Recent Projects

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Community First, A Home for the Homeless – (feature documentary): Currently in production, Layton began work on his latest feature documentary in February of 2017 and will be shooting throughout the year. The film is due to be released in 2018.


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Choke Artist – (short film):
2016, Layton served as Director of Photography on the short film Choke Artist. The film was written and directed by Melanie Notinger, and she also plays the lead. Choke Artist is Melanie's first film as writer/director.


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Lammes Candies – (TV spots):
In 2016, Layton worked as Director/DP on a series of TV spots for Lammes Candies. The spots were produced by Inferno Films.


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Agave is Life – (feature documentary):
2014, Agave is Life. Layton served as Director of Photography on this feature-length documentary that was shot throughout the Southwestern US and Mexico over 2 years. Produced by Archeo Productions, Agave Is Life has won several awards at film festivals around the world.


Open Windows (feature film):
Released in 2014, Layton served as DP/operator for the US unit on Open Windows, the latest feature by Nacho Vigalondo starring Elijah Woods and Sacha Grey. The majority of the film was shot in Madrid, Spain; however, the setting for the film is Austin. The final 2 weeks of the film were shot in Austin. Layton worked closely with Jon Dominguez, the Director of Photography of the film, to shoot scenes at the Alamo Drafthouse, nighttime driving shots around Austin, and green-screen scenes with Elijah Woods.