I founded Digital Eyes Film in 2003 less than one year after graduating from Columbia University, where I was a history major with a minor in creative fiction. I did not study film and had no plans to produce media as a career path. I was a writer goddammit. But life had other plans, and through a series of fortunate events, I uncovered a knack for shooting and editing and began to cobble together short films. I had been telling stories in one form or another my entire life, so in ways it was a natural progression. Concurrently, documentary films were busting into the mainstream as a medium to be reckoned with. And so a combination of personal and external forces collided to send me down the potholed path of life as an independent producer.
Nearly 15 years, hundreds of projects, and what feels like 45 million hours worth of raw footage later, I am humbled by the work we do. My intention is leave behind a body of work, like etchings in stone, that will last much longer than me. To reach more people than I could talk to in ten lifetimes. To entertain. To educate. To (hopefully) enlighten. Maybe sneak in a good laugh or two. At Digital Eyes Film, my team and I pride ourselves on producing world-class media with heart. On discovering and telling the untold stories, and providing our clients with the personal touch and breadth of experience that we bring to the table each day. We’re going to push the limits of storytelling and independent distribution, and ultimately make manifest the difference that well-produced media can create. Because goddammit, it’s what we do.