I live and work in San Francisco, California.
A short doc on humanity's search for the first potentially habitable exoplanet, by my team at Speculative Films.
This is the trailer for YOUTH (2016), my directorial debut and first large-scale film. We're currently in the final stages of post-production, and the film is set to premiere in the spring of 2016.
Director: Brett Marty
Cinematography: James Laxton
Producer: Joshua Izenberg
Written by Amelia Whitcomb, Brett Marty & Joshua Izenberg
Starring: Jessica Stroup & George Maguire
A photo series commissioned by M1/2.
"Rest," is the story of a young American soldier who dies in WW1 and ninety years later unearths himself from a grave in the European countryside.
Shot over the course of a week in Mendocino County, Morongo Valley and New York City, the film is a dark, but beautiful meditation on a wayward soul’s pursuit of peace.
Director: Cole Schreiber
Producer: Brett Marty
Cinematography: James Laxton
Editor: Kevin Zimmerman
Composer: Keegan Dewitt
VFX: The Mill
A few of my favorites (right) from the 2012 & 2016 presidential campaign trails.
During the past few presidential elections, I have been on the campaign trail as a photojournalist. In 2008, I worked for the political blog FiveThirtyEight, which was later acquired by The New York Times (and more recently, ESPN). In 2012, I partnered with TalkingPointsMemo & Corbis Images as a freelance photojournalist. In 2016, I was back home with FiveThirtyEight.
Contact for prints.
Role: Editor / Creative Director
A feature film (2008) made about Lawrence Ferlinghetti: the iconic poet, Beat publisher, and founder of City Lights Books in San Francisco.
Official Selection, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2009.
Runtime: 85 min
A dozen of my favorites portraits from over the years.
Ever wonder what you can do in 48 hours?
A few years back, I made this 5 minute short with a few friends in 48 hours – from conception through post-production – for the 48 Hour Film Project. Definitely a bit unpolished but great fun to make.
Winner: Best Film of 2010, Best Cinematography, Best Writing / Screenplay, Best Ensemble Acting, Best Directing, and nominated for Audience Choice.
This was a really fun new genre for me: the book trailer. I made this for Daisy Rockwell's Little Book of Terror, an incredibly compelling and complicated book of paintings and essays about The Global War on Terror. Released by Foxhead Books.
Daisy's paintings and books can be seen at DaisyRockwell.com.
Five days after I graduated from college, I packed a cheap DSLR camera and a few essentials into my rusty '95 Buick Regal and headed south with a couple buddies. We thought the car might make it to Mexico City – though, that seemed like a tall order.
But, she never died. We made it all the way to the end of the road: the bottom tip of Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia. And then, all the way back up to Rio de Janeiro.
After about 22,500 miles and three quarters of a year, I had taught myself to use a camera. Looking back, these photos are a little rough around the edges. But, so was the adventure.