Nown Stories are collections of video essays on people, ideas, and environments that are unseen, under-represented, or misunderstood. My intention with the series is not to try to offer a definition of the "nown" to the viewer, but to explore the subject myself, and, if interested, allow the viewer in on the process of discovery.

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Life is constantly moving. Life is, in essence, the vital movement of an organism. Death is often defined by it's state of rest. A healthy relationship with movement is key to a fulfilling life for us humans. Moving heals wounds, builds strength, and allows us to escape from harm.

This series looks at how lives are shaped by the way people move. Some lives--long static--undergo drastic transformations when they begin to move their bodies again. Others, having abused their bodies or trained too hard in a narrow discipline, need rest to revitalize their mind and spirit. "Fit to Be" is the first part of a new series that takes a look at a kinetic world and the people that inhabit it.


This series takes a look into the daily lives of 5 people living on the streets in Austin, TX, in order to get a sense of what it's like to be them. Who are they? Where did they come from? What led them down the path to homelessness? And how do they feel they are perceived by their neighbors, their fellow Austinites? Their answers, as their experiences, vary widely and are often surprising.

This is an introduction to people we normally see out the car window at 60 mph. They're standing still while we fly by. Take 5 minutes to get out of the car and sit down with them to hear their stories. 

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