O W N E R / DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER
Master's Degree in Communication
2013 National Award Winner - Best PSA
2014 National Award Winner - Best Documentary
2017 Addy Award
A native of Topeka, KS., I currently reside in the greater Kansas City area.
After a college basketball playing career at Pittsburg State University, in 2014 I obtained my Master's degree in Communication where I also recieved a National Award for "Best Documentary" for a long-form sports documentary I directed called "We Not Me - A Kansas Basketball Story."
It was directing that year long documentary and receiving a National award that gave me the affirmation and confidence to pursue my childhood dream of filmmaking as a full-time profession. And now, I approach my craft as a filmmaker with the exact same work ethic, focus, & intensity that had made me successful on the court as a collegiate athlete.
Prior to launching A1 films, I was the lead Cinematographer & Filmmaker for both the Top private-sector (& global) company in the greater Kansas City area, as well as the fastest growing Field Marketing Organization in the country based in Topeka, KS. My years of experience as an in-house cinematographer, coupled with my passion & growth as a storyteller, prepared me to launch my own video production company to help business owners, organizations, & brands from across the country connect to their audiences with engaging video content. I truly aim to craft authentic experiences for the audiences of my clients & believe that personal storytelling serves as the connector to impact people's lives and cause them to take action.
As a freelance Cinematographer I've filmed for National brands & networks such as ESPN, NFL Network, A&E, Nat Geo, Amazon and continue to look to grow relationships to help produce content for clientele on a national scale. For details on about my cinematography work as a freelancer you can visit my site here.
Though filmmaking brings me great joy, it is my faith and my role as a husband and a father to our four little ones that truly defines who I am.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have concerning rates, quotes, or gear for your next upcoming project. I understand the creative process can seem a little daunting, so I'd love to help walk you through the process of creating your next master piece!
Thank you & God Bless!