Summary

ASK NOT WHAT YOUR PLANET CAN DO FOR YOU! Bringing all phases of production (directing, producing, cinematography) and post (editing) to the incomparable craft of storytelling.

Credits

2/04 – Current

Director (& Producer, Cinematographer, Editor) Justly Married

Film (Theatrical) — Red Dog Films, Inc Details
2/04 – Current

It was Valentine’s Day 2004, and the County of San Francisco had just started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. It was the first jurisdiction anywhere in the country to do so, and gay and lesbian couples from across the nation flocked to the city to get married. It was a big news story, so I decided to check it out for myself. I grabbed my camera and caught the next flight North. I’ve been following seven couples I met that first weekend ever since and, with last June’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court, am now ready to share their stories. http://www.wehoville.com/tag/justly-married/

5/10 – 4/14

Director ((& Producer, Cinematograher, Editor)) Fred

Film (Theatrical) — Shelter Productions, Inc. Details
5/10 – 4/14

When Fred Karger began running for President of the United States in February 2010, filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel was at his side. John spent the next two years documenting Fred’s historic campaign as the first openly gay candidate for president from a major political party. Now a one-hour documentary, FRED gives audiences an inside look at life on the campaign trail, traveling with Fred from the hamlets of New Hampshire to the corn fields of Iowa, with stops in New Orleans, New York, Washington, D.C., and others, along the way. Witness history as Fred shakes things up by taking the fight for LGBT rights directly under the flaps of the big tent.

1/13 – 2/13

Editor (Avid) X-treme X-mas

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc (TV) — Momentum Entertainment Group
1/13 – 2/13
4/95 – 9/12

Preditor First Looks and Making of Specials

HBO — Reality/Doc (TV) — Numerous Details
4/95 – 9/12

Editing, writing, producing, and directing of behind-the-scenes specials of some of Hollywood's biggest movies for Columbia Pictures, Sony Entertainment, Miramax Films, Touchstone Pictures, Flower Films, Newline Cinemas, Fox Studios, Warner Brothers, Focus Features, and for broadcast on HBO's First Look, Stars Encore, Showtime, The Oprah Winfrey Show, F/X, and others. Including: Everyone Says I Love You, Stuart Little, Charlie's Angels, Ali, As Good As It Gets, A Civil Action, Brokeback Mountain, Big Daddy, Beloved, Dance With Me, Hanging Up, What Planet Are You From?, Dungeons & Dragons, Daredevil, Master & Commander, Garfield, The Day After Tomorrow, Son of the Mask, Miss Congeniality 2, Walk the Line, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, America's Sweethearts.

7/10 – 1/11

Preditor Maribeth & Jean Come Home

Film (Short) — Shelter Productions, Inc.
7/10 – 1/11
6/10 – 1/11

Preditor We Are a Family

Film (Short) — Shelter Productions, Inc.
6/10 – 1/11
8/10 – 9/10

Editor (Development) Miami Motor Mouth

DISCOVERY — Reality/Doc (TV) — Pioneer Productions
8/10 – 9/10
8/09 – 12/09

Director (& Cinematographer) Forest Guards

Corporate — Naked Eye Productions Details
8/09 – 12/09

Making Ideas a Reality: A team of kids from Northern California fights forest fires for Sony Europe

Media

  • Prodigal Sons Trailer

  • a film by Drew Barrymore, The Best Place To Start

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Education

The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts

MA, Cinema-Television Production

Stanford University

BA, Human Biology & Drama

My Gear

  • Offline digital editing
  • Sony Z7U camera and audio

Affiliations

  • Independent Documentary Association (IDA)

Skills

  • Extensive experience in all phases:
  • please see linkedin.com/in/jfkzone for details
  • post-production - editing
  • production - directing & cinematography