Lift to Move

A tribute to the father of Rebetiko music – Màrkos Vamvakaris.

Lift to Move is a poetic and nostalgic remembrance of the legendary musician, Màrkos Vamvakaris, told through the singular vision of a spinning turntable.

Shot on location at the Màrkos Vamvakaris Museum in his birthplace – Ano Syros, Syros – filmmaker Debra Sea pays loving reverence to his life and his uniquely Hellenic sound through his song, Ah ta omorfa sou matia.

Official Selection
2016 Màrkos Vamvakaris Festival, Syros, Greece
2016 Thess International Film Festival
2016 Hamilton International Film Festival
2015 Firestone International Experimental Film Festival
2015 Australian Greek Film Festival
2015 London Greek Film Festival


Everything is looking up

A mediation on early twenty-first century life.

Official selection:
Athens Film Festival
Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Short Shorts
Columbia Gorge Film Festival



The product of a 30-day video diary project captured with a simple flip camera. Gorgeous images are from the front wheel of a bike. The wheel transitions landscapes and seasons from rain to gravel, desert to snow, and into the lovely green of springtime–woven together in a lovely tension.

Official selection:
Finalist – Student Academy Awards
Winner – WNC Achievement Award – Twin Rivers Media Festival
Winner – Best Experimental Film – Reynolda Film Festival
Winner – 3rd Prize – Black Maria Film Festival
Winner – 3rd Prize – UNCG Sustainability Film Festival
Winner – Honorable Mention – Carolina Film and Video Festival

Official Selection:
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Athens International Film Festival (Ohio)
Big Muddy Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Appalachian Film Festival
Chatham Arts Student Showcase
Carrboro Film Festival


In the Moment

Sometimes is takes a while to get in the moment. Shot with a Go Pro Camera–

Official selection:  Carolina Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Festival, Reynolda Film Festival (finalist).