Short Films

“The Legend of Stella”

After a failed attempt to reconnect with her VR-obsessed husband, a frustrated cosplayer constructs a real-life game that her husband must beat to save their relationship.

Winner of Best LARP/Cosplay Film at Geekfest Toronto. Also nominated for Best Gamer Film and Best Short Film.
Winner of Best Pop Culture Film at Pensacon Short Film Festival 2021.
Nominated for Best Comedy Film at the Oregon Short Film Festival, Winter 2020.
Official selection of POW Film Fest 2020.

Festival screener available upon request.

Stella & Dave


An experimental narrative that encapsulates a moment in time when an unsuspecting man receives a worrying, yet sentimental, voicemail from a friend he hasn’t seen in many years. An exploration of memory, nostalgia, expectation, and disappointment.

Recipient of a Regional Arts & Culture Council Make | Learn | Build grant.

Currently in post-production.



“Mistaken” is the lead single from Michael Charles Smith’s debut album, In the Shadow.

Premiered on Glide Magazine.
Co-directed with Evan Gandy.

“An Open Letter from Kermit the Frog to Jim Henson”
(director, cinematographer, editor)

A poem by Julia Gaskill.

“Always Choose the Prior”
(producer, director, cinematographer)

A love letter to Portland in poetry and video.

City winner for Portland, OR in the “It’s Your Town” Filmmaking Competition sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and the 48 Hour Film Project.
Written and shot from October 17-19, 2014.

“Something New”
(producer, director)

After agreeing to try a threesome to spice up their relationship, a married couple places an ad on Craigslist to find a third partner.

48 Hour Film Project 2014.
Written and shot from August 1-3, 2014 in Portland, OR.

“Out of Step”
(writer, producer, director)

A career-focused couple attempts to reconnect before their marriage falls apart.

48 Hour Film Project 2013.
Written and shot from August 2-4, 2013 in Portland, OR.