i once heard a musician liken the name of his band to a village. his point was that the band's name didn't reference him but, rather, it referenced a place where people like him could get together to make the kind of music they felt called to make. it's a beautiful metaphor, i think, because it reframes the relationship between art and artist. rather than idolize the artist, the notion of a village returns the artist to the role of servant to art.
across & between is my village. it's where you can find me; it's where, with others, i make the work i feel called to make. specifically, i work on aesthetically-ambitious films that explore connections across & between people; stories that function as windows rather than walls. i also work on writing projects that are intimate and visceral, that again explore connections across & between people.
if any of this speaks to who you are or what you are about, i'd love your company—as collaborator, colleague, client, conversation partner, friend, investor, donor, advocate, whatever, doesn't matter; we have work to do.