Mini-documentaries and personal reflections. Of all the film work I’ve done, these are closest to my heart.
|Scar Beneath My Sleeve|
My neighborhood seemed too perfect to be real -- until a tragedy changed everything.
|Land of Sleep|
I live in a city that doesn't sleep, but I grew up in a town that never wakes. In this film, I visit the strange, somnambulent place I used to call home, and examine the way my feelings about it have changed over the years.
|The Accidental Sea|
A few years ago, the late, great film critic Roger Ebert saw this little film of mine and wrote: “This video is haunting and beautiful. A lament for man’s foolish optimism in the implacable face of nature.” That still may be the greatest compliment anyone’s ever paid my work, in film or letters.
|When it Rains Like This|
I'm not sure if I like it when it rains like this,
but it sure is pretty.
When I tell people I collect old photos with writing on them, I usually get a blank stare. I made this video to help explain how I find them and why I love them. All the photos in the video are also featured in my book of the same name.
|Searching for Miss Peregrine|
Back in 2011, I flew to Belgium to shoot the book trailer for Miss Peregrine
— and found a lot more than I bargained for.
|Skinny Leg Blues|
Super-8 films found in a shoebox give glimpses of a young man;
all that remain of the father I never knew.