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Simply a fun loving guy born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and who never thought that I would eventually leave one day. I spent most of my adult life in the Military serving in The Navy, Army, and retiring from the Air Force. I always wanted to work in entertainment, but was just unsure how. I was always told that I should do voice-over, but knew not how to even begin. I was told that I should do stand up comedy, but I think that I am one of those guys that is only funny when in a group setting and not so much on stage.
I decided to go back to school in my mid 30's. I did my undergraduate degree in Film & Video at Columbia College Chicago and my graduate degree at DePaul University in Cinema Production. I have worked a lot of Film Festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and Mill Valley. I have also worked on several film projects ranging from short to feature to documentary. I am now on the journey to find my unique path in this industry and although I have scholastic training I still feel that there is a great deal more that I would love to learn.
Unique traits: I am a twin, I served in 3 branches of the Military.
Film by Christopher Nolen (Romance) Miscellaneous Crew
Film (short) by Erich Ebner (Crime) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A scrappy and ambitious street criminal decides to take a diamond heist into his own hands.
Film (short) by Wendy Roderweiss (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Greg is enjoying his tour of Europe, visiting the places his Ukrainian mother lived as a young singer. When his girlfriend Margot arrives from the States, it complicates his stay at a small B&B in Germany. Greg suspects that Margot has committed a small act of vengeance and has to decide if he wants to know the truth. Written by Anonymous
You and Me
Film by Nicole Tooze (Drama) Cinematographer, Editor
The Heartbroken Rainbow
Film by Susan Strowhorn (Documentary and Drama) Cinematographer The eight women you are about to see will share their talents, trials & testimonies in this indie documentary, sure to explode with emotion. The Heartbroken Rainbow will entertain, embrace and encompass you on the many triumphs weathered through the relationship storms of life. Written by Anonymous
The Past You Can't Escape
Film (short) by Devon Edwards (Drama) Editor, Director, Writer
Blessed and Cursed
Film by Joel Kapity (Drama) Editorial department
Film (short) by Jim Cantiello (Comedy and Family) Actor "Directing Rye" is a heartwarming comedy about a wedding videographer (and wannabe filmmaker) who tries to prove that he's a talented director when he volunteers to film his teenage son's school musical production of "The Catcher in the Rye." Written by Tiny Mutant Productions
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