VIDEOS

Collaborating with filmmakers and producers is supremely satisfying; I love building video content that is insightful, fun, and maybe a bit beautiful too. Whether I'm developing or producing television shows or dreaming up short form profiles of fascinating folks, I enjoy sharing stories that truly matter. 


Online Content

LA WEEKLY

As managing editor of LA Weekly, I was also in charge of the video department, where I built a team of videographers who I sent on various assignments, everything from going to a farm with musician Moby to profiling Native American fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail. I commissioned and executive produced more than 50 short-form videos during my time at the Weekly, watch a selection of them below.

Meet the L.A. Man Who Lives in an Iconic John Lautner Home

Commissioner/Executive Producer: Drew Tewksbury
Videographer/Editor: Peter Holderness
Published L.A. Weekly July 2016.

James Goldstein is instantly recognizable from his appearances at NBA court-sides and fashion show front-rows all over the world. His iconic home, built by legendary architect John Lautner, has been seen in films like "The Big Lebowski" and countless music videos and commercials too. He even donated his house to LACMA as a kind of living museum. The Goldstein-Sheats residence has its own history, flow, and future, and James Goldstein is its center. Read the Peter Holderness' full story: Step Inside the Goldstein Residence, One of L.A.'s Most Famous Homes.


Gnarly Charly: The Bike Punk Activist

Commissioner/ Executive Producer: Drew Tewksbury.
Director: Gloria Moran
Published on LA Weekly May 13, 2017, as part of LA Weekly's People Issue 2017.

Activist-anarchist-cyclist-rocker-gymnast Gnarly Charly seems to have arrived from another dimension, one where the laws of gravity and the rules of society don't apply. The 28-year-old's multiple creative callings make for an impressive résumé — leader of "bike punk" band Pedal Strike, de facto jefe of an underground cycling sect, designer of wild traffic-punk streetwear, builder of chopped lowrider bicycles (he rides what he calls a custom "Resistance to the Man, Rolling Chicano Power Kinetic Sculpture Machine"), gymnastics instructor for the city and a paragon of parkour capable of eye-popping feats. Read Johnny Whiteside's L.A. Weekly People Issue article here.


Inside heather levine's Studio

Commissioner/Executive Producer: Drew Tewksbury
Videographer/Editor: Sean Deckert
Published L.A. Weekly October 2017.

Heather Levine is perhaps best known for her ceramic pendant lamps, those sleekly designed, colorfully glazed objects adorned with porous pinholes, teardrops or ovals. Light leaks through the cutouts, projecting forms onto the walls of a room, turning an ordinary space into a galaxy of shapes. I commissioned and produced this video for LA Weekly's 2017 Best of LA Issue, where I wrote about Levine as Best Ceramicist.  

Andrea Crawford: Lettuce Queen of Kenter Canyon Farms

Executive Producer: Drew Tewksbury.
Videographer/editor: Peter Holderness.
as part of LA Weekly's People Issue 2017.

It's hard to say whether Andrea Crawford's career traces the culinary evolution of Los Angeles, or if she actually created it. She moved here from Berkeley in 1985 to build a garden for Wolfgang Puck, thinking it would be only a six-month project. For a few years Crawford had been maintaining, along with a few other Berkeleyites, Chez Panisse's lettuce and herb garden, a project that had started with the restaurant's legendary owner, Alice Waters, taking some salad greens from Crawford's home garden. The little lettuce garden launched a quiet empire called Kenter Canyon Farms. You've seen their ubiquitous boxes and bags of mixed lettuces in many grocery stores.

Artist Rafa Esparza Builds Community, One Brick At at time"

Executive Producer: Drew Tewksbury
Videographer/Editor: Sean Deckert
Published April 30, 2017, as part of LA Weekly's People Issue 2017.

Los Angeles based artist, Rafa Esparza, describes his path to performance art and his first gallery exhibition of the artifacts of his performance, "Red Summer," which was enacted in the summer of 2015 in response to rising police violence. Based on my LA Press Club-winning article.