Every once in a while you are given the opportunity to work on something that requires a great deal of courage for all involved. Undercover Egypt is a television documentary that explores controversial topics such as gender roles, politics and sexuality. Through interweaving stories, our creative team offers a visual insight into an increasing complex and dangerous country.
Duration: 55 mins. Roles: Writer, Director, Producer and editor.
Translated into eight languages and currently showing on the following Networks: CBC Documentary Channel and OUTtv in Canada, ORF in Austria, TVN in Poland, Sky Italia, DW-TV and internationally through Amazon.
Trading in comfort for adventure, a Vancouver resident builds his own alleyway home in a passenger van in attempt to redefine his notion of home.
In the industrialized world, we choose the buildings we live in, the clothes we wear and how we want to be entertained. We keep things around us to tell the story of who we are. Mathew challenges cultural conventions around how the spaces we live in define us by giving up his laneway home for a year as a van dweller.
Back in October 2015 I was asked to be involved with a short movie for the British Council in Cairo, Egypt. The film is produced by Mohammed Mansour and calls for young people around the world to make their own short videos as part of a competition. It was a great opportunity and features both my narration and time-lapse footage from London, UK.
Role: Voice over and time-lapse footage.
For the Community Response Network (CRN) in British Columbia we made a PSA to raise awareness of the types of elder abuse that can take place in their communities. The lights of Vancouver turn purple in solidarity following events across the city that marked the annual awareness day.
Role: Director and Editor.
The Colour of Our Feathers is a short documentary film featuring 16-year-old Vanessa Sacconne. In a world where gender dictates fashion, Vanessa defies gender norms and identities through her creative outlets.
Short Documentary: 3:14 Roles: Producer and DOP.
Festivals: Vancouver Queer Film, London Lesbian Film Festival, OUTsider 2015, Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival, Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival, Seattle Queer Youth Film Festival,
Airs on OUTtv.