Here's a clip from the feature-length documentary narrated by Emmy Award winning actress Cicely Tyson. Up From the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream was produced by brothers Jim and Rod Schaub through Clear Vision Films, directed by Jim Schaub, director of photography Darius Mathis, music by Rod Schaub. The documentary tells the story of the African-American migration from southern states to Muskegon Heights, Michigan during World War 2. The award-winning film has been screened in NYC, LA, London England, Berlin Germany, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Montreal, Seattle, Boston and many other cities.
Caught Off Guard is a short film written & directed by Darius Mathis, produced by Red September Films and shot by Chad Terpstra. Starring Armon York Williams, McKeel Robins & Tiffany Thomas. On the morning after a one-night-stand, Nathan (Armon) wants to keep the party going. When Michelle (McKeel) declines, Nathan makes a risky play to get her stick aruond long enough to win her over.
This is some of the footage Darius Mathis shot for Director Bryan Papierski for a project promotoing the Grand Rapids Ballet's 2009 Nutcracker program. All shot on a Canon XH-A1. This piece is set to a generic piece of classical music. Enjoy.