Directed music video for Alkaline Trio's Goodbye Forever
Formed film collective "Radio Silence"
Film "V/H/S" Nominated for Best Motion Picture at the Catalonian Film Festival
"V/H/S" chosen to play for the "Next and New Frontier Offerings" at Sundance Film Festival
Formed film collective "Chad, Matt and Rob"
University of California, Santa Cruz
"There are obviously huge disadvantages when talking about FF (found film), the most common ones are always "why are you filming" and too much "shaky cam." but there are also some advantages that we love -- mainly the intimacy you can create which in turn can heighten the humor and the horror. We love how intimate it can be, it's a real unique chance to bring the audience into the scene with the characters." from an interview on blogspot site The Bitter Script Reader about the power of the found film genre.
answer to the question on the status of short films in a video and film world predominated by feature length films - "Short films are an incredibly valuable storytelling medium, for audiences and filmmakers. Working within a set amount of time really forces a creator to make choices that pack the story with as much information, character, action, etc. as possible." - taken from an interview on the entertainment review site Under the Gun.