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Dear Philadelphia - 2nd Unit Director of Photography

Dear Philadelphia is the brain child of, director, Renee Osubu and plays as a poetic time capsule showcasing North Philadelphia.  For this project, I was asked to complement Renee and Cinematographer Louis Lopez's style.  

The film premiered in the UK on the British Film Institute's Player and had it's international premiere at the  2021 Sundance Film Festival. It went on to win the Jury Award at Blackstar Film Festival and  was a qualifier for the 2022 BAFTA's and the 94th Academy Awards.  It can now be viewed worldwide as a Vimeo Staff Pick . 

Indiewire says it was  " 
one of the best short films played at Sundance. "

Look At Me: XXXTentacion

"Sabaah Folayan 's film about the late 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion just screened at SXSW 2022 and is set to premiere on the streaming platform June 10, 2022.  Look at Me has been in production with Fader Films since at least 2017, when it was originally commissioned by The Fader. Marc Hogan, a senior writer at Pitchfork, was interviewed for the film."                                                                                                                                                            -

I had the pleasure of working with director Sabaah Folayan to achieve the right look for Marc Hogan's interview. It was a turning point interview for the film that will be streaming starting June 10, 2022 on Hulu. 


Look At Me: XXXTentacion - Additional Cinematographer

Branded Documentary Content

24 Hours in Philadelphia - Director of Photography

For this branded documentary style video, I worked with director and interdisciplinary artist Simone Holland. We were hired by All Ages Productions to work on this spot for the Hilton Hotels & Resorts in collaboration with Bustle.

We had the responsibility of leading a small crew through the streets of Philadelphia to showcase some of what the city has to offer. This was done through the eyes of photographer and creative director Aaron Ricketts.

This video has reached over 100,000 viewers and continues to help tourism in the city of Philadelphia.


Stand Up & Shout: Songs From a Philly High School - Additional Cinematographer

John Legend is teaming up with his Get Lifted Co., Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius to executive produce an upcoming HBO Original documentary about a group of students at a Philadelphia public school who take part in a unique songwriting collaboration.
In the new trailer for Stand Up & Shout: Songs From a Philly High School, shared exclusively with Billboard on Thursday (Oct. 19), we are introduced to the 10th graders at Hill-Freedman World Academy...

Documentary Reel- Director of Photography

Interviews & Broll Reel 2019

Interviews & Broll Reel 2019

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This is a compilation of documentary work I've filmed for production companies such as, Freshfly, LLC and international corporate, nonprofit, and independent work. Some of these projects have been able to help people build schools for children who would otherwise not have them, help communities heal from chemical abuse, and promote cultures in the African diaspora that are often not seen. I am proud of this work and excited to include more.

Additional Documentary Experience

Funded in America with Lala Anthony

Flowing Water

Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of Movies

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AllState Black History Month Campaign

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