This is an 18 minute documentary I made about my best friend Doug Wright, an inspirational teacher, and artist. Doug and I met at the age of 17 when we were dating sisters. In 2009, four months after losing his health insurance, Doug was diagnosed with lung cancer. The events depicted in the film took place during the congressional debates over what would become “Obama-care.” What started out as a portrait of my dear friend became a part of my grieving process and a look at a health care system that was tragically broken.
Drama, 30 minutes. Written and directed by Paul C Babin. In the barrios of East Los Angeles, 15 year old Mateo is caretaker to his manic depressive mother. To survive, he sells drugs while reconciling a faith that judges him a sinner from birth. When his mother’s abusive boyfriend re-enters their lives, Mateo must act decisively, ask God to look the other way, and do what has to be done. This is a dark story. It reflects an equally dark time in my life. I’m proud of the creative choices I made, and at the same time grateful to say, I could never make this film again.
Jens Lindemann, Wayne Bergeron and Arturo Sandoval – three of the world’s finest, virtuoso trumpet players – do a sendup of “The Godfather” in this 5 minute, comedic promo for Gard Bags.
“Breathe” a 1 minute PSA for the American Lung Association
This 6 minute music video features the multi-talented Del Hunter-White. Del does a cover of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. I directed and Nan Hagen wrote the script.