Forest Phenomenon   series created for Buzzfeed Unsolved Network

Forest Phenomenon was a miniseries I created for Buzzfeed Unsolved Network that explored backcountry cold cases such as missing hikers, along with crypids, paranormal happenings and general mysteries taking place in the North American wilderness. 

 



I collaborated with Buzzfeed's research team to script each episode, designed the set and implemented art direction with Buzzfeed's in-house Art Department, and lighting with cinematographer Steven Gatti. One of the main goals for the creative direction of the series was to invoke a more cinematic visual style, with moody, earthy colors and measured camera movement rather than the bright color palettes, typical studio lighting and fast-paced editing of most traditional Buzzfeed videos. I wanted the audience to feel as though they were sitting around the campfire alongside the hosts as they told scary stories in the woods.

I cast Carolina Reynoso and Mei Eldridge for our pilot episode, and added Steffany Wing for the subsequent episodes. After directing and shooting each episode, I was responsible for all post-production processes including full edits, review and packaging for publishing.

E2 & E3 Block Shoot Shot List

Pilot Episode Creative Brief

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E2 & E3 Lookbook

Stills

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 Haunting History   episodes produced for Buzzfeed Unsolved Network

This was a series created by fellow filmmaker and animator Carol Rasaphangthong that I took over as lead producer in 2021. The episodes covered macabre, tragic, paranormal and infamous, both true & legendary, in human history - especially ones that defined the zeitgeist of a particular era. I wanted to expand on the series by adding on-screen talent, incorporate stop-motion animated clips and relevant archive footage to supplement stock video and images. This gave the episodes a more stylized, "vintage" historical look and also got the audience acquainted with new talent following the departure of Buzzfeed's flagship show, Unsolved with Ryan & Shane. After going through several auditions, I cast James Troup and Dominique Dibbell who eventually became the main faces of Haunting History.
I created 30 episodes for this series.

Haunting History

Haunting History

Haunting History
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 short form videos    created for Tiktok, instagram & other social media platforms