PINK GRAPEFRUIT premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and went on to win the jury prize at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. The film was released via The New Yorker and written about in Vice Magazine. The location is a beautiful Howard Lapham designed mid-century modern house, in Rancho Mirage, CA. It was 110 degrees outside when we shot it.
SAVE THE DATE premiered in Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and was subsequently released by IFC Films. It stars Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, and Martin Starr, and was co-written by graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown. It's streaming on Netflix if you'd like to see the whole thing.
THE WAITING GAME was my first fashion film for Kate Spade. Look closely for a quick cameo of Iris Apfel.
THE GREAT ESCAPE is my 2nd fashion film for Kate Spade, starring Anna Kendrick and Lily Tomlin. We shot this in the penthouse suite at the Sunset Tower Hotel, and the VIP concierge in the film is the actual VIP concierge at the hotel. His name's Dimetri, and he's the most polite human being I have ever met.
MONEYGRABBER was one of Fitz and the Tantrums' very first music videos. I edited this myself, sometimes using 32 tracks of video at a time (and almost went insane doing so). In addition to using Blue Note album covers for inspiration, look for a quick nod to the Rolling Stones' Hot Rocks album cover as well.
I really wanted to eat the donuts featured in this commercial for AMERICAN EXPRESS, but managed not to.
The practical matte paintings in this quick spot for RUFFLES were inspired by Nobuhiko Obayashi's HAUSU.
EX-SEX premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and ended up on the Viewfinders list as one of the 10 best short films of the year. I am so proud of this film, but it is unavailable publicly. We shot it in one of the few mid-century modern Eichler homes in Grenada Hills, CA.
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