(Director, Documentary, HD, 2019)
Listed as an endangered species in 1967 under a precursor to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the numbers of the American Alligator grew quickly and it was taken off the list in 1987 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS).
With rapid urbanization, and thus, a decrease in the wild habitat of the species, there have been instances of man-animal conflict in the case of the alligator. Novel methods are being used to make the public aware of the problem- zoos and amusement parks. Gator-aid looks at two such places- the Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah, GA and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, FL, and the methods they apply for the education of their visitors.
PICTURES ARE TEMPORARY.
(Cinematographer, Narrative Fiction, HD, 2019)
A little boy who is trying to process his grandmother’s death starts to develop attachments to unusual things. While his grandfather is shut down and unable to process his own emotions, a short interaction over the nature of pictures sparks a contemplative journey for the young boy which leads to the boy then returning the same wisdom to his father at a climactic moment that helps both find each other in a hard time.
MOUNTAIN, PRIEST, SON.
(Location Sound Recordist, On-location exec, Documentary, HD, 2018)
Set in one of India’s most sacred and geologically fragile mountain landscapes, the film brings alive the everyday experiences, beliefs and hopes of a priest, his wife, and their 22-year-old son who survived a great flood not long ago. Through their story, we explore a traditional society’s understanding of its own vulnerability and resilience in the face of dramatic environmental change on the one hand and the rapid intrusion of modernity, urbanism and consumerism on the other.
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Echo BRICS Film Festival, Moscow, Russia
Ooty Film Festival, Ooty, India
Ethnografilm, Paris, France
Mountain Film Festival, USA