My passionate obsession for storytelling and the craft of filmmaking began when I was just a kid. Spending 3 1/2 years of my life undergoing chemotherapy only helped to expand my cinematic obsession. From the moment I saw "Superman: The Movie" when I was 7 years old, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So I began writing and directing my own movies. It started out as nothing more than camera oriented shenanigans during my time with friends, which eventually lead to my involvement with my high school's tech society, my attendance at a local career center, and then a degree in Film & Video Production from Columbia College Chicago. Which brings me to where I am today; a cancer survivor and ambitious filmmaker.
I have directed dozens of short films, including "Made of Steel" (2011), which was part of the official selection for the 2011 Illinois International Film Festival. The film also earned me the Presidential Scholarship at Columbia College during my senior year of attendance. I have also directed several music videos for various indie rock bands, written 2 feature films, "The Visitors" and "Back From The Grave", and am currently in the process of developing future projects to expand my directorial portfolio.
The Girl In The Black Dress
Film (short) by Cinescope Productions (Mystery and Thriller) Director / Writer / Producer After his sister Marla (Anna Walters) suddenly ends up dead at a college party, David (Matt Storc) takes it upon himself to dispose of her body and be rid of the sibling he's long resented. To do this, he enlists the help of Tyler (Peter Maniscalco), his sisters supposed ex-boyfriend and wannabe tough guy. As they embark on a fiendish journey to bury the past, a sudden attack of conscious exposes the truth behind this twisted situation, revealing the culprit responsible for Marla's death. This short film was created during my attendance at Columbia College Chicago. It was crafted as an homage to the work of director David Fincher. © 2012 Cinescope Productions. All Rights Reserved.
Made of Steel
Film (short) by Cinescope Productions (Drama and Family) Director / Writer / Producer As part of the official selection for the 2011 Illinois International Film Festival, Made of Steel tells the story of a down-on-his-luck comic book store owner named Kalvin (Joshua Adam Linsley) and his chance encounter with a naive little boy named Pete (Chase Hull). Upon discovering Pete's true identity as a runaway, Kalvin makes it his mission to return Pete to his proper home, even if it means pretending to be Pete's favorite superhero; The Silver Shield. © 2011 Cinescope Productions. All Rights Reserved.
Columbia College - Missouri