I met Matthew while casting for another project. He had such a great energy about him, I decided to build a project around him.

This past few years I’ve been challenging myself to do some test shoots with interesting people where its just myself and the subject… no crew, simple equipment, just two folks collaborating for a few hours and staying flexible creatively.

We shot this video in one long evening, the key setup in studio and the b-roll on Venice Boardwalk in L.A. I was a one-man crew: lighting, audio, camera work, and eventually the editing and color grade.

It was a great exercise in returning to the basics of storytelling, light, composition…. as well as being present with the magic of serendipity that can unfold when there is space for it.