Synopsis: “Erricka Bridgeford’s work to organize city-wide ceasefires is changing the way residents think about violence in their communities. After learning from her son that Baltimore had its most violent year on record she and a small group of organizers decided to take matters into their own hands.”
SAGE was accepted into the Maryland Film Festival and the NYC Independent Film Festival. We are waiting to hear back from others as of now. I have shared the trailer here, but will provide a link whenever SAGE is distributed.
Review: “The clear crowd favorite, however, was Gabe Dinsmoor’s “Sage,” a visit with the indomitable Erricka Bridgeford, organizer of the Ceasefire movement. Over and over again in the 20-minute film, Bridgeford pleads with whoever will listen to take pride in their city, as if her force of will alone could keep Baltimoreans from killing one another in record numbers. When the film finished, the packed Parkway audience broke into loud and sustained applause.” - Baltimore Sun
Currently in Production
Synopsis: a deep dive into the misunderstood world of squeegee kids in Baltimore.
I will provide video content when it becomes publicly released.
Recipient of a 2019 Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Grant. Part of the 2019 Saul Zaentz Film Incubator
Location: The Floristree (Baltimore, MD)
Date: February 2014
Story:Yours Truly reached out to and asked me to help film Future Islands performing an incredibly intimate show in the city they call home now. As the only local person in the small production team, I also served a co-producer, helping organize the logistics and timing of the weekend. This piece was filmed before Future Islands had their big night on Letterman, so this may prove to be one the last small, "house show" for the synth-pop artists.
Story: Local filmmaker and activist Gabe Dinsmoor asked me to edit a small piece for The Guardian. The piece was to reach out to the citizens of Sandtown and see how they were faring after the Baltimore Uprising, that burst into the national spotlight after the death of Freddie Gray. I later went to film a few rallies throughout the city after the Uprising with Gabe; the footage of that will be used in an upcoming documentary. To be continued...
Freddie Gray neighbors seek peace after Baltimore riots
Location: filmed in Toronto, CA; edited remotely in Baltimore, MD
Date: December 2017
Story: Animal Justice leads the legal fight for animals in Canada. Our lawyers work to pass strong new animal protection legislation, push for the prosecution of animal abusers, and fight for animals in court.
Created for Animal Justice by Wanderlust Entertainment/Animal Rights Media, with funding coming from a grant provided by Mission Earth.
Role: Lead Video Editor
Location: filmed in the 46th District of Maryland
Date: March 2018
Story: Team46 is a group of state legislators based in the 46th District of Maryland, which covers most of the waterfront of the city of Baltimore. They were looking to hire a production company to create an online video campaign to help with the Democratic primary. This consisted of one main video (which is linked here), as well as three shorter topical pieces, covering some of their accomplishments.
With my production company, Hudson Media, we ran the entire production, from pre-production strategy sessions, to the long and strenuous shoot days, to the post-production editing process.
On June 26th, all four members of Team46 (State Senator Bill Ferguson, Delegate Brooke Lierman, Delegate Luke Clippinger, and Delegate Robbyn Lewis) won their respective primaries.
Role: Shooter, Producer, Editor, Hand-Holder
Team46 - Main Video
Location: Arlington, VA
Date: June 2017
Story: This project is an exploration of the complicated balance between artist and mother as well as how the traumas and obstacles of Annie's past continue to effect her artwork. I served as videographer and editor, while Rebecca Friday served as producer and director. Shot on Sony FS5 in the artist's home studio.
profile: annie broderick
Accessibility @ Loyola
Location: Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
Date: September 2017
Story: Loyola University Maryland is in the process of updating and addressing the issues of accessibility within all of their courses. While they still have a long way to go, they are now acknowledging the work that needs to be done, and are taking steps in the right direction. I was tasked with producing and editing this piece, to be used in a variety of presentations used on-campus.
Accessibility at Loyola University Maryland
Location: The Crown (Baltimore, MD)
Date: April 2015
Story: KAHLON "challenges the boundaries of genre specific music events and present new wave artists with distinctive styles on one stage to a colorful influx of music enthusiast to cultivate a fresh take on traditional showcasing." My small music video production, BMOREhush, collaborated with Abdu Ali, the founder and organizer of KAHLON, to create a mini documentary about the event. I functioned as co-producer and sole videographer and editor for this video.
Check out the full interview with Abdu and the video here.
KAHLON w/ ABDU ALI
Location: Creative Alliance (Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD)
Date: February 2015
Story: Zeke Cohen, a fellow Goucher alum, has been a huge advocate of helping and progressing the Baltimore education system. He is the founder and executive director of The Intersection, a successful non-profit that helps prepare kids in high school for their future. Most recently, he decided to became the newly elected City Councilperson for the 1st District of Baltimore City, He reached out to me to film the campaign launch event and create a series of videos for his campaign.
You can see more about his campaign at his website here
Zeke Cohen for City Council - The Launch Event
Already A Leader: Zeke Cohen for City Council
A Better Place
Who's On Deck?
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date: August 2011
Story: This is a reel for a television interview/talk-show that I was a production intern on in 2011. It was a very small crew, so I functioned as a videographer and editor, and assisted in setting up lighting and sound. I was on set and working for all of the interviews in this reel, except for the Deepak Chopra one.
Who's on Deck Reel
Date: June 2013 - Current
Story: Ultiworld is the world's premier source of news and video coverage for Ultimate Frisbee. I have been the lead of their video team since late 2013. We fly out to cover tournaments all over the country, from San Diego to Raleigh. I have made over 30 highlight reels for them in the time that I have worked for them. They are not the pinnacle of editing and videography, but they are well-viewed, and show my aptitude for editing sports video, even from just one camera. I have attached three of my favorites, one of which has over 55,000 views on YouTube at this point.
College Men's Ultimate Frisbee Highlights 2016
Pro Flight Finale 2016: Highlights
College Women's Ultimate Frisbee Highlights 2016
Location: filmed in Cape Cod, MA; edited remotely in Bethesda, MD
Date: May 2018
Story: “Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, Inc. is on a mission to save our blue planet.” This video was shot by Animal Welfare, to help document the great work OPAK is doing.
Created for OPAK by Wanderlust Entertainment/Animal Rights Media, with funding coming from a grant provided by Mission Earth.