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☾ THE NIGHTSCHOOL TRILOGY ☽ 
film school was out of my reach, but with modest $avings and a lot of faith, I began making long-form films to teach myself the process of script to screen - to pirate the films alive in my mind, even for cheap. influenced by bootleg African action flicks, 90s erotic thrillers and skate videos, this loose trilogy capture the nocturnal boogie of NYC’s outer burroughs (or what was left of it) in the 2010s.  
role: writer/producer/cinematographer/director/editor


PURPLE JAZZ NIGHTS 
106 MINS. | 1.78 | COLOR: HD/16mm/Harinezumi/iPhone | 2018




ALEXANDRIA LEAVING
86 MINS. | 1.78 | COLOR: HD/16mm/Super8 | 2013




DAYS GONE BY
93 MINS. | 1.78 | COLOR: HDV/16mm/VHS | 2011