I was born and raised in Victoria, BC. At the age of nine I was certain I wanted to be a filmmaker, watching any film I could find directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
My love for film took me to Vancouver where I majored in Film Production at UBC. Here, my directorial debut, “The Music Box” was accepted by the Montreal World Film Festival and the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. I graduated from the university in 2016 after completing my thesis film, “The Last Stop.” This film played at the Montreal World Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, Route 66 Film Festival, and the Bare Bones International Film Festival. I was also nominated for a Leo Award, BC’s film and television awards, for best student film.
While I was in university my Grandfather, Clifford Brunt, passed away. He was a Second World War veteran in the Royal Canadian Air Force. I realized I had no record of his war time experiences. This made me wonder - what other veterans' stories were out there, never recorded and on the verge of being lost.
In May 2018, I left Victoria, BC, in a small van, with the goal of traveling across Canada to interview and film as many surviving WWII veterans as possible. As of May 2019, one year later, 377 veterans have shared their experiences on camera for me. These interviews will be used in my documentary titled "Last Ones Standing." It will be released in 2020 for the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war.
Apart from documentary filmmaking I specialize in short films, commercials, corporate videos, music videos, and wedding films. That being said, I’m always looking for new opportunities and collaborations!
If you’re looking to create something with strong visuals and storytelling elements, I’m your videographer. Email me to talk more about your project.