2017 Meredith College Documentary Film Festival

Meredith College is hosting its fourth annual documentary film festival on Sunday, January 22nd. It’s free and open to the public. Not only will I be there for the whole fest to watch movies, I’m also screening part of my upcoming film Good Thing (newly titled), featuring Meredith College professor Shannon Johnstone and her photography project Landfill Dogs. The new documentary is a feature-length film – a work-in-progress – which will hopefully

An Interview with CaryCitizen

Recently I had the pleasure of talking with CaryCitizen about Brewconomy, the documentary about N.C. craft beer I directed and produced. Check out the interview here. It is always a pleasure and honor to talk about the work I do. During our conversation, we talked about legislation. Everything I’ve learned proves that legislation has a huge influence on the strength of North Carolina’s culture, environment, economy, community, and art. I’ve always been

Brewconomy screening at the Longleaf Film Festival

Brewconomy, an independent documentary about North Carolina craft beer I directed, is an official selection of the Longleaf Film Festival. The festival will be held at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh, N.C., May 13-14th, 2016. It is free to attend.   Brewconomy will screen on Friday, May 13th, during the 5:00 – 7:00 pm block. For a full schedule and a list of films screening at the free festival, click

“AK” post-production progress

This year I’m working on two new short films, one of which is a scripted piece tentatively titled AK. We shot the film over one weekend in February, with the help of a lot of talented folks. It was an incredible, unforgettable weekend. I am having withdrawal and desperately want to be on set again soon. The short film is now in post-production. If you’re unfamiliar with the post process,

Why I started the TriFilm Society

It was 2009. A rather rough but monumental year in my life. I quit my job to finish my first feature-length film. Going “all in” was terrifying and wonderful. But it left my bank account completely drained, and I faced the possibility that I might lose everything soon. Standing at that precipice – on the brink of losing everything I’d worked so hard to build – nearly broke me. It was a really tough

Watch Brewconomy this Saturday, April 2nd

Brewconomy, the independent documentary about North Carolina craft beer, will screen this weekend! The event is this Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, in Raleigh, N.C., at Raleigh Little Theatre. Here’s more info from the RLT Facebook event page: Join us for a relaxed party in the Rose Garden in advance of Beertown (running May 6-22 at RLT) celebrating the release of Beertown Brown! It’s the new beer

Alice Fest 2016

The 5th annual Alice Fest took place in Durham, N.C., yesterday. The festival is named for Alice Guy Blaché, a pioneer in the film industry. Alice Fest is held each March in honor of Women’s History Month. It’s the fourth year in a row I’ve attended, and I always look forward to it. What I love most about the fest is walking away feeling refreshed, empowered, and inspired. Look through all the photos