As an award winning child actor, I was immersed in the world of stage production. Quickly I became mesmerized by what goes on behind the scenes and enrolled in film classes. By the time I graduated high school, I had several film festival awards under my belt including Best Under 18 Film at Shriekfest Hollywood.
I took a year off from studying to try my hand at screenwriting. In a matter of months I had optioned my first screenplay to Castleberg Productions (Kicking and Screaming, Mr. Jealousy), volunteered at the Breckinridge International Film Festival and got many hands-on hours working as a PA for the Star Entertainment Group.
After learning hands-on about the film business, and more importantly learning the craft of storytelling, it was time to helm some productions of my own. My first major production was to be adapting my award winning stage play for the screen; creating 4 successful seasons of Happy Hour Sketch Comedy. In the later two seasons of this web series, I found myself less and less making traditional style sketches, as my artistic expression morphed into a style that more resembled short film. Relying heavily on my favorite comedy influences, these “web shorts” would find humor in topics that weren’t typical for traditional sketch comedy. Highlights include topics ranging from modern politics, poking fun at the arts and entertainment industry, to the hazards of modern romance.
While continually pushing my own artistic vision forward with writing and directing, I also acted in the independent feature Hysperia, joined several independent productions taking on the role of Director of Photography, and helped to produce the first season of High the web series.
In 2017, I moved to London. My first film directed in the UK was Nora which premiered at part of TEDxNHS at the British Film Institute in August 2018. It is currently on the festival circuit having won 14 awards at 6 festivals.
I have written 10 feature screenplays, some of which have been produced, some have been optioned awaiting production, while others are available to read upon request. Currently, I have a documentary in post-production and a feature in pre-production.