Director, screenwriter, and editor originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I've directed a handful of short films thus far, the most noteworthy being the 2016 World War II thriller The Silence of War and the 2013 experimental horror Apelles Falters. I've written three feature length screenplays to date, the most recent being an action crime drama called Settle for a Grave, which I co-wrote with my creative partner Noah Kemp. I graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland State University in 2014, and have been working on various independent projects before and since graduating.
Settle for a Grave Budget: $1M - $5M | Action ⋄ Crime After his teenage nephew overdoses on heroin, an unhinged Special Forces veteran with PTSD seeks revenge on the local drug ring being run by a crooked cop.
The Silence of War
Film (War and Short) Director/Writer/Executive Producer In the closing days of World War II, a wounded United States marine trapped behind enemy lines crosses paths with a Nazi deserter returning home to his wife.
Film (Horror, Thriller and Short) Director/Writer/Editor A delusional artist is betrayed by both his distorted perceptions and his talent for creating grotesque and surreal pieces and begins to be encased in his own madness, completely cut off from the outside world and trapped in his thoughts. Inspired by intense grief, his creations take on lives of their own and present themselves as strange incarnations of their creator. His mysterious sources of sorrow and his muses from his troubled past begin to drive him into even more guilt and suicidal inquiries circulate in his mind. He begins to find a sense of relief in self-forgiveness. How will he pardon himself? Will he end it all? Will he be freed from his fragmented and bizarre perceptions? Whatever the choice he makes is, WILL HE EVEN KNOW? Written by Montgomery Cleveland
Film (Short) Director/Writer/Editor A tired, restless fellow finds himself suspended in a limbo between slumber and a state of being awake and thus struggles to define his experiences.
Film (Short) Director/Writer/Editor The sense of identity of a man and his level of self-awareness become magnified by his discovery of someone he never knew he was.
Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Producer Earl and Joe are drug dealers that rob their customers. After stealing $80,000 from one of their customers Salem the two struggle to take the money.In the midst of everything Joe's friend Dallas is also a customer. She living with her boyfriend Zane and hides her drug addictions from him until he is let go from work. The two try to play middle men while Earl and Joe try not to get caught and steal from their 'clients.' Written by Anonymous
Film (Adventure, Drama and Short) Director/Writer/Editor A film about a young man named Richard and his efforts to leave the constrictive atmosphere of his hometown.
Honorable Mention for "The Silence of War" at the Short Sweet Film Fest (Cleveland, OH)
3rd place for Best Experimental Short for "Apelles Falters" at the Indie Gathering (Cleveland, OH)
Cleveland State University