About

Director. Writer. Cinematographer.

Having backpacked for the majority of my life, most recently up near Thousand Island Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the natural world feels most like home. The landscape and the people I meet are a constant source of inspiration for my art, life and pursuits.


I’ve been published for my work in experimental archaeology at UCLA and studied ethnographic filmmaking.
Over the course of 6 months I fixed an old 36’ sailboat with my cousin, then broke it, fixed it again, and finally sailed it down the coast of Mexico at which point we broke it one more time for good measure.
I have a deep love for analog film photography, and won’t stop until I can’t find another roll of film.


My first jobs required a holistic perspective as they asked asked me to light, shoot, record sound and at times edit for what eventually became over 600 segments published online. Today, I work on a wide range of Film, TV, and commercial productions, finding synergy in the breadth of my professional roles.


My experience in visual arts, exploration, storytelling, cultural and ethnographic anthropology, and the entertainment industry have informed my philosophy in that I believe we have a responsibility to not only find sustainable ways of living in this world, but, when possible, ways of growing and nurturing it, sustainably.

Future Girl

"...the second installment steps up to a higher level. With a “time war” at its center, it is zany, inspired comedy that plays out like a good Community episode. Head over to Dallen’s channel to watch Future Girl’s complete adventures. You won’t regret it."

-TubeFilter.com

"This was a show I needed to be longer...The fun of Future Girl, though. comes from the overacting, with each main actress hamming it up in front of the camera and having fun with the material. It’s a combination of those episodes of Doctor Who where the 11th Doctor hangs out with James Corden and Bill & Ted and it’s just too charming to ignore."

-Geek.com

Shen Din Shen - Grow (Music Video)

"A strong dark aesthetic in the visuals and a strong androgynous theme."

-VNDLMag

Kent Fuller's Last Car (Kickstarter)

"We don't know you Kent, but you're going to get that car to the salt flats."

-Kahuna Kevin

Kickstarter users, you can fund the hundredth Minimalist Slim Wallet past $300k but you can't fund a fraction of that to make an old man's dreams come true and help break land speed records.... Really!?!? Sad.

-Kahuna Kevin

FUNDED. Awesome job everyone!!!

-Kahuna Kevin

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