documentary

Pigheaded at the DCIFF

My new documentary Pigheaded about comix pioneer Skip Williamson has been selected to screen at the 2017 DC Independent Film Festival. The film will play on President's Day February 20th at 1:30 PM at the Naval Heritage Center in the President's Room. For more details and ticket sales, visit: https://dciff-indie.org/2017-documentaries/pigheaded/ You can view the first 4 minutes of the documentary below: →


The Greek Secret

I was hired again by The Washington Oxi Foundation, this time to make a short film about the Greek word Philotimo. I co-directed the film with the organization founders, Andy Manatos and Mike Manatos. I also filmed the opening scene, edited and created all the motion graphics and conducted most of the interviews, including George Stephanopoulos, Arianna Huffington and His →


There’s Something Weird About Jay Lynch

Here's a short web video I made recently. I met up with cartoonist Jay Lynch at SPX in Bethesda. I handed him a copy of Roxy Funnies from 1972 and asked him to tell me about it. Weirdness ensued.


The Story of Oxi Day and the Battle of Crete

I recently directed and edited these two short documentaries for the Washington Oxi Day Foundation. I filmed the opening footage of the WWII Memorial, with Christian Brown as camera assistant. Kian McKeller ran the dolly camera on both Kitreoff's interview and Dina Titus. Christian Brown was camera operator for all other camera work. Sound recording on Kitreoff's interview by Richard →


Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life

In 2011, my friend and long-time collaborator, Steven Greenstreet, brought me on to shoot for a docu-series that he was co-producing with Lagan Sebert on Sebert's sister, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life. On April 23rd, the series premiered on MTV and here's a bonus clip that was released exclusively online. Steven Greenstreet and I shot the b-roll. Lagan Sebert and →


The Archive of Jay Lynch

This is a mini-doc I made as a special web feature for my documentary, Blood, Boobs & Beast. It features underground comix pioneer Jay Lynch and was filmed on a Canon 7D.


New clip released from On Your Mark, Get Set, MOW!

Here's an excerpt of the feature documentary I edited about lawnmower racing. It's an eye-popping, high-octane clip of a lawnmower race, featuring helmet cam footage from 5-time champion Jayson Mikula. The film is showing this weekend at the Naperville Independent Film Festival in Illinois. Directed by Mike Ratel.


We Who Wait: The Adverts and TV Smith

A documentary I shot for a few years ago is having its premiere on the BBC this month. The documentary chronicles the life and contributions of TV Smith the singer and songwriter of the 70's punk band The Adverts. I filmed several interviews including Fugazi frontman and Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye. You can read more as well as watch →


Kelly Froh

Just finished this short doc about autobiographical cartoonist Kelly Froh. Co-directed and edited by Richard B. Smith, Jr. Shot in 2008 on a Sony PD-170.


Waiting for “Superman” DVD extra

NewSchools: Changing the Odds from NewSchools on Vimeo. Academy Award winning director* Davis Guggenheim's new documentary film Waiting for "Superman" comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray February 15th, and with it comes a special feature that was co-edited by myself and Steven Greenstreet. Greenstreet and I worked very closely with the folks at NewSchools Venture Fund to script and edit this →


On Your Mark, Get Set, MOW! trailer

This independent film was on a small budget and needed to keep the editing of this trailer to under 9 hours. This is what we made in those 9 hours.