Friday, December 29, 2017

The Skimm

I spent a week in July with the powerhouse women from The Skimm, and directed these Facebook Watch shows for them.

First, an unscripted competition show where up and coming female entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in an elevator to win a year of mentorship.

Then Chelsea Handler, Brooklyn Decker, Minka Kelly and Shiri Appleby got into bathtubs, to break down some complicated global issues in less than three minutes.

Enjoy!

New Directing Reel

As mentioned, new directing reel.

Ooooh, Hyperlinked!

The Hyperlinked theme song is really catchy. If you listen to it more than twice, you end up going around the rest of the day singing, "Ooooh, Hyperlinked!" In fact all of the songs are infectious, as are the five girls in L2M, a tween pop group who also star in the show.

It was a joy to direct five of the 10 half-hour episodes in the first season of Hyperlinked, including the season finale. From Youtube Red and Disney, I like to think of the show as The Monkees for girls in the digital age. I was inspired by my years watching Facts of Life, too. Another show with a killer theme song.

Since Hyperlinked aired this past June, it has been awarded the Common Sense Media Seal, and has inspired girls to become interested in careers in computer science. The pilot, directed by Kimmy Gatewood, has been viewed 2.5 million times.

Here is a trailer!

Monday, March 28, 2016

How To Not Wash Dishes Like An Asshole

So El NiƱo didn't quite deliver.  The drought is still real and we are barreling toward a very dry dystopian future.  Yes, California will go full Mad Max in a generation or two, and Charlize Theron won't be around to save us.  Here is a short I directed (written by and starring Diana Gitelman) to remind us that the little things help.

(Photo cred: Not me.  George Miller and his Academy Award sweeping team of genius designers.)

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

My 1st Emmy Nom

With the Emmys coming up this weekend, it suddenly occurred to me that I forgot to mention I was nominated!!!

Okay, thats a little misleading.  It was for a local, Los Angeles Area Emmy, for best Public Service Announcement.  (You may remember the PSA for the Santa Monica Museum of Art that I directed from earlier this year.) Anyway, we didn't win, but as they say, it was an honor just to be nominated.

Here are some photos from the award ceremony last July.