Albany Free School
Founded in 1969, the Albany Free School is the oldest independent, inner-city alternative school in the United States. Get to know this student-centered, democratically run school, in which play is an core form of pedagogy, project-based learning anchors student interests, and an ethos of freedom creates an environment of self-direction, responsibility, and emotional growth.
Rock Steady Farm
This short introduces you to a longer documentary film about Rock Steady Farm, a queer owned and operated collective vegetable farm, and its mission to make high-quality, fresh food accessible to many while providing training and support to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC farmers from around the region.
I was thrilled to be a first-round recipient of Hudsy TV's Community Content Fund, which was key to being able to make the film. The full film will be viewable this summer on Hudsy TV. Please head over to Hudsy and sign-up to receive release information.
Judy Pfaff's ar.chae.ol.o.gy
Cited by critics as the pioneer of installation-art, world-renowned Judy Pfaff steadfastly refuses to give narrative meaning to her work. This film provides a look into her artistic process as she develops and installs a site-specific work at the Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, New York in the early summer of 2021.
Kite's Nest is a youth-centered educational and training space in Hudson, New York that is dedicated to the development of radical imagination, youth leadership, and community power. This social media short chronicles a late-summer day of community engagement, creativity, and input for their process of envisioning the the next phases of their campus development.
Digifabshop is a digital fabrication company in Hudson, New York, that specializes in custom architectural interiors. This film showcases the increasingly sophisticated technological tools that support Digifab's work, which remains above all grounded in its core strength: a diverse, highly qualified, and collaborative team.
Lois Dickson is an artist whose work is rooted in the organic forms of the natural world. This short portrait, grounded in oral history and observational documentary techniques, explores several key moments in her development as a renowned painter of abstracted landscapes.
Sky Farm Hemp atmospherics
Sky Farm Hemp grows organic CBD hemp flower using regenerative, soil-building methods in the Oblong Valley of eastern New York. This set of moving images was created to support Sky Farm's client outreach and direct sales.
Steeplechase Pier, Coney Island
This Coney Island pier serves as a year-round gathering site for urban fishing enthusiasts in New York City. This film was created in conjunction with an observational documentary filmmaking workshop at Union Docs.
Momentum is a training institute and movement incubator, committed to teaching and learning the craft of popular movements. This is one of three video shorts - each with a distinct emphasis - created to concisely introduce the core qualities of the organization to the community of social justice organizers it aims to support.