Paint Louis ’98: Throwdown in the Show-Me State

Director, producer, co-editor, videographer.

In the summer of 1998, over 500 graffiti writers descended on St. Louis to paint the Mississippi River flood wall. The theme of the mural was “Armageddon,” and the results covered 1.3 miles. The event was a celebration of artistry, resilience, and the four elements of hip hop. Features performances from J-Treds, OBS (feat. Pumpkinhead + the Bad Seed), Dead Prez, Bits N Pieces, Rubberoom, Intellect MC, and DJs DP-1, B-Money, + Chilly C, including a massive (12 min.) freestyle session featuring all of these MC’s and more.

Best in category – 1999 Mid-America Emmy Awards

MegaStructures: The Berlin Wall

Director of Recreations
Co-Writer / Associate Producer

Mega Structures: Berlin Wall explores the Iron Curtain’s most infamous barrier. This documentary uncovers its design, construction, and legend and revisits some of the most daring escapes that defined its 28 years of existence.

 

Michael Hoff Productions
National Geographic Channel

 

 

 

Crybaby: The Pedal That Rocks the World

Consulting Producer

 

This feature documentary tells the incredible story of the wah-wah guitar pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day.  The film includes interviews with pedal inventor Brad Plunkett + musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, + Jim Dunlop.

As consulting producer I provided narrative options + scripting, + managed music, image + video asset acquisitions.

Directors – Max Baloian + Joey Tosi
Producers – Joey Tosi, Jimmy Dunlop, Jasmin Dunlop

(c) Guard House Pictures 2011

Waiting to Inhale: Marijuana, Medicine and the Law

Writer / Co-Producer

What evidence is there that marijuana can alleviate the devastating symptoms of AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis? Waiting to Inhale goes inside the lives of patients who have been forever changed by illness, and presents surprising new evidence that marijuana could hold a big stake in the future of medicine.

Director / Producer – Jed Riffe
Director of Photography – Vicente Franco
Editor – Maureen Gosling

(c) 2005 Jed Riffe Films