Glow (poem)

Posted: June 25, 2017 in writing
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I watched the sunrise every morning

Praying for his silhouette

Waiting for his hand extended

And I would grab it

And hold it over our creation

Until the sunset



(One of two poems written on spec for an artist inspired by the images they sent me. Don’t know what ever came of this project, but I still enjoy the poems.)

(I am dedicating this poem to my grandfather John Robert Banks Sr 1924-2009)



Posted: May 31, 2017 in writing

she didn’t quite understand,

the power she held

in her hands;

she was too enamored by its beauty;

a disservice,

only to the most unworthy.

(This poem was written for a ‘winter’ photo on my photography account on instagram.)

(I am dedicating this poem to my mother Pamela Banks 1951-1993)

DIG (poem)

Posted: May 8, 2017 in writing

I could only remember the moon,

And what she looked like in it.

I have to keep going.

She can’t break my focus now,

she will only motivate me.



(One of two poems written on spec for an artist inspired by the images they sent me. Don’t know what ever came of this project, but I still enjoy the poems.)

(I am dedicating this poem to my grandmother Lunetta Banks 1926-2000)

4109 (Mannequins)

Posted: April 17, 2017 in Videos, View Online

I worked at Home Depot from April 2016 to April 2017. I was fired the day before my one year anniversary (Vacation Pay Denied!), just two days after receiving a raving evaluation where I asked for a dollar raise . But whatever I won’t discuss their shitty management here, we made this cool video while I was there for a nationwide Home Depot contest. I hope you like it!


Vlogs are the new home videos and I’ve been making home videos since I first learned how to use my grandfather’s old VHS camera. One of my first ‘films’ then entitled ‘Four Boys and a Couch’ and ‘Snow Dayz’ now long lost but never forgotten. Thanks goodness we have the internet now, or specifically YouTube.

These are a series of home videos by me ‘These Are Not Vlogs’ a vlog series.


This probably isn’t the most comprehensive list just because I know there are plenty of projects I’ve just ‘forgotten’ about over the years. But I’ll try to keep this as updated as possible.


Bitten – Sep/Nov 2018, Short Film, Party Goer
It’s All Good – August 2015, Music Video, Antagonist
Clerks – December 2006, Scene Reenactment, Acted as part of Cigarette Rally

A Valentine – November 2017, Short Film, Writer/Director/Editor
– September 2017, Short Film, Editor
Flesh – October 2016, Short Film, Editor
Would You Be My Friend – May 2008, Short Film, Director, Co-Writer, Editor
Filmmaker: Brian Baker – May 2008, Promo Interview, Editor
Blow – February 2008, Experimental Video, Videographer, Editor
Montage – December 2007, Short Film, Writer, Director of Photography
90 Percent – November 2007, Short Film, Writer, Director, Editor
Two Knuckleheads and an XL2 – October 2007, Short Film, Writer, Director, Editor
Garbage Gifts – October 2007, Short Film, Co-Writer, Co-Director, Co-Editor
In The Studio – April 2007, Studio Show, Writer, Producer
Introducing Heidi – March 2007, Interview Piece, Writer, Producer

Evolved – November 2018, Short Film, Audio Editor
Bitten – Sep/Nov 2018, Short Film, Production Assistant
Bedhead VS
– Jan/Feb 2015, Casting Assistant
– Sept 2013 – Aug 2015, Short Film, Associate Producer, Assistant Editor
Comedy Net – June 2008, Live Comedy Show, Production Assistant
Scum – November 2008, Short Film, Production Assistant
10K Mole Promo – September 2008, Promotional Video, Production Manager, Editor
Cork – April 2008, Short Film, Script Supervisor, 2nd Assistant Director
11:11 – February 2008 – April 2008, Short Film, Production Assistant
Ghost Eye Tree – December 2007-February 2008, Short Film, Set PA/Craft Services
Death Note – November 2007, Short Film, Set PA
4 Minutes – October 2007, Short Film, Production Assistant
Sunshine – May 2007, Short Film, Production Assistant
Mortal Fu – March 2007, Short Film, Writer, Production Designer
Presents – March 2007, Studio News Show, Writer, Audio 1

Graveyard Hijinks – April 2019, Short Film, Camera Assistant
Title Unknown – January 2019, Short Film, Audio Mixer/Boom Operator
Teddy Bird – December 2018, Web Series, Audio Mixer/Boom Operator
Japanese Society – June 2015, Dance Performance, Camera Operator
N/A – Music Video, May 2015, Grip
The 39 Days – May 2015, Short Film, Key Grip
Mee Productions – June 2010, Health Commercial, Camera Assistant
LO over VE – May 2010, Short Film, Camera Assistant/Audio Recorder
Carrie Z TV – June 2009, NYC Reality Show, Videographer, Editor
Dad Vail Regatta – May 2009, Live Crewing Event, Logger, Camera Assistant
Four Minutes – Apirl 2009 – May 2009, Short Film, Camera PA
Follow Focus – October 2008, Camera Assistant
NY Jazz All Stars – April 2008, Second Assistant Camera
John Lennon Performance Tribute – October 2006, Music Concert, Camera Operator, Floor Manager
Got A Light? – September 2006, Short Film, Assistant Camera
Drag – November 2007, Short Film, Second Assistant Camera
Pick Up The Phone – October 2007, 3 Commercials, Camera Operator
Whiskey Horse – October 2007, Short Film, Crew (Grip/Electric)
Choir and Chorus – May 2007, Concert, Lighting Engineer, Audio
Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble – May 2007, Concert, Camera Operator
Skittles Commercial – February 2007, Set Decorator, Gaffer
After Mass – December 2006 – March 2007, Short Film, B Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, Grip
Two Old Chaps – December 2006, Silent Film, Camera Assistant
Johnny Can’t Two Step – November 2006, Music Video, Second Assistant Camera, B-Roll Camera Operator
Converting Vegetarians – November 2006, Silent Film, Camera Assistant

June and Wesley switch places at the table.
Reynold (22, pushover) looks up from the cards.

What are y’all doing?
Switching up, the fuck it look
But I don’t know if –
Shut up and deal.

Reynold deals the next hand.

June and Wesley take turns as their chips continue to stack up.
There are only six people left playing.
Wesley is on the table.
Reynold flips the River card. Wesley takes the pot.

Alright lets keep this shit going.
Don’t you think we should maybe
stop? We have enough for rent.
Naw man, we can’t just quit the
game. Besides maybe we can make
enough for next months rent too ya

June looks uneasy, but silently agrees.

Well then, lets keep these cards

The Lottery Ticket After losing their rent money in a poker game, two roommates put their hope in a new game of chance.

The Awkward Turtle the full story of the adventure these two friends take road tripping to Vegas meeting a nationwide serial killer.

Email to read/produce.