DELL PRECISION 5000 SERIES

I edited this branded doc on London-based photographer Sam Robinson, his digital operator Will Douglas, and the Dell Precision 5000 Series. The spot was produced by Dell Blue with post-production by TBD Post.

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PODCASTS

Don Swaynos-650x250If you like hearing me talk- you’re in luck! I was recently featured on two podcasts! I sat down with Mike G for Show de Vie, where we discussed work, music, movies, and whisky. I was also part of a really fun live recording of the pop culture podcast These Things Matter at the Denver Film Festival (which I was attending with Yen Tan’s The Outfit).

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THE OUTFIT IS NOW ON FANDOR

TheOutfitBannerYen Tan’s short film The Outfit (which I co-wrote and edited) is now streaming on Fandor just in time for Halloween!

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DELL: LESS WAIT, MORE WORK

I recently cut this series of spots for Dell’s new high performance laptops. The spots were directed by Joe Nicolosi and feature a lot of great comedic talent (including Pictures of Superheroes‘ Byron Brown). All editorial and post-production by TBD Post. The rest of the campaign can be seen after the jump. Continue reading

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OUTFEST 2015

outfest-1250I’m happy to announce that two films I worked on will be screening at this year’s Outfest Los Angeles. Yen Tan’s The Outfit (which I co-wrote and edited) screens July 10th and 14th at the DGA and Brad Besser’s Beaver Trilogy Part IV (which I produced) screens July 16th at the RedCat. I’m really proud of both films and thrilled they’re screening together at such a prestigous festival.

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UNDERGROUND FILMMAKING PANEL

NickZeddTrentHarris-650250Several films I’ve worked on continued their festival runs this weekend. The deadCENTER Film Festival screened both Yen Tan’s The Outfit and John Bryant’s award-winning The Samaritans, while the Oak Cliff Film Festival also played The Samaritans along with Brad Besser’s documentary Beaver Trilogy Part IV. At Oak Cliff I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel on underground filmmaking with two of my favorite filmmakers, Cinema of Transgression founder Nick Zedd and Rubin and Ed director (and the subject of Beaver Trilogy Part IV) Trent Harris. Continue reading

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COWBOYS LOVE QUINOA

I recently cut this humorous spot for Jason’s Deli’s new Quinoa Shrimp & Mango Salad, created through a partnership with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The spot was produced by Alpheus Media in association with The Bear.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES RECOMMENDS HIGH PROFITS

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Jeannette Catsoulis, movie critic for the New York Times recommends filling that “Mad Men-shaped hole in your Sunday-night viewing” with High Profits. “Candid and surprisingly clearheaded, this riveting look at frontier entrepreneurship — and millennial creativity — proves that opening a recreational pot dispensary isn’t the doddle you would think.” CNN is airing a marathon of the first five episodes starting this Sunday at 10pm ET/7pm PT.

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ME TALKING

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I’ve given some interviews recently for anyone who might be interested in that sort of thing. First, producer Kelly Williams and I sat down with Sean Malin at CineMalin to discuss our various projects, the Austin film scene, and Brad Besser’s Beaver Trilogy Part IV. Then I spoke with the guys at the Filmageddon Podcast about Pictures of Superheroes, The Outfit, and the art of editing. You can listen to the full podcast after the jump. Continue reading

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THE OUTFIT

TheOutfitBannerYen Tan’s new short film The Outfit is now playing the festival circuit. I co-wrote (with Yen) and edited the horror comedy which stars AJ Bowen (You’re Next, The Sacrament) as a Republican Congressman who becomes the subject of some unwanted rumors after wearing the wrong outfit to a fund-raiser. The film screens this week at the Maryland Film Festival and next month at deadCENTER (along with John Bryant’s award-winning The Samaritans, which I also cut). We’ll be announcing more screenings soon so please like the film’s Facebook page for updates. Continue reading

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