I was a Marine for twenty years. I spent 14 years as a Recon Marine and six years as a broadcast journalist, focusing on long-form feature stories. Most of my artistic work is heavily influenced by my service, and I am constantly exploring that theme in my writing, music, and video work.
My most recent short documentary film is called Black Diamonds. It is a story about a group of Recon Marines from the same unit who have reunited every year since their deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. They climbed a mountain in 2019 with their wounded, and the climb raised more than seventy thousand dollars to help service members in need.
Always Beside You:
This song was done in one take in an empty amphitheater. I used three cameras and mixed the audio from all three sources. I shot some B-roll onsite, and there is some dive footage I shot of the USS Emmons to fill out the theme of the video.