‘It Makes Me Happy’ – A Short Film About a Little Pianist

Meet Meagan Cook Mora, a ten year old award-winning pianist from Costa Rica. I shot and edited this film when Meagan was on her second trip to NYC, set to perform at Carnegie Hall. The footage in the beginning of the video is from various performances she’s done since she began playing professionally at the…

Rubin Museum // Reflection

My first trip to the Rubin Museum was with a group of acerbically-minded third graders. I immediately felt comforted in the quiet, deep-gray and gilded red space. The low chanting in the galleries and the soft faces of many Buddhas struck me as a warm greeting: kind and impersonal. The kids gravitated almost immediately to…

‘The Dynamiter’ & Childhood

The concept of children as smaller versions of adults persisted in history up until the early 20th Century. The purpose of children was to grow up and carry on whatever their parents or guardians needed them for, whether it was a family business or help in the field or the family home and bloodline. “Kids”…