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At long last, I’m thrilled to announce my latest directing project, The World According to Jeff Goldblum for Disney+.  Filmed over the course of six months at the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021, this was a feat of research, coordination, safety, creativity, compassion and a healthy dose of silliness.  You know you’ve made good career choices when Day 1 of filming is Jeff Goldblum in a pile of puppies.

Jeff Goldblum is back — and he’s as curious as ever.  Through the prism of Jeff’s always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems in this new series. Each episode is centered around something we all love — dogs, dance, magic and motorcycles — as Jeff pulls the thread on these deceptively familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights.

The challenge: how do you make a show during a pandemic as interesting and exciting as the first season which was filmed when there were no limitations?  Answer: you plan everything very carefully to be safe but you also have to leave room for spontaneity and magic. Creatively, this host-driven show was a director’s dream because every day we filmed something completely different.  I mean, we’ve got trapeze artists, magicians, robots, witches, a sea lion named Diego, and a BIG DANCE NUMBER this season! Read More

Learn how to take expressive pet portraits on iPhone with photographer Sophie Gamand and Jahmyra from Today at Apple.  

They say never work with animals or kids…but this adorable video was well worth the effort.  After only a few weeks on YouTube, it has already gotten over 4.2 million views, making it the cutest instructional video on the planet.

This summer I directed remote shoots simultaneously in three different time zones and two different cities, Miami and Denver, from my laptop in Bodega Bay, CA and later in Gloucester, MA.  Special thanks to Sophie, Jahmyra, the teams in Denver and Miami and the folks at Apple and Radical Media. It was a blast.

Pet Portraits on iPhone
Client: Apple
Radical Media
Kathryn O’Kane, Director