Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bird Dog summer

We are back live on June 28th @ Piano's! Here's a little clip from around the way.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Save The Bay

Here's a video I just finished for a Rhode Island non-profit organization which does great work in science education and environmental advocacy. They recently lost 1 million dollars of federal funding and are currently trying to fill that gap so they can maintain their great programs.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Wife Alone - Shooting this July

I am producing and editing a new feature written by good friend Justin Reichman. It is provocative story set in his home town, Rochester, NY. To help raise funds, I produced this video for their kickstarter campaign. If you are interested, I'd be happy to tell you more about it. We'd love your support.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Lisps Music Video - Are We At The Movies?

Here's the brand new music video which I shot along with Pamela Romanowsky for my friend César and his band The Lisps. It is the lead single from their new album which is really great. Check em out online for more info I was shooting with my Canon 7D and Sigma 50 lens... which has a really nice depth of field. Go Lisps!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New/Old Dance video

Looking through some old hard drives, I found this footage which I shot with my friend Doug Letheren, almost four years ago when he had just finished at Julliard. He is now a member of the Bat Sheva dance company in Tel Aviv. Anyway, I let the footage sit around for years, trying several times to find the right music to set to his choreography, but never coming up with anything I liked. I finally happened upon this tune from James Blake's EP Klavierwerke, last fall. And now, in my recent bit of unemployment had the time to finish a little video. Hope you like it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

'La Mitad' premiering April 10th at the Havana Film Festival NY

I have finally finished the documentary I began filming in Cuba in 2008. It will be premiering as part of the Havana Film Festival NY - a great festival of Cuban and Latin American films, which I have enjoyed several times in the past. This year is especially cool because it is included in the larger Sí Cuba Festival, which is bringing many of the top musicians, dancers and artists from Cuba to New York for the first time in decades (since before Bush tightened travel restrictions). For more info about my screening and the festival click this link. Details for my screening are here. Below is a brief description of my film.

La Mitad is the story of a father and a son. Mario Mendez-Peñate was thirteen years old in 1959 when Fidel Castro’s army of bearded revolutionaries rode into Havana and turned his quiet childhood in Miramar upside down. Within months his parents had shipped him off to a boarding school in the United States, and he would never return. Fifty years later, Mario’s son Andrés travels to Havana, following the threads of his Cuban identity through the streets and parks, backyards and beaches, where his father’s childhood memories float like a distant dream.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bird Dog Live

(new press shot by Hiroki Kobayashi)

We are happy to be playing several shows in NYC over the next month or so. We will be playing some new tunes at some great venues, and would love if you could join us.

Sunday Feb 27th, 9:30pm - Rockwood Music Hall
Saturday March 19th, 9:00pm - Piano's Upstairs Lounge
April 1st, 9:00pm - The Rock Shop

Also, if you missed our gig at The Living Room last week, here is a taste of what happened:

 Read My Letter - Live @ The Living Room NYC by bird dog

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bird Dog EP finally finished!

I am really happy to share Bird Dog's debut EP with everyone. Please feel free to download it off of bandcamp and share it with your friends and fam. We would love to see you at a show sometime soon!