Kid dreams can become adult realities

So proud to be working with the great people at Pippin Properties and (thanks to them) HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. I’m sure there’s no 8 year olds out there stumbling on this blog, but I’ll say this: KEEP WRITING AND DRAWING and doing all those creative things that bring you joy. And when you get older, whether you’re 35 or 75, don’t stop doing those things!

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HAND CLAPS

New dance band we’re starting in Portland, OR.

More details soon. But the first song, “Where’d You Go?” is in the bag. And we’re working on a few more for a possible opening set with our friends Electric Six this June.

Hawks Do Not Share – Break Even (Official Music Video)

Break Even

Here’s the new music video for the Portland, Oregon three piece HAWKS DO NOT SHARE. The band’s sound is a little like The Cure and George Michael borrowing a bunch of effects pedals from My Blood Valentine, driving to David Lynch’s house, and spending numerous evening hours making a soundtrack for one of his films (and if that doesn’t get you to click on this hypnotic and odd video, well nothing well).

Check it out over on Pop Matters.

Zita Saito pictured above. 

My Work

Bend Broadband – What We Share (commercial)

Role: director.

Agency: tbd

Duran Duran – Runway Runaway (music video)

Role: writer, director

Selected as one of the best music videos shot in Portland, OR in 2011 via OPB and shown on Duran Duran’s 2011 tour.

Otis – Jay Z and Kanye West (parody / viral)

Viral video done late one night at the office that found it’s way to the Huffington PostNew York Magazine, Playboy and Sundance website and blogs etc.

Role: creative, editor

Coraline – Doll Hair (branded content, shown on IFC and YouTube)

Role: Editor (Joint Editorial)

Client: Laika

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy

The Blow – Knowing the Things That I Know (music video)

Role: Director, Editor, and DP (concept by Mike Merrill, animation by E*Rock)

Voted one of the best music videos of the year by RES Magazine, and featured on the magazine’s monthly DVD.

 

Electric Six – Psychic Visions (music video)

Role: writer, director

HANGOVER

 Above: still from a recent assignment, recreating the ending of The Hangover with an all female cast to promote a new app

OCTICORN

UPDATE! This project was funded on Kickstarter and the book will be self published!

“Hello, My Name is Octicorn” is the funny, odd and charming story of an Octicorn trying to find his place in the world.

Created by Justin Lowe & Kevin Diller, the book is about an Octicorn who is trying believe in himself.

But that’s not easy when you’re half mythical.

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Take a look at our Kickstarter project here!