This Is Not A Nice Sport

Wow.  Well, it's been about 2 years since we initially shot and edited this short documentary about an amateur boxer named Cesar Rocha.  Unfortunately I ran into a bit of a problem releasing this for public consumption over the last year or so.  It's too bad, because I thought this was a pretty nice story on a young man that I've grown to know so well over the past 3 or 4 years. 

When I look back on this piece now it feels dated and old.  Mostly because my abilities have progressed over the past few years.  I wish I would've been able to feel comfortable putting this out in the world earlier.  Yet, that's the way it goes sometimes. 

Either way, I hope you enjoy this piece I did just for the passion of story telling.  We didn't make any money on this, in fact, I submitted it to about 10 film festivals, and it only got into one.  Plus I had to pay for the usage of the gym.  So, this is all about the passion for story telling. 

Hope you enjoy.

Professional Typographer

Professional Typographer

This is a nice example of the future of commercial filmmaking.  This is a beautiful piece on Gemma O'Brien who is a professional typographer based in Australia.  This piece is primarily on her craft, her art, and how she see's the world.  However, the piece she is working on throughout the film is a billboard advertisement for Kirin Cider.  You don't feel that you've been advertised to, however, you subconsciously see that Kirin Cider has posted the film (on Vimeo primarily a filmmakers video sharing site). It feels very authentic as far as short documentary goes, but it is a commissioned piece by Kirin Ciders.   I love the work, the imagery is wonderful and the story is great.  The future of commercial work exists on the internet.  Not as forced advertisements to watch before you see your video on YouTube, but in beautiful orchestrated pieces loosely tied to their financing.  Nice work by the director, as well as Kirin Ciders for taking this route.