01.13.15"Zemene" is on the Festival Circuit!
New Screenings and Tickets on the Film's Website, www.zemenefilm.com Looking forward to bringing "Zemene" to Atlanta, CT, DC, San Jose and San Luis Obispo!
01.05.15Atlanta Screenings for Zemene
Thank you to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for hosting our Southeast Premiere! Please join us in Atlanta for two screenings on Feb 15th and 16th at the Lefont Sandy Springs Theater and meet Dr. Rick Hodes, who will be joining me for the Q/A after each screening. Thank you for your help in spreading the word of Zemene's inspiring story ~ Happy New Year!
12.29.14"Zemene" wins awards!
"Zemene" is on the festival circuit and has started to gain critical acclaim since it's official release at the Boston Film Festival in September. We are fortunate to have won these awards in the process!
Boston Film Festival 2014
Best Documentary/Best Cinematography/Best Editing
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
David Ponce Award- Best of the Festival
St Louis International Film Festival
Interfaith Award- Best Documentary
08.31.14World Premiere of ZEMENE at the 30th Boston Film Festival
ZEMENE has officially been selected to screen at the 30th Annual Boston Film Festival in September!! Dr. Rick Hodes will be participating in the Q/A along with Melissa after the screening. Please join us if you are in the area and help celebrate this inspiring story!! Details will soon be available for tickets and screening time.
06.09.12In Progress Trailer and Website for "Zemene"
A new website and in progress trailer is up for my documentary, Zemene. Please take a look at this incredible story of a young Ethiopian girl who has a chance meeting with a remarkable doctor.
I would love to hear from you if you would like to know more!
05.22.11Vine Talk airing on PBS
Vine Talk is airing on PBS stations across the country and on WNET-13 in New York, Thursday nights at 10:30pm. This is a new series starring Stanley Tucci where I served as Director of Photography.
Featuring an ensemble panel of well-known entertainment personalities, celebrity chefs and moderator Stanley Tucci, the show demystifies the world of wine by making it accessible and enjoyable for all.
05.22.11Finding Billy Elliot
Our Documentary "Finding Billy" which was nominated for two NY Emmy Awards is being rebroadcast on select PBS stations. I served as Director of Photography and as an assistant editor for this documentary which is being aired prior to the national tour of Billy Elliot the Musical opening in each city.
12.02.08Audience Choice Award RI Film Festival
The Viola M. Marshall Grand Prize for Audience Choice is awarded to "Between The Folds" by the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
11.26.08Finding Billy Doc on PBS, Dec. 1st
The doc I have been working on for the past year with Joe Locarro and Suspension Productions will air on PBS, Dec. 1st at 8pm!
10.21.08Audience Choice Award NH Film Fest
Between The Folds was just awarded the Audience Choice Award!!
Check out the latest video's from the show to open on Broadway Nov. 13th....I'm working with Suspension Productions on a Documentary about the show to air on PBS in early December. We've been filming the boys for the last year!
10.09.08Between The Folds
The Hamptons International Film Festival, one of the finest and most prestigious film festivals in the country, has selected “Between The Folds" along with just three other documentaries out of over 700 to screen online exclusively for the four days of their festival – from Thursday, October 16th to Sunday, October 19th.
03.01.08New Commercial Spots
I was the DP on a campaign for University of Mississippi Health Care with Carolyn Chen from Savant Films Directing.
Look under Showcase for the quicktime versions.
02.03.08Samples of my work as a Commercial Director of Photography
10.24.07Green Yellow Red
Just came back from shooting in Ethiopian and Israel, working on a documentary about people that are bringing hope and change to Ethiopia as it enters a new millennium. I had the priveledge to meet some wonderful people that brought me hope and inspiration as well. Here are some stills and new website.
07.21.07An Unreasonable Man
Check it out on dvd if you missed it in the theater...