FILM & video

First and 17

The Washington Post's first feature-length documentary film. I was project creator and cinematographer for the weekly series and resulting film.

• Official Selection, 2015 AFI Docs film festival
Multimedia Project of the Year, Associated Press Sports Editors (2014)
Emmy Award (Chesapeake Bay Chapter), Sports Series (2014)
Judges' Special Recognition, Documentary Project of the Year category, Pictures of the Year International (POYi) (2014)
Streaming on Amazon
“binge-worthy…compelling television” — Sports Illustrated


For The Washington Post.

On the eve of their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, Shelley Belgard and Bill Ott tell the story of a unique romance that has spanned decades. A Washington Post video based on a story by Ellen McCarthy. It was shown on the Katie Couric Show and on PBS.

2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting
Vimeo Staff Pick


In a town of predominantly white citizens, three girls are set apart. They are three of Skaneateles, NY’s handful of non-white residents (there are only eleven other kids of color in their high school). The piece asks the question: “What is the experience of being the only person like you that you know?"

Music by Tiago Benzinho ( Used by permission.


For Bread for the World.

The American food system doesn't make it easy for small farmers to get their healthy food to your home. These are two farmers who are trying. They're siblings who farm vegetables in southwestern Virginia. Their livelihood is filled with uncertainties ranging from unpredictable weather to changing immigration laws.

Official selection of the 2012 United Nations Association Film Festival.