Category Archives: People

TRAILER for “Dogs”

My friend Andrea suggested I mosey on down to my local dog park and talk to people about their dogs. An unassuming suggestion – but man, what a journey she sent me on. So far, anyway, it’s been nothing but smiles and confessions of true love talking to dog owners about their best friends.

Here’s a very quick wrapup of the conversations I’ve had so far. Not sure what direction this story will take just yet, but given my experience, it’ll certainly be an interesting one!

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TRAILER for Inglorious Motorists

Driving around a dilapidated warehouse section of Miami a few days ago, I stumbled upon Alejandro Garduño riding his custom built motorized bicycle. As some of you might know, I tried my hand at daily-driving a motorized bicycle, but that was an electric build – a decently sleek one at that, if I do say so myself.

Garduño, however, has gone the way of gasoline in choosing his steed. I had to pull him over and talk to him about his whip, and maybe begin a conversation about and an investigation into the world of motorized bicycles in Miami.

Are they motorcycles? Are they bicycles? Are they safe? Are they legal? And perhaps most importantly – are they fun!

I hope to answer all these questions and more in my upcoming project, heretofore titled Inglorious Motorists.

Hope you enjoy the trailer!

Sasha and The Cat (A Documentary)

During the month of April, I spent a lot of time with these two girls: Catleya Sornmyura, an event planner at the Biltmore Hotel and an acquaintance of mine from high school, and her best friend Sasha Bruno, a herbal pharmacist and up-and-coming entrepreneur of paleo muffins.

This is their story: a feel-good documentary about the power of friendship and how two completely different personalities have found solace in each other’s company.

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The art of finessing with DJ Luna

A few weeks ago, I hung out with budding DJ and big-time Wale fan and friend, DJ Luna, also known as Mikaela Sorina. I asked her a few questions and hung out with her at “The Art of Finessing” event at Footsoldiers Wynwood as she disc jockeyed for the first time. Here’s what I learned and saw.

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Busking on 37: a documentary

I am very, very proud to finally present to you all my latest documentary film, Busking on 37.

The film stars my good friend Yero Lopez – a.k.a. Crescendo – who spends time playing his saxophone on a local street corner, having interesting conversations with passersby and making it a good time.

Beyond the fun, however, there’s a person who used to jive to a different beat in high school, and as a close friends of his, it’s both interesting and heart-wrenching to see him where he is now.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Thank you to the wonderful musicians on the Newgrounds Audio Portal for providing the music for the film, which really helps make some of the scenes. Details for these and the materials used are as follows.

EDITING: Tomás Monzón
MUSIC: “A World of Blue” by Matthew Pablo, “Smooth Fall” by Macpherson
CAMERA: Sony HVR-V1U HDV/MiniDV Camcorder
AUDIO: Sony HVR-V1U Onboard Microphone
SOFTWARE: Sony Vegas Pro 13