Category Archives: Video Projects
When I was an undergrad at Notre Dame, I made a short called “Pope Michael”, about a guy in Kansas who believed that we was the rightfully-elected Roman Catholic pope. I loved making it, and soon after I graduated I decided to make a full-length documentary. I believed it warranted the full-length treatment because there were new characters (two young followers moving in with him and his mother) and new situations to explore (Pope Michael going to Kansas University to give a talk).
Last month I released “Pope Michael” for free online (you can see it here). It’s a testament to the level of technology that the web has risen to over the past four years for me to embed my entire documentary in HD right here below this paragraph:
My brother, Derek, is crew with people in the Miami music scene since he himself is a musician (and in Miami). One of the people Derek plays/records/travels with a lot is Sam Friend, a singer/songwriter who has an EP and an album under his belt which have some really fantastic songs.
After I did some live videos for Derek, Sam and I got to talking and I pitched the idea of doing a music video for my favorite song of his, “Part of the Show”. Several months later, the video is done and available to check out here.
Lately I’ve been doing some work for my brother, Derek. He did an unbelievable amount of work scoring Pope Michael for me, so although I’d do anything for him for free, I feel like I am still in creative debt to him at this point! We recently launched a site for him as well as a standard Twitter/Facebook combo.
A few weeks before I left Florida for Boston, I got the idea to record a little short about Derek and his trio at their usual Friday stomping grounds – Soya e Pomodoro, a cool little restaurant and lounge a few blocks from Derek’s place in downtown Miami. Derek’s trio consists of him on the keyboard, Brian Tate on the bass, and Dag Markhus on the drums. Lately the amazing Troy Roberts has been a fixture on saxophone and was playing the night we shot.