On Camera Work
THE HAFIZ PROJECT during the great american eclipse
This short film is a break from most of my on-camera appearances, which usually revolve around my work in the climate world. This is the latest installment of the Hafiz Project, a series created by Eric Mann that visualizes poems written by the great Sufi Master Hafiz. We shot this film in Wyoming during the Great American Eclipse in August of 2017 and it was a completely unique and awe-inspiring experience.
CONNECT4CLIMATE AT COP23
As a part of the Connect4Climate team within the World Bank delegation at COP23, a few times I moved from my role behind the camera to in front of the camera - or sometimes both at once! I livestreamed my own presentation at the China Pavilion as part of a panel on climate communications and also moderated a conversation with two youth video winners at the World Bank pavilion.
When I found out that people were seeing 2015 as a pivotal year in the fight against climate change and that the global climate summit COP21 represented our last chance to avoid a climate crisis, I had to find out more. The result was Climate Countdown. As someone on the outside of the 'climate world' I felt it was important to include myself in my own documentary web-series so that the audience could learn as I learned, grow as I grew, and feel empowered as I myself became more empowered to act on climate.
A short web-series I presented and directed while at COP21 in Paris. So much was going on every day of the climate summit that we decided to do a 'morning show' where we would discuss different facets of the global conference with a variety of stakeholders - over coffee, of course. We covered topics such as Oceans, Citizen Action, Indigenous Rights and the Paris Agreement itself.
Connect4Climate invited me and my co-producer Eric Mann to do a Facebook Live Q&A about our winning video on Carbon Pricing. We discussed our series Climate Countdown, Carbon Pricing and how it can enhance all climate solutions, and why filmmaking and storytelling in general are such powerful tools to keep pushing the climate action agenda forward.
UNFCCC INTERVIEW FOR FILM ON YOUTH ACTION AT COP22
As one of the winners of the World Bank's global youth video competition Film4Climate, I was interviewed by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat and was featured in this official video on youth action.
talking to andrew revkin from the eiffel tower
While in Paris for the climate conference COP21, we presented our work to a high school climate class taught by the renowned New York Times journalist Andrew Revkin. From the ground in Paris, we spoke to him and his students about the recent events at the conference and what it was like to witness this historic event.
LAW, JUSTICE & DEVELOPMENT WEEK AT THE WORLD BANK
The theme for Law, Justice & Development week this year was Climate Change and I was invited down to Washington, DC by Connect4Climate (C4C) to show our award-winning short film on Carbon Pricing. I was also the official videographer for the C4C Digital Media Zone and so jumped between filming panels and presenting on panels!
TELLING THE WORLD ABOUT CARBON PRICING
Connect4Climate hosted a screening of the new Years of Living Dangerously episode "Priceless", which focuses on Carbon Pricing as part of their Digital Media Zone at the World Bank in December. To warm the audience up and introduce the episode, Connect4Climate screened our short film along with the winning carbon pricing PSA and I joined a panel made up of Tom Kerr, Head of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, James Close, Director of the Climate Change Group at the World Bank, Tom Erb, from the Put a Price On It campaign, and Joe Romm, Founding Editor of Climate Progress.
CLIMATE COUNTDOWN TEAM AT THE SDG MEDIA ZONE IN MARRAKECH
My colleague Eric Mann and I were invited to the SDG Media Zone at COP22 alongside the renowned filmmaker Farida Benlyazid to discuss the importance of storytelling and film in future climate action.
PRESENTING OUR WINNING FILM TO THE PRESS AT COP22
The Connect4Climate team made sure to get us in the official UNFCCC press conference room to announce us and the other Film4Climate winners. In a livestreamed discussion, I expressed my passion for carbon pricing as an elegant solution to the climate crisis and how film is a powerful tool in making concepts like carbon pricing un-intimidating and personable.