Coawabunga – from the air

Something very strange is happening here in the Pacific Northwest.  We’re actually having summer weather and have been for several weeks now.  So much so that several people I’ve talked to are already prepared for Fall weather and the land is definitely ready for some rain – these wild fires are just plain scary. I don’t think that will be happening any time soon so for now I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I can.

As anything in water sounds fabulous right now:

Steven Briand

I love all of the moving arial shots in this video – it almost makes me feel cooler even if I am sitting in 90 ºF weather.

The Breach in Portland, OR!

Hopefully I’m not too late announcing this but for those of you in the PDX area, The Breach is finally making it’s Oregonian Debut!  See below for details and tickets.


The Breach Will Have its Oregon Premiere at This Year’s Portland Ecofilm Festival – April 11th, 6:30 PM  click here for tickets





The Breach at the Galway Film Fleadh

Back in July, The Breach had it’s world premier at the Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland.  Now if you remember, I’ve been working on various aspects of this film for several years and I’m excited to finally share the official trailer:

The Breach Film


I’m also excited to share that the film has already won an award and we have many screenings yet to come:


This project has been an on going for me and it’s hard to believe that it’s finally ready for people to see.  I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities that the director, Mark Titus gave me throughout the process.  I’ve learned a lot and I’m so proud of the team of people that have made this project what it is.  Congratulations everyone!

More screenings coming in the future – schedules will be posted here and at

Screening at SIFF

I’m a little early this week (and yes I will still post on my normal day) but I wanted to share something exciting and time is of the essence.

For a long time now I’ve been talking about a film that I’ve been working on called The Breach.  Now I haven’t actually worked on it in about a year as it’s been in post-production for a while and my role ended last summer, but I’m excited to say that it’s actually screening!10271559_839988009362041_2148807514626219220_n

Wednesday June 4th at 6:30 pm (Uptown Theatre)

Saturday June 7th at 1:00 pm (Pacific Place)

Tickets available here: SIFF TICKETS


Hope to see you there!


Landscape :: Silver Cloud

Frans De Backer

One of the things that I love about underwater landscapes is that creatures can live in any space- on the ocean floor, in the ‘air’, on the rocks, at the water’s surface… there is no limit to where they can appear.  We can’t do that on land.  We are restricted to the surface and only so many feet above the ground.  When underwater, there are no limits.

Landscape :: Under the Sea

Phillip Bloom

All filmed in an aquarium, but gorgeous all the same.  Those lucky enough to go diving in warm salt water environments may get to see wildlife like this, but many don’t.  I have gone diving many times, but the color is never that vivid.  For those who don’t know, once you get past a certain depth, everything takes on a blue tinge thanks to the refraction of light off of water particles.  I like that it’s not a landscape that we really think about, unless we are marine biologists.  Beautiful and mysterious.