I first began work on this feature documentary from award winning filmmaker Daniel Patrick Carbone in 2013. This observation film takes a poetic approach to narrative, and follows 3 boys in vastly different industrial towns across America as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. During my time working on the film it has been invited to participate in the IFP Project Forum, and has received three rounds of grants from the Cinereach foundation. Phantom Cowboys recently held its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, and its international premiere at the 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Producer / Writer / Director of Photography
Best Feature Documentary, 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary, 2018 Lighthouse Film Festival,
Cinematography Jury Prize, 2018 Sidewalk Film Festival
Best Director, 2018 Tacoma Film Festival
Spotlight on Documentary Selection, 2014 IFP Project Forum
Cinereach Grantee, 2009, 2016, 2018
Tribeca Film Festival (World Premiere), Sheffield Doc/Fest (International Premiere), International Film Festival Boston, RiverRun International Film Festival, SF DocFest, Lighthouse International Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, American Film Festival Poland, Tacoma Film Festival, Denver International Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Mostra International Film Festival Sao Paulo
The Hollywood Reporter calls it "liltingly poetic" and “a melancholic and provocative mood piece”.
i-D Vice says it’s “An important film that encourages empathy and understanding at a time when the world needs it more than ever.”
The Film Stage: “Phantom Cowboys is a poetic look at nature, nurture, opportunity and struggle.”