WE LIKE IT LIKE THAT
We Like It Like That is a feature-length documentary film about Latin boogaloo, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of New York City.
Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, We Like It Like That explores this lesser-known, but pivotal moment in Latin music history through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images
From its origins to its recent resurgence, it is the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down.
The film had its world premiere at SXSW 2015, was the best documentary winner at UrbanWorld 2015, was nominated for a 2016 Cinema Tropical Award for Best U.S. Latino Film, and broadcast on PBS (America ReFramed) in Fall, 2016.
Developed and produced by Muddy Science Productions and released in association with Codigo Films and Saboteur Media. Available on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and Reel House. For more information go to latinboogaloo.com. (Role: Writer, Director, Shooter and Producer)
red bull music academy presents the Note:
eddie palmieri - a revolution on harlem river drive
Inspired by the early ’70s activism of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords, Latin music pioneer Eddie Palmieri produced one of the most daring albums of his already storied career: Harlem River Drive, a politically-charged Latin-funk masterpiece so ahead of its time its influence continues to resonate decades later. (Available on Red Bull TV / Role: Director and Producer)
The Pollination Project - profiles in compassion
The first in a new series highlighting the work of incredible organizations and the value of a small startup grant. (Role: Director, Producer, Shooter and Editor)
CHAIN OF COMMAND - TRAILER
New docuseries on National Geographic following U.S. military and law enforcement agencies working around the world. (Role: Field Producer for all South America segments)
TAG HEUER - TWENTYFOURSEVEN
Short branded content film for Tag Heuer and Inside Hook Magazine. (Role: Editor)
Fania Presents: Armada Fania DJ Profiles - Kenny Dope
Pioneering DJ Kenny Dope talks about growing up with Fania Records and what it means to perform at Armada Fania 2016. (Role: Director and Producer)
Brooklyn Elementary Offers Digital Music Production Class
A new after-school program at a Brooklyn elementary school is taking a modern approach to teaching children about music. (Broadcast piece for WNBC / Role: Shooter, Producer and Editor)
Where Is art?
On the walls of a tunnel under Riverside Park, Chris Pape, AKA Freedom, painted tributes to Michelangelo and Goya and reflections on his experiences as a graffiti writer and with the homeless people living in the tunnel.
The large murals, which he painted during the 1980s and early 90s, spread across 10 city blocks and were visible through gratings on the street. They quickly gained notoriety and the tunnel eventually became known as the Freedom Tunnel.
After learning in 2011 that Amtrak intended to paint over the murals, producer Niko Koppel and I asked Freedom to revisit the tunnel, hoping we would still find some of his works intact before it was too late. This is what we saw. (Role: Director, Producer, Shooter and Editor)
Visual Clave is a gallery exhibit curated by Pablo E. Yglesias that pays tribute to 50 years of Latin album cover art and features the work of influential artists like Izzy Sanabria. (Role: Director and Producer)
Jonathan batiste and the stay human band
On what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday night, New Orleans jazz virtuoso Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band wrapped up a gig at Rockwood Music Hall and proceeded to start an impromptu second line through the Lower East Side to the after party six blocks away.
With the crowd in tow, Batiste on melodica, Ibanda Ruhumbika on tuba, Joe Saylor on tambourine, and special guest Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, the band clogged up the sidewalks and streets, stopping traffic as they gathered fans along the way. (Role: Director, Producer, Shooter and Editor)
CLICK HERE TO SEE AN EDITED VERSION FEATURING AN INTERVIEW WITH BATISTE ON NBCNEWYORK.COM.
We Like It Like That - Concert Clip with Johnny Colon and Joe Bataan
In this clip from the acclaimed feature-length documentary We Like It Like That, legendary musicians Johnny Colon and Joe Bataan perform in Central Park. In between performances, several stars of the film gather backstage to put the past behind them and blaze a new path forward.
Developed and produced by Muddy Science Productions and released in association with Codigo Films and Saboteur Media. Available on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and Reel House. For more information go to latinboogaloo.com. (Role: Writer, Director , Shooter and Producer)
Friars of the south bronx
Franciscan friars in the South Bronx give up material possessions and devote their lives to prayer and charity. (Role: Director, Producer, Shooter and Editor)
Stones Throw x Wax Poetics 45 Live
Wax Poetics & Stones Throw, in partnership with Maker's Mark and Converse, present "45 Live" featuring DJ sets of all 45s from 14KT, J Rocc, Amir, Dam-Funk, PB Wolf, and Madlib, with special guest DJ Rhettmatic. (Role: Director, Producer, Shooter and Editor)