The Emmy Award winningCNN Original Series “United Shades of America” follows comedian and political provocateur W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across America to understand the unique challenges they face.
The Ninth Island is a feature documentary feature film following Hawaiian families as they move from the islands to so called "Ninth Island", Las Vegas, Nevada in pursuit of a better economic future.
The Ninth Island
QB 1: Beyond the Lights
Netflix / Film45
Seasons 1 and 2
2016 - 2017
QB1: Beyond The LightsSeason One is a ten-part docu-series about three of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks, Jake Fromm, Tate Martell, and Tayvon Bowers. We take viewers inside the game, lives and minds of the athletes, from the parents who sacrifice everything to devoted communities that fill the stands every Friday night.
Now streaming on Verizon's go90 via Complex Networks' Rated Red.
NFL Dreams | QB1: Beyond The Lights Series Trailer | go90 Zone
Discovery Networks / Mad Jack Entertainment
Families across the nation are on the brink of destruction as their lives have been hijacked by a criminal loved one... this is their BREAKING POINT. This reality series features subjects who believe they are participating in a documentary about their life of crime. What they don't know is they will soon face a criminal intervention that offers only two choices: accept treatment or face the possibility of prison time.
Breaking Point Teaser
Director, Producer, Camera Operator
Nat Geo / Electus
Seasons 1 - 3
2014 - 2016
Follow the Sheriff Deputies of Sullivan County, TN and Ashe County, NC as they work to keep the peace in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Get an unprecedented look into crime in Appalachia, where guns, drugs and alcohol challenge lawmen 24/7.
Southern Justice S01E07 | Appalachian Lock Up
Belly of the Beast
Producer, Additional Camera
Belly of the Beast intimately chronicles the journey of women fighting reproductive injustice in their communities.
Belly of the Beast
E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name
Director, Producer, Additional Camera
Feature Length Documentary
ITVS / Pacific Islanders in Communications / PBS Hawaiʻi
Filmmaker Christen Hepuakoa Marquez was born in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Christen's family deteriorated when her mother Elena was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and as a young girl she moved to Seattle with her father and brothers. After nearly 20 years of living in the continental U.S., Christen returns to Hawai'i to learn the meaning of her incredibly long Hawaiian name from her estranged mother.
In Hawaiian culture, you don't give a name, you haku inoa. Haku means "to weave," and inoa is the Hawaiian word for "name." For Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians), a name is often considered a sacred extension of a person's identity. Words are artfully woven together to create a poem celebrating the namesake's heritage and destiny. Elena created Christen's name and is the only person who knows its true meaning.
Christen doggedly pursues this piece of her identity, struggling through tears and misunderstandings to unlock the mystery not only of her name, but also of her mother.
E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name
Audience Award Best Feature LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
Best Cinematography LA Asian Film Festival
Two Shadows launches Cambodian-American hipster wannabe Sovanna (SOPHEA PEL) into an unexpected odyssey of self-discovery. After she opens a cryptic letter from Cambodia claiming that her long-lost brother and sister are still alive, Sovanna travels to her birthplace alone to seek out her two siblings who disappeared during the civil war 20 years earlier. Upon discovering a girl who may or may not be her real sister, Sovanna is ensnared into an increasingly dangerous situation, pitting her in a tug-of-war between her own personal safety, and her compassion for a stranger.
Jorge dropped out of school to help his family, picking lettuce in the fields of Salinas, California, for five years. Rancho Cielo brought him back to school and a pathway to better job opportunities.
Break Your Bassface
Director, Camera Operator
Los Angeles duo Indradevi, the ferocious new face of high octane electronic music, lashes out with a unique incarnation of drum n' bass, jungle, hip hop and industrial with an unexpected injection of Southeast Asia. Following a successful club tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, the duo hit the studio to produce their first record.
Indradevi's debut album "A Thousand Tomorrows" calls to mind the frenetic energy of The Prodigy balanced by the cinematic melancholia of The Glitch Mob, all served with generous helpings of classic melodies and tones from Southeast Asia.
Barong and Rangda of Indradevi were initially inspired by Cambodian rock n' roll of the 1960's and 1970's, particularly by singers Ros Serey Sothea and Sinn Sisamouth. Sadly, most Cambodian musicians of this era were murdered by the Khmer Rouge regime during the genocide of 1975-1979. "A Thousand Tomorrows" is dedicated to the memory of these musicians.