in 15 mins or less…

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#JusticeForGeorge x MTL Shooter (with Stefan Verna) + Editor (May 2020, 3 mins) Vidéomontage d’un rassemblement digne et sans précédent pour combattre la prédation policière et le racisme systémique de Minneapolis à Montréal. — Videomontage of an unprecedented and dignified gathering to combat predatory policing and systemic racism from Minneapolis to Montréal.
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The Empty City Director, Shooter + Editor (April 2020, 4 mins) One of Montreal’s finest drag queens, Crystal Slippers, performs a 1978 Mina classic bringing light to the dark Covid isolation. A contribution to the 2020 Passoverboard Soirée.
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The Unnecessary Inventor 60 Second Docs
Shooter (March 2020, 1 min) Matt Benedetto has invented high heel roller-skates, mittens that you can still flip people off with, and earbuds that also function as a chopstick holders. His inventions, which no one is allowed to buy, don’t attempt to solve the world’s most demanding concerns. Rather, in a clever critique of consumerism, his inventions exclusively address life’s most insignificant challenges.
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#WetsuwetenStrong Wet’suwet’en Media Team
Shooter + Editor (Feb 2020) Member of the small-yet-strong media team of the Gitimt’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Here are a couple examples of videos shot and edited of the nation’s territorial defence during the massive police operation to force construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Includes great footage from other cherished team members. RCMP Invasion: The First 72 Hours (4 mins) It’s Time to Take Some Time (3 mins)
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The Midnight Vote Politico
Shooter (Feb 2020, 6 mins) Every four years dozens of journalists travel to a small unincorporated township in Dixville Notch, N.H., to tally the first primary votes in the nation, a tradition that began 60 years ago after millionaire Neil Tillotson realized he didn’t want to drive over an hour to the nearest polling location.
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Les 5 sources de l’éco-anxiété | The 5 Sources of Eco-Anxiety La planète s’invite au Parlement
Co-director + Co-editor (May 2019, 5 episodes x 3 mins) FR: Une série de cinq courts vidéos qui revèlent les cinq sources de l’éco-anxiété, et comment les combattre. EN: A series of five short videos revealing the five sources of eco-anxiety and how to fight them. 1: Le future | The Future 2: Les médias | The Media 3: Greenwashing 4: Les leaders | Our Leaders 5: Avoir des enfants | Having Kids
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2019 Doc Cinematography Reel Shooter + Editor (May 2019, 3 mins) Some of my favourite shots from the last 18 months of documentary shooting…set to a beat.
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International Holographic Pop Star 60 Second Docs
Shooter (April 2019, 1 min) How a bunch of pixels got famous.
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Indigenous Nation Blocks TransCanada Pipeline with New Checkpoint The Real News Network
Shooter + Editor (Dec 2018, 7 mins) When pipeline company TransCanada attempts to deliver a Canadian court injunction against a decade-old Wet’suwet’en checkpoint, they run into a second, fresh checkpoint set-up by a neighboring clan.
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Free Edwin Espinal Free Edwin Espinal Campaign
Shooter + Editor (Dec 2018, 4 mins Short video in support of the international campaign to free Honduran political prisoner Edwin Espinal.
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Power-Washing Hate 60 Second Docs
Shooter (Nov 2018, 1 min) Hate no more. Corey Fleischer, charismatic founder of the worldwide #ErasingHate movement, power-washes hate graffiti. Originating in Montreal, he and his anti-hate army now target, locate, and eliminate hate speech anywhere and everywhere in the world.
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The Never-ending Coup The Real News Network
Shooter + Editor (Jan 2018, 6 and 10 mins)

EN: Two-part special report on the inauguration of an unelected regime in Honduras. ES: Reportaje especial en dos partes sobre la toma de posesión de un régimen no electo en Honduras.

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“Este país es una dictadura” Democracy Now en español
Shooter + Writer (Jan 2018, 3 mins)

En Honduras, continúan las protestas por todo el país en contra del supuesto fraude electoral generalizado en la reelección del presidente en funciones Juan Orlando Hernández.

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Breaking Through Fusion Jeunesse
Shooter + Editor (Dec 2017, 6 mins)

Fifteen high-schoolers from villages accross Nunavik gathered in Kuujjuarapik for the 5th Annual Pigunnaniq Music Festival. This video captures a fraction of the magic that took place.

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#JaimeMonParcJarry Projet Montréal
Shooter + Editor (Oct 2017, 2 mins)

FR: Une vidéolettre d’amour au terrain de basket au Parc Jarry à Montréal, où Jesse joue basket.
EN: A video love letter to Montréal’s renowned Parc Jarry basketball court, Jesse’s home court.

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Bringing Punk Rock to Ancient Egypt in ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ Kotaku
Shooter (Oct 2017, 4 mins)

The lead writer for ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’, one of the most highly-anticipated video games in recent memory, is an improv comedian and theatre director. Alain Mercieca describes how his unique Montreal work marriage came to be.

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Lactatia: The 8-year-old Drag Queen 60 Second Docs
Shooter (Sept 2017, 1 min)

“We need more people to be free, that’s the kind of message I’m trying to send.” Eight-year-old star enjoying the full support of their “awesome” parents shares some of their philosophy on life.

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Monólogo: Independencia Monólogo con Félix Molina
Shooter + Editor (Sept 2016, 7 mins)

ES: Morazán, Cáceres y la verdadera independencia. Félix Molina, periodista destacado en Resistencia The Film, cierre el mes de la patria en Honduras con contexto y analisis. — EN: From Morazán to Berta Cáceres, award-winning journalist Félix Molina closes Honduras’ ‘Independence Month’ with a monologue on what true independence might look like for the Central American republic.

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The Leap Manifesto Goes Aerial at the World Social Forum The Leap Manifesto
Co-shooter + Co-editor (Aug 2016, 3 mins)

Video piece on this unique ‘aerial action’ featuring Naomi Klein and Bianca Mugyenyi. Made with my colleagues at Makila Coopérative Multimédia.

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LEAP: The New Danger The Leap Manifesto
Graphics + Editing (June 2016, 3 mins)

A short mash-up and animation piece satirizing the reaction of certain Canadian politicians and pundits to the Leap Manifesto.

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The Resurrection of a Honduran Journalist The Real News
Solo Video-journalist (May 2016, 7 mins)

Days after suffering a double attempt on his life, award-winning journalist Félix Molina gets back to work covering the case of assassinated indigenous leader Berta Cáceres.

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La resurrección de un periodista hondureño The Real NewsVideoperiodista (Mayo 2016, 7 mins)

Días después de sufrir un doble atentado, el destacado periodista Félix Molina vuelve a trabajar el caso de la asesinada lideresa indígena Berta Cáceres.

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Honduran Elections: Another Chapter of the Coup The Real News  
Solo Video-journalist (December 2013, 9 mins)

In the absence of a trustworthy process, those who took power by force in 2009 will be staying in power.

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Honduran Police Burn Community to the Ground The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (July 2011, 8 mins)

Homes, churches, schools and crops all destroyed as the coup government continues to side with wealthy plantation owners over the country’s organized farmers.

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La policia de Honduras arrasa con un pueblo The Real News   Videoperiodista (Julio 2011, 9 mins)

La comunidad campesina de Rigores, en el valle Aguán, se ha convertido en el ejemplo más reciente de un desalojo llevado a cabo por las autoridades hondureñas. Destruyeron las escuelas, la iglesia, los cultivos y dejaron a más de cien families sin hogar.

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SlutWalk Lands in Tegucigalpa The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (June 2011, 6 mins)

The Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa becomes the latest in roughly 80 cities around the world to hold a SlutWalk, a growing global movement against the blaming of victims for sexual violence committed against them.

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Pennsylvania to Become ‘Gasland’? The Real News   Video-journalist (Nov. 2010, 11 mins) Co-Produced with Malak Behrouznami

Pennsylvanians set to take on government, industry and Karl Rove over one of world’s largest natural gas deposits.

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Canadian Court Bans G20 Defendant from Speaking The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Oct. 2010, 10 mins)

Community organizer Alex Hundert ‘coerced into unprecedented gag clause’, making him the only person in Canada who is legally barred from speaking to the media. This interview with Hundert was filmed before the ban went into effect.

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Report from Land Occupations in Post-Coup Honduras The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Mar. 2011, 9 mins)

Honduran farmers take palm oil plantations from agribusiness that supported the 2009 military coup.

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G-20 Fallout Continues in Toronto The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Sept. 2010, 9 mins)

A photographer, a migrant rights organizer, a nurse and a media activist, all arrested at the G-20, explain their lack of faith in the official inquiry process.

Honduran Coup Regime Targets Musicians The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Sep 2010, 10 mins)

Café Guancasco, favorite band of the coup resistance movement, has midday concert attacked by police and military.

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Arizona: State of Fear The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Aug. 2010, 7 mins)

Arizona politicians stoking white community’s fear of immigrants to get votes in November elections.

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The Whole “Officer Bubbles” Story The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (July 2010, 12 mins)

Toronto’s Parkdale neighborhood condemns G-20 related mass arrest inside the community. Lawyer and neighbor Riali Johanesson, herself detained while trying to speak to an arrested client, takes us through the day.

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Media Took US Government Cash During Trial of the Cuban 5 The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (June 2010, 10 mins)

Ten years later, evidence has emerged that the conviction of the ‘Cuban 5’ by a Miami court was influenced by journalists on the State Department payroll.

“But My Mom Doesn’t Have Papers” The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (May 2010, 12 mins)

Second-grader joins national movement that’s declaring ‘immigrant rights are civil rights’.

Peter Peterson and the Campaign to Cut Benefits in the U.S. The Real News   Video-journalist (May 2010, 8 mins) Co-Produced with Mishuk Munier

Billionaire invites Clinton, Greenspan and Obama’s ‘Debt Czars’ to conference launching his latest campaign to cut health and social security benefits.

Vale Executive Accuses Striking Canadian Miners of Racism The Real News   Video-journalist (April 2010, 11 mins) Co-Produced with Bertrand Riviere

Strike gets ugly as nickel miners in Sudbury respond to ‘race-baiting’ allegations in dispute with Brazilian multinational.

Honduran Campesinos Under the Gun The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (April 2010, 9 mins)

Government installed in 2009 coup has mobilized thousands of soldiers for negotiations with a peasant plantation occupation.

Honduran Elections Exposed The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Dec. 2009, 10 mins)

Coup regime’s claims of more than 60% participation in free and fair election revealed as fraud, but embraced by the West.

Prueba de Fraude Electoral en Honduras The Real News   Videoperiodista (Dic 2009, 10 mins)

El Tribunal Supremo Electoral reporta cifras que van en contra de su propio conteo.

Honduras: An Election Validated by Blood and Repression The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Nov. 2009, 13 mins)

Honduran coup government continues repressive tactics on election day. Report from San Pedro Sula.

Honduras: Elección Validada por Represión y Sangre The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Nov 2009, 14 mins)

El régimen de facto sigue reprimiendo al movimiento en contra del golpe de estado, aún en medio de su ‘celebracíon democrática’. Reportaje desde San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

What it Takes to be Number One The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Aug. 2009, 9 mins)

What compels the world’s second largest mining company, Brazil’s Vale, to use such hard-handed tactics to cut miners’ benefits in Canada?

Gold, Impunity and Violence in El Salvador The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (Aug. 2009, 11 mins)

Assassination of anti-mining resistance leader Marcelo Rivera part of terror campaign against activists opposing Canadian gold mining company.

G-20 or G-192: Fear of the South The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (July 2009, 11 mins)

Governments of the Global North using the G-20 to shut the UN General Assembly out of the response to the global economic crisis, as governments of the Global South question the pillars of the world economy.

Past is Present in Latin America The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (April 2009, 13 mins)

US President Obama arrives at his first Summit of the Americas declaring his intention to ‘look forward’, while many in Latin America forced to live the past every day.

Historic Power Shift in El Salvador The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (March 2009, 11 mins)

Popular journalist leads former guerrilla army to left’s first presidential victory in country’s history.

Why You Should Know Gen. Jack Keane The Real News   Solo Video-journalist (March 2009, 11 mins)

Gen. Keane’s role in blocking US troop withdrawal from Iraq is a perfect example of the ‘military-industrial complex’ in action.

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