Short Films

Great River Bluffs Camping Trip
A group of friends and I spent two days at Great River Bluffs State Park in Southern Minnesota. Here’s a fun video summarizing the trip.

Road Trip 2015: National Parks, Hiking Trails, and Sista-Bro Bonding 
This is a fun video, summarizing my 2.5 week road trip with my brother across the southwestern states.
We visited Yellowstone National Park (WY), Jackson (WY), Salt Lake City (UT), Arches National Park (UT), Canyonlands National Park (UT), Newspaper Rock (UT), Zion National Park (UT), Sedona (AZ), Grand Canyon National Park (AZ), Sequoia National Forest (CA), and Monterey (CA).

Tokurin-ji: My Experiences Living in a Japanese Zen Temple
I made this short film for a presentation I gave at Midwest Mountaineering’s 2015 Spring Outdoor Expo. After presenting about my experiences in the zen temple, I showed this film to give the audience members a better idea of the temple and the people who reside there.

The Apostle Island Sea Caves – Winter of 2014 – a short film
My brother and two friends visited Bayfield, WI’s famous Apostle Island Sea Caves. During the winter, the sea caves freeze over, resulting in magical ice covered caves to crawl through and explore

Mongolia: A Journey to the West
I made this short film for a presentation I gave at Midwest Mountaineering’s 2014 Winter Outdoor Expo. After presenting about my time in Mongolia, I showed the audience members this film to give them a better idea of where I went and what I saw.

How To Make Cinnamon Rolls While Camping
I made a step-by-step guide on how my friend and I made cinnamon rolls while backcountry backpacking in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in Northern Minnesota.

An Elephant Never Forgets (2012)
This is a documentary that I co-produced and directed with three other talented filmmakers. It is about Packy the Pachyderm, the nation’s oldest elephant in captivity. He turned 40 years old in 2012, so this film documents his history and his current importance in the Portland community. This film was also a finalist in the OpenLens Film Festival and has aired and continues to air on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) as a bumper.

For more videos, you can visit my Youtube Channel.

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