After his only son is murdered – collateral damage in the Mexican drug war – a mystic poet becomes a modern-day Odysseus, launching an international crusade to save his country before returning to his hometown. EL POETA reinterprets the “hard news” horror story of the Mexican drug war as a deeply personal, poetic and even hopeful one, tracing Sicilia’s path from poet and father to movement leader and international symbol of grief and redemption.
Directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, EL POETA is a co-production of Loteria Films and the Latino Public Broadcasting and is supported by the Angelica Foundation, BRITDOC, ITVS, and the Berkeley Film Foundation.
Release Date: 2015
Cinematographer and co-producer
It’s been over 2 years since we started filming this observational feature doc about the aftermath of the change in the 3-strikes law in California. Directed by Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway from Loteria Films.
I had the pleasure of working with Academy Award Winning director Megan Mylan on this film about a young woman and her garden. The film played at Sundance in 2014.
[positiv] is an hour long documentary produced for Swedish Television about people living HIV+ in Sweden, South Africa, Zimbabwe, USA, Russia and Thailand. Aired on Swedish Television December 2014.
USA Segment Producer: Rebekah Fergusson
DP: Mario Furloni
Audio: Ray Day
Camera / Editor / Producer
Short verité-based documentary following the Pearson Young Scientists program during the summer of 2012. In this program, a collaboration between Pearson Foundation, New Learning Institute and the California Academy of Sciences, middle-school students create an augmented-reality educational game for visitors of the lake Lagunitas area.