Director // Producer
A series following Ranchers using their paleontology expertise to locate and extract dinosaur fossils and skeletons from the hills of the North West. Shot and directed the “Clayton Phipps” series, writing story, building schedules and managing crew and talent.
Documentary (title/release tbd)
A documentary exploring the trials, progress and those left behind as the island country of Sri Lanka evolves and recovers from recent natural disasters and civil war, and the group of volunteers determined to help.
The Lost Gold of WWII
The quest for one of the largest treasures in modern day history, searching for hundreds of billions of dollars of stolen loot supposedly hidden in Southeast Asia by Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita. Directed one of the two teams tasked to follow treasure hunters through the thick, mountainous forest of The Philippines.
The Great Food Truck Race S9
Critic’s Choice Award for Best Travel/Adventure show. The Great Food Truck Race follows six teams, competing and cooking in cities and towns across the American Midwest. Managed and Directed team “New England Grill”.
Director of Photography
Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mines
Veteran Gold Miner Dave Turin searches for lost and abandoned mines to resurrect and chase the gold the old-timers left behind. Managed visual standards and equipment for 3 teams. In addition to series DOP, shot show opening credits and network promotional material.
Documentary series following treasure hunter Darrell Miklos as he deciphers and pursues locations on a map left to him by friend and NASA space pioneer Gordon Cooper. Series shot primarily aboard various sea vessels and underwater.
A studio-based series. Food expert Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga are two friends on a quest to uncover, unbox and eat the old and unique foods that have survived history; they explore history through old food and discover why some foods have stood the test of time. Worked with Set Designer, Key Grip and Gaffer to create the look and feel of the Director’s vision for the series.
Gold Rush: Winter's Fortune
A Gold Rush series spin-off of Discovery’s #1 rated show "Gold Rush" is a series that follows each mining crew as they work through the off-season and race to be the first to find the richest ground. DOP for Team Turin.
The Lost Gold of WWII
In addition to directing, I served as DP (S01), following a crew of treasure hunters in search of unknown riches hidden away during World War II.
Hacking The Wild
Desert, jungle, swamp and artic. One man surviving in extreme elements using only common items found in an average commuter-backpack and whatever the elements may provide. Adventure series filming in extreme elements day and night.
Caught In The Net S2
This series follows true stories of investigators entering the digital world to solve brutal murders. Lacking physical evidence, they will find a digital trail, whether it's chat rooms, cellphone apps, car GPS or fitness trackers.
My Murder Story
A premium documentary series unwraps the true stories of family members on a journey for answers in the aftermath of a murder. They're each seeking peace and closure, but what each film actually captures are the moments when each person uncovers a family secret that changes everything they thought they knew. A raw follow-doc with emphasis on quality camerawork and story without the distractions of support equipment or artificial lighting. Strong use of practicals and whatever the locations naturally offered.
The Night That Didn't End
When a person is murdered, their life's story comes to an abrupt end. But for the loved ones left behind, friends and family often relive traumatic memories in vivid detail for the rest of their lives. These painful recollections can also contain clues that help detectives piece together the victim's Night That Didn't End.
In addition to producing, I served as the Series DOP. Three stories of Cowboys that ranch for a living and use their expertise to find and extract fossils and dinosaur skeletons from the hills of the North West. Managed visual style and equipment across 3 teams.
World Of Flavor
Decorated pitmaster and U.S. Navy veteran Big Moe Cason is on an epic culinary adventure to meet the stewards of fantastic flavors, walk in their boots and learn first-hand about the power of local food and community. High end visuals with emphasis on off-speed, lighting and use of prime lenses.
Building Off The Grid
This series documents the journey of building and constructing the perfect off-the-grid home. These builders must overcome rough terrain and harsh conditions to get these unique builds done. Filmed and lived in challenging environments, managed camera team and equipment with little to no resources.
Seasons 1-5. Best known as “Orange County Choppers”, and was Discovery’s long standing no. 1 show. The series follows the family, friendship and chaos surrounding the creation of custom motorcycles.
Sons Of Guns
Follows a custom gun shop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Builds ranged from small firearms to tanks. Live fire. Custom specialty and high-speed cameras for pyrotechnics and explosions. Served as series DOP, Safety and Range Supervisor.
A wild animal transportation company wrangles and transports anything with venom or giant claws. Some cuddly things too. Travel show, working close with dangerous animals. No one died.
Desert Car Kings
Follows classic car restoration from the biggest scrapyard in America to the auction block. The McClure family is restoring American glory, one classic car at a time.
Ghost Hunters International
Follows a team of paranormal investigators around the world and documenting some of the world's most legendary haunted locations. International locations. Lighting large exteriors, structures and sets. Filming and lighting with IR.
United Tastes of America
Chef Jeffrey Saad hosts fellow chefs in kitchens across the States, delving into the amazing history, process, science and pop-culture that have transformed America's favorite foods. Travel, small team and tight locations. Fast setups.
Tiny House, Big Living
This series follows individuals building small, intricate and wildly creative small homes.
My Deadly Appetite
An intense 2hr documentary following a boy with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare disease where one feels if they are constantly hungry. In some cases, they feed themselves uncontrollably until death.
The Treehouse Guys
Occasional DP/operator following a band of amazing carpenters building treehouses nationwide.
Edge of Survival
Tiny House Paradise
Lost Cabin Hunters
Tour De France: Team Discovery
Our Little Life