Almost immediately after I left California to study and work in film in Paris, Josh founded Empty Duck Digital. I was thrilled because I knew it was something he had wanted to do, and we had an understanding that this would be something we would work together on in the future. The two of us have always complemented each other both on and off the lacrosse field (you guys have figured out that Josh plays lacrosse by now right?), and it was such a natural thing that this would be our next adventure. There was just one problem: we were now geographically 9,656,064 kilometers apart from each other (that’s 6,000 miles – sorry folks, I’ve gone metric). This, coupled with the fact that I was beginning a rigorous course of study in a foreign country where I didn’t know a soul and didn’t speak the language, made our collaboration somewhat difficult.

We’ve consulted one another on various projects since I left, but largely our efforts were individualized for the time being. It seemed best to just wait until I return from halfway around the world. As the days went by, however, we both grew restless of waiting. We had to do something about this, but we couldn’t seem to find an angle to make this work from so far away. And then it clicked. What needed to happen was to create a second branch, to expand the company independently, to open up an eastern front. And thus I am happy to announce that Empty Duck Digital – Paris will be exploring the domains of documentary and short filmmaking. Keep your eyes peeled for what is already coming your way…