Works

Photo Credit: Amanda Treyz

Photo Credit: Amanda Treyz

NEW MONEY (2018)

Writer/Director | Feature Film in Postproduction | IMDB

After her estranged father disinherits her, a struggling pet store worker stumbles into a plan to save what's rightfully hers. 

A DOG IN MY CELL (2019)

Feature Documentary in Production | Co-Directing With Nora Mandray.

 A group of convicted felons struggle to transform an unruly puppy into a highly-disciplined guide dog.

 
 

Funded by SCAM (French Authors Guild) and selected for the San Francisco Film Society's Fiscal Sponsorship and Development Program.

THE SLAUGHTER (2013)

Warning: Contains graphic violence. 

A pig farmer tests his unemployed son's resolve to join the family business. 

SELECTED PRESS

A profound viewing experience that is nothing short of immersive.
— Alex Blanchette, Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, Spring 2016
Able to pack more of an emotional punch in just 15 minutes than many studio feature films.
— Katie Walsh, Indiewire's The Playlist
The film is excellently written... it is a great showcase of Kohl’s emerging talent.
— Jason Sondhi, Short of the Week
A masterfully directed story of a son learning harsh truths at the hands of his embittered father.
— Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker

 

80 TO 90 FT (2014)

A Native American fishing couple negotiate the warming waters beneath them. 

Brings a gently wrenching resonance to Cindi and Ed’s reflections on the uncertain future of their culture, lifestyle and business.”
— Aeon Video
It’s great, really powerful work. I had no idea that water rights could be so fraught.
— Chris Heller, The Atlantic
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FILM SCHOOL (2015)

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Film School: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision is a specific, straightforward guide to applying, getting into, and thriving in film school and in the industry in general.

Offers hard-fought wisdom and necessary counsel on everything from managing debt to staying inspired while on the road to a film career.
— Scott Macaulay, Editor-in-Chief, Filmmaker Magazine

LUCID DREAM (2015)

 
 

Part of ARTE's interactive documentary SOUNDHUNTERS.

Co-directed with Nora Mandray. Watch it HERE.

In Berlin, 19-year-old Tarik balances out his German-Turkish identities with his boxing and transition to adulthood. Electronic musician Daedalus transforms his world into a song filled with both strength and longing.

3 ACRES IN DETROIT (2014)

Editor | Associate Producer

Documentary Short. Directed by Nora Mandray

Facing a brutal Detroit winter, a willful urban farmer sets out to transform an abandoned house into a greenhouse. 

FESTIVALS: Berlin, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Dallas, Camden, Traverse City.

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Some images from my many adventures in the field for clients like MSNBC, Etsy and Vocativ. 

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