Documentary Filmmaker / Video Producer / Owner, Dreaming Monk Productions
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Top Skills:Video Production, Video Directing & Interviewing, Video Post-Production / Editing, Creative Writing, Camera shooting, Budget Management, Customer Service, Social Media Marketing, On-camera delivery, Photography, DSLR
Tools of the Trade: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Mac User Troubleshooting, PC / Windows User Troubleshooting. Languages: Advanced in Spanish; Conversational in Japanese; Elementary in French, Korean, Bambara, Sanskrit.
Fun Facts: I am a San Francisco native who is directing an intimate ethnographic documentary about food security issues in West Africa, and am an intrepid explorer who has traveled to remote regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, México, and the USA. My work is inspired by film greats like Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Akira Kurosawa, and Orson Welles. I also have a strong background in athletics, winning the Male Athlete of the Year award as a senior at local magnet Lowell High School. Furthermore, I was a college soccer player, a nationally ranked junior tennis player, and have many years of experience as a tennis coach.
Experience: Dreaming Monk Productions, San Francisco Film Society, AboveGrey Pictures, The Bay Club, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, AfricanSky NGO, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program