Documentary

Before I’m Gone

  Before I’m Gone is a documentary about families with developmental disabilities and the struggle to find permanent living situations.  The film explores both personal and political elements as it explores this complex issue. It’s a personal project for me because my brother has downs syndrome. This story is also my parent’s story. This film is […]

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Documentary

Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act

I was comissioned by AC Transit of San Francisco Bay Area to produce this short presentation, celebrating 25 years of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Pre-production is everything on a project like this. You might audition 10-15 different people and only bring in 3 or 4 for filming. Then you’ll spend 30-45 minutes with each interviewee, […]

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Documentary, Event

City Of Refuge

[ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]84438417[/ylwm_vimeo]   “Joshua is an amazing storyteller. He takes his work seriously and is able to bing a unique perspective on even the most mundane topics. I would highly recommend working with Joshua and will work with him again in the future.” – Elisa D

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Documentary

Ice For Fishing Boats

I’m working on a documentary about Boston fisheries. Its about all the jobs involved in the seafood industry and the role a thriving fishery has in relation to its city.  Pictured above is a look into the ice making process.  Below is from a clip showing a boat pulling up to the pier to fill […]

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Documentary

Storm Surge Trailer

[ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]46911568[/ylwm_vimeo] Storm Surge is a feature length documentary project produced by Stacy Noland and directed by B Dahlia.  It tells the story of communities in redevelopment following devastating disaster.  In addition to interviewing survivors of natural disasters, tornadoes and hurricanes, we also investigated the long lasting effects the deepwater oil-spill had on the […]

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Documentary

John & Mary Gooding

[ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]45923840[/ylwm_vimeo] This vignette is from a feature length project titled Storm Surge about communities and redevelopment in the wake of epic disaster.  The story of John & Mary Gooding is a close look at the long reaching health effects of the deepwater horizon oil spill that forever changed the ecology of the Mississippi […]

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Documentary

Alan & Amber

This vignette is from a feature length documentary project titled Storm Surge about communities and development in the wake of epic disaster. Alan is John Gooding‘s son. Here, I found him and Amber (his girlfriend at the time) enjoying an easy Saturday afternoon.When making personal documentaries about people’s lives, I try to maintain a heightened […]

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Documentary

Rebuilding Your Community

[youtube_sc url=jG85smULyCU width=495] This vignette is from the May 22 one year anniversary of the tornado that cut a hole through the middle of Joplin.  We pulled up on this flattened lot to meet a group of friends laying down flowers of remembrance for one man’s father.  Not included in the video above is an […]

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Documentary

Lavelt & The Devil

[youtube_sc url=5rYs98x6LNE width=495] This short clip is from a documentary film I worked on titled Storm Surge.  Levelt talks candidly about his reasons for volunteering at Misti’s Mission where he helps with disaster relief preparations.  Its one of my favorite clips.

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Documentary

Rocky’s Art Class

[ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]40675342[/ylwm_vimeo] The first thing you’ll notice about Rocky’s class is the personality of the students.  The kids are so charming and funny.  Then, as you patiently observe the classroom, you start to see Rocky’s insurmountable task of managing these personalities and adapting the lessons to fit the needs of the student. On the […]

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Documentary

Kate’s Science Class

[ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]38587740[/ylwm_vimeo] These screen captures are from a work in progress about Perkins School For The Blind.  I started this production with the intention of creating a simple five minute video looking into daily life at the school.  Quickly, I learned that I wanted to spend more time at Perkins and chase after the […]

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Documentary, Music

Tommy Dean & Friends

Tommy Dean & Friends was my first film and probably the most pure documentary work I will ever do.  It was a straightforward production of a man with a video camera.  The product that came out of that adventure is a window into the life of singer songwriter Tommy Dean but also a document of […]

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