as creative director at Big in Arizona Motion PICtures, i can share some exciting upcoming projects.
LOWELL OBSERVATORY'S 160 Degree 8K LED
I'm thrilled to be working with the Lowell Observatory's ambitious new $35M Astronomy Discovery Center, which features at its heart, a groudbreaking one-of-a-kind immersive movie theater. Working with a team of engineers, designers, and immersive cinema experts, I am directing the cutting-edge storytelling that will premiere at the Universe Theater in 2024.
Kinlani Film Project "TSIIYEEL"
at the Hollywood Professional Association
I couldn't be more excited about the new work I'm producing from the teenage filmmaking interns in Kinlani Film Project this year. These future filmmakers created their first film -- a psychological thriller featuring a teenage Dine' girl who uses her culture to overcome darkness. Shot on Blackmagic pocket cameras and using cloud-based workspaces from AWS, this has been a collaboration between Kinlani Dorm, BMD, Amazon Web Services, and U of A. We will be screening a cut of the film, a "behind-the-scenes" video, and hosting a panel about tools for young filmmakers at this year's HPA Tech Retreat.
"REINDIGENIZE YOUR HEALTH" Multimedia Project
Several years in the making, we are in post-production on a short multi-media documentary follows an amazing young Dine' leader on his journey to change the face of Navajo Nation when it comes to food access, chronic disease, and the effects of COVID-19.
GRAND CANYON-SET EPISODIC
I'm happy to announce that in addition to the non-fiction stories we are released this year at Big in Arizona, we are in development on a barrier-breaking episodic narrative series that will feature not only under represented characters that form part of the Arizona identity, but also Arizona creatives behind the camera!
RMSA ANCIENT GRAIN REVIVAL SERIES
I'm delighted that this Fall we'll be releasing a series of short documentaries chronicling the work of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA) with non-commercial heritage grains, funded by a coveted Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant. We have been following farmers and scientists in the field as they search for a new way to revive forgotten grains that might feed the world in the face of climate change.