"YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY" (Season One)

Role: Producer / Cinematographer

Camera: Canon C300

Broadcast: Showtime, 2014

Format: 9-part documentary series

www.YearsOfLivingDangerously.com

Recipient of 2014 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Documentary of Nonfiction Series"

 

In summer of 2011, as "Years of Living Dangerously" was still being developed, I joined creators David Gelber and Joel Bach to edit a sizzle – or pitch – reel for the project.  Months later, executive producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger joined the project and the show was picked up by Showtime.  Production began in Fall 2012, and I produced stories in the Chilean Andes and in NYC following the impacts of Hurrican Sandy: Staten Island and The Rockaways.  For those stories, and a number of other stories, I also contributed additional cinematography.

Season Two of Years of Living Dangerously is currently airing on National Geographic.

EPISODE THREE – "RISING TIDE"

Role: Producer / Cinematographer

Camera: Canon C300 & 5D

Location: Staten Island

Correspondent: Chris Hayes

Episode Website

We spent a lot of time in The Rockaways and Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy hit.  The destruction our crews witnessed along the Rockaway Pennisula and on the shores of the Raritan Bay is impossible to describe.  One of the most difficult and tragic stories of all was that of Staten Island resident Pat Dresch, who's harrowing story we told up close.  I spent a lot of time with Pat, and still cannot comprehend how something so tragic could happen to such a good and gentle person.

EPISODE NINE – "MOVING A MOUNTAIN"

Role: Producer

Location: Tupungatito Volcano, Chile

Correspondent: M Sanjayan

Episode Website

Our crew followed Paul Mayewski, one of the world's foremost climate scientists, and his research team to the top of a volcano near the border of Chile and Argentina called Tupangatito.  There, at roughly 20,000ft, sits a glacier with scientific clues to past climate events going back, in some cases, over 100,000 years.  This was without doubt one of the most difficult experiences of my life!  I was in continued awe at the skill and strength of the scientists and local arrieros (cowboys) who helped us – and in equal awe of the enormous risks under which scientists like Paul and his team do their critical work.

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