Our American rodeo
Our American Rodeo is a documentary project exploring Native American rodeo, from the deserts of Arizona, through the Great Plains and up to the 'Ninaistako' mountain in Montana.
Filming with the Oglala Sioux nation in the Badlands of South Dakota, the frame grabs below are from the full length documentary in production (Sept 2019).
During research I made several films with the help of friends from the Navajo, Hualapai and Hopi Reservations. The first film is a short portrait about Troy Tuni, a very talented rodeo cowboy representing the Navajo nation. The second although not directly related to rodeo is Vincent Salabye’s spiritual relationship with cycling on the land of his ancestors.
an introduction to Troy Tuni
the line by Vincent Salabye
I shot and directed these films for Twitter’s 2019 recruitment drive. Produced by Danielle Guirguis (Smarthouse films) and Marije De Graaf, Edited by Thomas Shenk, Peter Hamelinck (creative director). Tom Walton (copywriter), Cloud factory (agency), George Balatoni (grading) and Darlings Post Productions and Ot Leendertse (Smarthouse films) post production.
Thaddeus - director’s (shorter) edit
Melissa - director’s (shorter) edit
God Is - director’s (shorter) edit
Biz - director’s (shorter) edit
The road to Guincho
A director’s edit I shot for Neil Pryde’s 2019 Autumn brand launch. We spent a week in Portugal’s Sintra National park filming some of the World’s finest and funniest kite boarders and wind surfers. Many thanks to Nora from Neil Pryde, Diogo for the aerial shots and the local knowledge he freely gave us, to George Balatoni for the wonderful grade and Robert Okker, Boxos and Darlings post productions for their support.