creative technologist. digital storyteller. tinkerer.

Blaze Orange

While pursuing a degree in communication arts, I wrote, produced, directed and edited a documentary short titled Blaze Orange for an advanced video production and direction class.

Blaze Orange chronicles the unique life of the most colorful and controversial figure of University of Wisconsin-Madison's Library Mall: the orange-wearing, piccolo-playing Tom Ryan. His local critics and supporters sound off on the issue of his shrill piccolo tunes and the legal battle surrounding it all.

The documentary was well-received both locally and nationally, winning Best Documentary Short at the 2005 Wisconsin Film Festival Student Shorts and screened at additional film festival competitions, including: Columbia University Film Festival (Honorable Mention), East Lansing Film Festival and SouthSide Film Festival.


    CLIENT    N/A


    ROLE       Writer, producer, director, editor

    YEAR       2004