Wrapped on a project with The WITH/agency today - one of the most dynamic, challenging, and meaningful experiences I’ve had. So grateful to have had the experience of working so closely with the wit, fun, professionalism, and partnership w/ Rose Freitag for a project with such scope, and DP Jin Kim - incredible talent & skill.
Friday I had the honor of speaking on the SCAD 2018 EMBRACE Conference panel about the importance of workplace diversity & inclusion from an LGBTQ perspective. Having graduated just 3 yrs ago it was an honor sharing my story & reflecting on recent years. I then hosted a breakout session “Diverse Experiences & Lessons Learned” sharing how my LGBTQ identity has intersected with my career to date. It made me so proud to speak of the creative diversity & career leadership/guidance WITH/agency, Focus Features/Trailer Park, and Vaden Automotive Group have shown as I’ve launched my career. Proudly spoke about the pantheon of incredible women I’ve been honored to work for & with in my journey (thinking of Blair, Ann, Liz, Jane, Lora, and my colleagues at WITH/agency). Thank you Savannah College of Art and Design for having me.
Photos: Jay Kim
Can’t describe how I feel watching the trailer for Boy Erased (@boyerased). I had the honor of working on the film as EPK cinematographer/BTS documentarian (EPK: capturing daily behind the scenes footage & interviews w/ cast & crew). Both as a filmmaker & a gay man in the south who experienced a very difficult journey coming of age, I still can’t believe this was the first motion picture I had the honor of working on. This project was personal in the deepest way for me. Read the book, watch the trailer, and support this film - it will change lives.
Wrapped early this morning on the most incredible experience of my life. Over the last 8 weeks I was honored to work as the behind the scenes documentarian on ‘Boy Erased,’ a forthcoming film about gay conversion therapy. In my role I interviewed cast and crew and captured daily BTS content. Given my own struggle coming out, this project had deep personal meaning for me, and I’m awestruck that this is the first major motion picture I’ve worked on. This film, like the memoir on which it's based, will save lives and change minds, and I’m honored to have had a hand in it. So grateful for all the friends I’ve made during this incredible time.
Had such a great time last Saturday capturing Bid Day for Kappa Kappa Gamma at Georgia Southern University!
Short film created for Mashable.com from clips of my documentary, Chasing Capri. This project highlights Capri Culpepper and her experience growing up transgender in the American south.
On Facebook the short was viewed 550,000 times, and liked over 5,000 times. On Mashable.com as part of a larger article, the film was shared 2,000 times. Article by Rebecca Ruiz.