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Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV of Sicilian-American descent. Enthusiastic film student graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Member of the Las Vegas Film Society and Film@UNLV co-ed groups. Completed courses in Production, Short Film Workshop, Adapting Plays to Screen, Staging for the Screen, Women's Studies, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Film History and Film Criticism. Some of my mentors include industry professionals such as David Schmoeller (dir. Crawlspace; 1986 and Puppetmaster; 1989), Jason Edmiston (post production supervisor for Penguin Magic), David Waldman (DP on TED Talks; The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show), and Elvis Mitchell (film critic; hosted his own show Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence; 2008 on TCM). Innovative Director bringing comprehensive background in media and the film industry. Builds high-performing teams with an eye for creating inventive and entertaining pieces with commercial appeal. Motivated film production crew member experienced with independent short student films, demo reels, clientele based work for Las Vegas show productions, and no budget web projects. Exceptional Screenwriter excels at concept development and delivering compelling stories. In addition, is also a concept/ storyboard artist and animator.
Unique traits: Digital video production process, strong graphic and visual sense, experienced with Final Draft, Celtx, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, deadline-driven, excellent attention to detail, experienced with Premiere Pro video editing software program, self-motivated.
THINLY DISGUISED Mystery ⋄ Animation ⋄ Drama Talented voice actor, Jodi Berkowicz, has taken a vow of silence for years since his last show had been cancelled, but no one knows why.
SIX DEGREES OF SOUJI BLACK (Working Title) *UNFINISHED* Musical ⋄ Drama Asia Giovanni has just been named ''The Next Laurence Olivier'' by the Broadway world, but he's convinced the late Souji Black, his former lover, was the greatest actor who ever lived, but no one remembers who he was.
BLISSFOUL ROUZES Historical ⋄ Drama 1951. Identical twin brothers, Angelo and Gabriele Casale, reunite after four years of being apart. But the world as they know it forever changes when Angelo comes home from Korea with a war bride named ''Bloom''.
FELLATIO Drama ⋄ Romance ⋄ Crime Two rival mob bosses must repress their forbidden love.
CIAO AMORE MIO, A PRESTO Drama After the sudden and tragic death of her father post WW-II, Giuseppina, the teenage daughter of poor Sicilian peasants, is forced into an arranged marriage with a much older and wealthy businessman in order to save the family farm.
THE LAST TIME YOU SAW SUNLIGHT Experimental Mostro, her lover, is now dead leaving Scarlet all alone in her dreary house with her untrustworthy gardener, Passarino, who harbours ill intentions when he discovers the only relic Mostro left behind: a mysterious black box.
THE PUSHERMAN Sci-fi ⋄ Film-noir ⋄ Drama Cloud, a cross-dressing intern who works at a mysterious telephone company, experiences paranoid visions of a shady pusher selling dream drugs, and unexplained telephone calls that plague his waking nightmares.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Award
University of Nevada: Las Vegas