11 Must Stream Documentaries on Netflix!

I wouldn’t say top 10, but they are definitely worth watching.  In no particular order — they are all good and you won’t be disappointed! Enjoy! There’s a part 2 to this list here!

1. Waste Land

Renowned artist Vik Muniz embarks on one of the most inspired collaborations of his career, joining creative forces with Brazilian catadores — garbage pickers… more

2. Please Vote For Me
Though China’s government is Communist, the third grade election for the prestigious position of Class Monitor at the Evergreen Primary School in Wuhan is being decided by a democratic vote… more

3. I Think We’re Alone Now

This documentary focuses on two individuals obsessed with 1980s pop star Tiffany: Jeff, a 50-year-old man with Asperger’s syndrome, and Kelly, an “intersexual” who claims to have had an inspirational… more

4. I Like Killing Flies

In this quirky documentary, filmmaker Matt Mahurin peers into Shopsin’s, a hole-in-the-wall Greenwich Village restaurant that’s been dutifully serving comfort food to satisfied customers for more than… more

5. Pressure Cooker

Three Philadelphia high school students negotiate the challenges of the inner city and the demands of their tough-minded culinary arts teacher, Wilma Stephenson, to become contenders in a citywide… more

6. Kings of Pastry

Acclaimed documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus venture inside the deliciously cutthroat Meilleur Ouvrier de France, the legendary French pastry competition, to capture this fascinating… more

7. The Parking Lot Movie

Over the course of three years, filmmaker Meghan Eckman tracked the comings and goings of a solitary parking lot in Charlottesville, Va., chronicling the lives of the attendants who were working… more

8. Last Train Home

Documentarian Lixin Fan follows a couple who, like 130 million other Chinese peasants, left their rural village for work in the city, leaving their children to be raised by grandparents. The husband… more


9. Mad Hot Ballroom

Ballroom dancing goes from lame to cool for a group of New York City students in this insightful documentary, which follows a group of 11-year-olds as they learn to dance old-school styles including… more

10. Picture Me

Go behind the scenes and experience both the glamour and the darker side of the high fashion industry as filmmaker Ole Schell documents girlfriend Sara Ziff’s rise to international model status in… more

11. Exit Through The Gift Shop

Amateur filmmaker Thierry Guetta’s project to chronicle the underground world of street art takes a fascinating twist when he meets Banksy, an elusive British stencil artist, in this Independent… more

High-End Audio Magazine Design

It’s been a while since I’ve posted some of my work, so here are cover and feature layout designs for The Absolute Sound Issue 215 and 216.

TAS Issue 215

This one was really fun and challenging at the same time.  This was my first time ever directing a shoot remotely.  On top of that, I had never seen the equipment in person before.  After meeting and discussing the shoot with California-based photographer Randall Cordero of Cordero Studios on the phone, I thought it would be cool to have the equipment shot against a red vignette background to give it some depth and contrast.  All in all, I’m quite please with the results and Randall did a fantastic job with the photos!





TAS 216

Austin-based photographer Joel Salcido and I spent hours just trying to get the perfect angle shot for the opening spread!  I love it though! All in a full days work of pita chips and hummus!


Cool Fashion Mail-Out Promo

I received this really cool Banana Republic promo piece in the mail a few days ago.  Absolutely love the “13 Key Pieces, 31 Days of Fashion” mix & match concept, and the grid layout of how every outfit would look like each day.  I like how they decided to show the clothing without models too — allows the shopper to only imagine themselves wearing the items.  The $30 coupon card is a great incentive to get shoppers in the door too!