color grading, etc.
August 2017, James River Film Festival. Position: photographer. The official photographer for the James River Film Festival screening of the Corbett Redford documentary Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, executive produced by Green Day.
May 2015-16, Reston Youth Triathlon. Position: camera/editing. Filmed a promotional video for the Reston Youth Triathlon of the race itself and the process of planning the event, as well as the cause behind it.
March 2012, 1066, 3 minutes. Position: writer/director/editor. A stop-motion animated film about a medieval soldier who wakes up behind enemy lines after the Battle of Hastings in the year 1066. Placed second at the 2012 Video Fairfax Awards.
April 2013, On Your Own, 4 minutes. Position: writer/director/editor. A short film about a boy who is visited by his future self after being peer pressured into doing something he doesn't want to. Placed second at the 2013 Video Fairfax Awards.
March 2014, From Within, 5 minutes. Position: writer/director/editor. A short film about a boy who, out of fear, abandons his friend after watching him get beat up. Placed first at the 2014 Video Fairfax Awards.
February 2015, Soak in the Seconds, 4 minutes. Position: director/cinematographer/editor. A music video for local artist Jade Lewis. The video, reflecting the theme of the song, depicts the deterioration of human relationships by cutting between an hourglass and a boy and girl physically fading away.
December 2012, Squadron 13: Infiltration. Position: writer/director/editor. A stop-motion short film based around Star Wars in which a group of clone troopers take on a covert mission to capture the evil General Grievous. Currently has over 3 million views on YouTube.
April 2015, Permanent Dissonance. Position: cinematographer/editor. A short film about a high school student applying to an art school who is followed around by a girl manifesting his insecurities. Finalist at the VHSL Film Festival.
June 2016, Sunland. Position: cinematographer. A short film about a man holding another pent up in house for “protection from the outside”. Official Selection of VHSL Film Festival for Best Narrative.
Spring 2014, Purpose. Position: writer. A 100-page screenplay about a girl, living in a post apocalyptic world, who embarks on a long journey to retrieve a healing plant to save her dying younger brother.
September 2016, 6996. Position: photographer. Shot a portfolio of products for the start-up business 6996, which specializes in camping and outdoors supplies.
February 2015 - May 2016, Cymbalize. Position: performer. Performed in a band called Cymbalize at local shows and venues. We played close to 30 gigs, many of which for a cause such as Fiesta Asia or Bands for Bikes, and won the regional Battle of the Bands competition.
June 2016, position: performer. Musically accompanied a singer in the Show One Korea competition, sponsored by the South Korean government, designed to promote the reunification of North and South Korea. We placed second in the Washington Chapter of the event.
September 2016, A Look at the Mentoring Program. Position: camera/editing. Filmed a video for South Lakes High School to play to the incoming freshman about what the school’s mentoring program is and introduce the different mentors.