Since 1992, I’ve been creating independent documentaries and serving broadcast, corporate and government clients. I am well-versed in all aspects of filmmaking from writing and producing to shooting and editing. I love creative collaboration and helping clients produce captivating videos. Maintaining a positive attitude and a good sense of humor on location goes a long way in putting people at ease and makes production more fun.
Red Dot on the Ocean, a feature-length documentary, is the story of Matt Rutherford, a troubled youth who became a sailing legend. I partnered with The Sailing Channel to tell this sailing adventure/coming-of-age story. It opened at the Quad Cinema in NYC in October 2014 and aired on public television stations across the USA. It is currently available on Amazon Prime.
Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story from SailFlix on Vimeo.
It’s an inspiring tale, to be sure… Rutherford is an engagingly charismatic, charmingly self-deprecating figure, and his amusing running commentary throughout his voyage makes a nice contrast to Robert Redford’s taciturn silence throughout the fictional, similarly-themed All is Lost…His story certainly deserved to be told…
—Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
…. plays like an upbeat, real-life All Is Lost, as Mr. Rutherford, with relatively simple sailing equipment, contends with setbacks and the elements.
—By Ben Kenigsberg, NEW YORK TIMES
This is a remarkable film, one of the best sailing documentaries ever produced…. Highly recommended…
—Herb McCormick, Senior Editor, CRUISING WORLD MAGAZINE