• AlternaSuisse documentary

    AlternaSuisse is a documentary about 10 DIY maker/art spaces in French-speaking Switzerland, “les lieux alternatives”. Run by art collectives, these spaces come in all shapes (abandoned factories, vintage train cars, empty homes) and sizes (12-300 artists each). They are adored by artists for their affordable studio space and their strong creative communities; at the same time, most struggle to survive in the face of financial hardship, bureaucratic and regulatory nightmares, or internal conflict. In AlternaSuisse we explore what makes each space unique, the indispensable role they play in driving positive social impact and the underlying ethos that binds them together.

    Rough trailer available here.

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  • Behind-the-scenes for Regeneron

    Another behind-the-scenes shoot for a good friend of mine, John Doyle. His project Regeneron is still in production, but can’t wait to see the final result!

  • Behind-the-Scenes w Harlem Dance Club

    I recently had the pleasure of shooting behind-the-scenes at Harlem Dance Club’s promotional video shoot:

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  • Anandwan documentary

    The Anandwan Project is a documentary about Anandwan, the greatest rehabilitation centre for the disabled and leprosy-afflicted in India, and one of the largest such centres in the world.

    Created by Baba Amte in the 1940s, Anandwan provides “untouchables” with medical treatment, food to eat, and a place to live, but also a concrete way to give back through a job that supports the local community. By recognizing that the handicapped and disabled are also capable of contributing to economic development and teaching others, we open the door to a radical shift in cultural mindset. Putting “untouchables” to work was previously inconceivable, but Baba’s model has proven to empower those at the very bottom to rise above and beyond society’s wildest expectations. As a result, today Anandwan is a revolutionary beacon of hope for cultural change and sustainable development, in one of the most unexpected of places.

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  • Into it

    I’ve been wanting to learn Spanish, German and Portuguese… this just blew my mind.

    I stumbled upon this after a google search led me here: http://www.fluentin3months.com/life-lessons/

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  • Imagine

    Imagine, How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer–> In spite of the scandal around made-up quotes, I enjoyed this read. I am all about understanding creativity better and having more of it in my life, so, bring it on! Continue Reading

  • Into It: Broom and Roses, directed by Vuk Mitrovic

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury–> Re-read this great classic. Love Bradbury’s language and writing style. More adventure please!

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  • Into It: Canada Productions part II

    Another favourite of mine can be viewed directly on la web de Canada

    update Aug 2: I just discovered It’s Nice That (which I love and you should check out… right now) had them as Speakers at their 2013 creative symposium… bummed I missed it!

     

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson–> Loved this book (great Christmas present Pat!). Inspirational, informative, well-written… a reading pleasure.

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