personal projects  
Taiga Zen

In summer of 2017, I returned to my homeland of Siberia to film the annual off-the-grid subsistence hunt trip by my parents.  In this film, I want to explore the deep spiritual connection the people of Siberia have with their land.  I experimented with new media in this project, filming it entirely on an iPhone. 

 

The film is currently in edit. 

The Healing Plant

In 2017 I continued exploring the subject of alternative spirituality and the power of self-healing by spending two weeks in the Peruvian Amazon with a Shipibo ayahuasca healer Gaspar Rengifo.  The resulting film is an introduction to the experience, complete with the interviews from the shaman, his family and other attendees of the retreat.

 

The film is currently in edit. 

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