documentary work

Films

Film in progress

Going Rogue (working title)

Going Rogue (working title) follows a cadre of accomplished writers, podcasters and video hosts that are breaking ties with established media companies to publish independently. Frustrated by pressures from advertisers and newsroomers to fit their work within a certain cultural and political framework, they’re forgoing stable salaries to forge a new model depending on direct support from subscribers. But their fight for truth has only shifted to a new battleground, as they face censorship from publishing platforms, payment portals and social media channels. Can these trailblazers figure out a way to both make a living and publish the facts as they see them, free of outside influence? Could this new model be the way forward for the next generation of journalists?

2017

Ignition: Souls of San Francisco

On the surface, Dijon Bowden is a talented street photographer who has told thousands of people’s stories. But anyone who has stood in front of his lens or who has gazed deeply into one of his photographs can tell you that there’s something bigger going on. IGNITION: Souls Of San Francisco is the story of a movement that’s caught fire in San Francisco and has started spreading across the nation. It’s the story of all sorts of souls, seen through a lens of love and compassion, awakening to their own presence and purpose and to the other souls around them.

The magic in Dijon’s photography comes from the positive energetic force that he cultivates and radiates. This light is there, reflected back, in the eyes of each individual he photographs. His project, SOULS of Society, has connected hundreds of thousands of people in a growing community of empathy, openness, and awakening. The film follows Dijon and some of the people his project has touched, delving beyond his photographs to the heart of what he’s been called to do.