Net Loss is a portrait of picturesque Noyo Harbor, a small fishing village in Northern California that is in crisis. The struggle of its residents represents the larger, global struggle of communities in transition from natural resource based labor to service based economies. The resulting emotional, economic and political climate is a complex web that provides no easy answers or immediate solutions. The story of the village is told by the fishermen who live and work in the fading industry and by the images that capture the melancholy times.
16mm color film
This film is a celebration of the redworm, a slimy creature who is slowly eating away at our tremendous waste problem. Worm composting is gaining ground, especially in Northern California, where excellent examples of the closed circuit waste reduction method can be found in schools, office buildings, and on larger scale farms. Worms at Work features the worms and the people who feed them in an effort to educate both children and adults, while reforming popular opinion about the lowly worm.
National Finalist, Student Academy Awards, 2002
Crested Butte Reel Fest, 2002
Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin, 2002
President's Council on Bioethics Screening, 2002
Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2002
16mm black and white film
Flaunt is centered around Marina Wolf, a leading fat acceptance advocate and the founder of Big Moves, a Hip Hop dance organization. It explores the foundations of the dance organization via the avenues of body image, "alternative dance," and the emotional, psychological, and cultural importance of dance.