Story

Hey! My name’s Kevin and I’m a digital creative from Southern California.

I believe that stories have incredible power. Stories inspire. They decide politics. Define nations. And create culture. Stories weave themselves into our daily lives and remind us of who we are and where we’ve been.

A native of San Diego, I attended Chapman University in Orange County where I graduated with degrees in Film Production and Business Administration.

During my time in school, I developed my passion for creating thought-provoking films that inspire and entertain.

In 2012, my aspiration to make meaningful films led me to become a founding partner of Join the Lights, a non-profit organization that creates story-centric film-media for social justice causes around the world. My job focus includes story development, production direction, film editing and web design.

When I’m not on the road or working on a project, I enjoy reading, tennis, soccer, film, video games and seeking out adventure.

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“Be who you are & say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Theodor Geisel
Thessaloniki, Greece

Work

Selected Freelance Projects

Labor of Love Labor of Love Documentary   Directing, Editing
For My Daughter For My Daughter Documentary   Directing, Editing
If You See Something If You See Something Commercial   Directing, Editing
jtl-screen-2 Join the Lights Website   Code, Design
imsuperman I’m Super, Man Short Film   Directing, Editing
bbk-screen Boom Box Kids Short Film   Editing
jcb-screen James Curlin Band Website   Code, Design
aia-screen Action in Africa Website   Code, Design
pr-screen Paper Route Website   Code, Design
cran-sauce-screen Cranberry Sauce Short Film   Editing
lobh-screen Land of Broken Hearts Website   Code, Design
blind-screen Blindsided Short Film   Directing, Editing, Writing
“To achieve great things, two things are needed:
a plan and not quite enough time.”
– Leonard Bernstein
Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Notebook

Made it to the Beach in Costa Rica

Hola from Costa Rica

Talk about a beautiful, friendly country! While doing filming for the last couple of weeks, Costa Rica has lived up to its name with rich …

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“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

Join the Lights Team in Nepal

A Year Abroad: Wrong Turns to Right Places

There are moments in life that demand pause – just a moment’s breath. For me, this is one of those moments. Right now, I sit …

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“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – R. W. Emerson, Social Aims

Kevin on Wat Arun

Sights of Bangkok

I recently spent about a month in Bangkok, Thailand, doing post-production work for Join the Lights. During my stay I had a chance to explore …

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Paradoxes at Play: Filmmaking for Good

Social justice documentaries are hard to make. As with traditional docs, almost everything’s out of the filmmaker’s control from the weather to the outcome. Actors …

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All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. - Saint Francis Assisi  Inspiring

A short video I made of sights and sounds captured on the streets of Thessaloniki, Greece.

 Travel

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” – Bob Goff, Love Does

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve:
the fear of failure.”
– Paulo Coelho
Kenya - Uganda Border

Contact

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