I come from a quarter-century-long career in automotive business management with a focus on operational excellence and end-to-end process improvement as well as individual performance and development. Are you bored yet? Actually, these skills are essentially transferable into any business, and that includes the business of show.
Along that quarter-century non-entertainment (occasionally entertaining) journey, I've dipped my toe in, dove in, swam around, jumped out, dried off, wandered around, and jumped back in the entertainment industry so many times it would make anyone's head spin (off). I suppose you could say of my storytelling desires and the entertainment industry, "just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!" That's right, I'm here to stay. Unlike the infamous Godfather, however, I'm rather quite pleased with it.
I have an affinity for creating edgy characters mixed up in period drama; not drama period, because, while not all fun and games, my work is peppered generously with little bites of humor. I hesitate to call my period dramas historical fiction because the future is a period, too, and I do enjoy spending some time way out there.
I have pitches, plots, and further progressed projects in times and places such as:
If you've made it this far into my bio, about all I can think to say next is thank you for making it this far into my bio! If anything has piqued your interest, here are two action items for you:
Unique traits: I try to be tall; I'm more than relatively decent at accents but you have to give me a little time (if it's been a while, my Scottish turns into Irish then British then back to Scottish again); I'm an effective creative professional (i.e. I'm an equal and delicate balance of both "show" and "business"); I love using semicolons even if I'd don't always do it properly!
Derrick Drama ⋄ Historical In 1596, Elizabethan England, after being falsely accused of a heinous crime, a kind-hearted cook in the Queen's Navy and longtime friend of William Shakespeare reluctantly accepts the role of executioner in order to avoid the death penalty himself.
Day Drinkers Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance ⋄ Drama A priest who’s recently lost his faith and a woman about to lose her marriage form an unusual bond in a bar as a handful of characters interrupt their life over the course of the afternoon in this neo-noir drama.
Waltzing Matilda Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent ⋄ Drama One night in the fall of 1968, the lives of a wanderer, a waitress, a dirty cop, a dying old man, and two teenage prostitutes intersect under the threat of a sadistic pimp out to protect his little local empire.
I'm effectively a non-award winning writer, producer, director, and actor!
The School of Life
Macomb Community College
Henry Ford High School