Decade: 2010s


Mercury – preview

The camera hovers through the engine compartment of an ancient car I found rotting in the forest. The huge rusted out engine covered in mosses and fungi is reminiscent of an elaborate set for a Gothic science fiction movie. My intention was to make a video in ironic celebration of the increasingly inexplicable human obsession with the automobile, while simultaneously paying tribute to the transformative power of nature. Set in …

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Entrance Island

The View of Entrance Island

View of Entrance Island is a single take film and is my most recent contribution to the tradition, which is as old as cinema itself. . I had waited several years for the right condition to shoot this project. I had a very clear idea about what I wanted but somehow or other I was never there at the location when the conditions were right. True to form , on …

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Desert Spring – preview

Shot in the Sonora desert, Mexico in March 2017 “Desert Spring” is a joyful little dance between camera (autofocus), the wind and some flowering foliage I found high on the shady side of a mountain. There is hope in this movie; hope prompted in part by the surprize of finding such a delicate beauty in the midst of such harsh climatic conditions. The movie is intimate in it’s close up …

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Leaving Vancouver – preview

Shot with my I Phone on the day I resigned my position at Simon Fraser University. The sound of the ferry boat engines synchronize with the camera vibrations as Vancouver recedes into the distance. The car ferry as special effects generator as the present becomes the past.

Love at First Sight – preview

An attempt to describe the impossible. The dying embers of a fire are seen dancing to the tune of some new and unexpected feelings.

Momentum – preview

Location: The ruins of the Hotel Bahia de Tenicatita, La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico The only thing that is constant is change: Heraclitus AD 530 -470 Whilst the political intrigue, violence and corruption that led to the building and subsequent destruction the Hotel Behia de Tenicatita was a disastrous chapter of local history , I suggest, that this regrettable history is not so very unusual. Surely it can be argued that …

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