I’m a video producer and director with 20+ years of comprehensive experience in managing production and direction of feature films, talk shows, pilots, musical performances, entertainment news, commercials, promos, and special broadcasts. I also have expertise in post-production, with proven success managing timing and playback elements to deliver flawless finished projects.
Currently, I am the associate director and assistant instructor at Writers Boot Camp, an organization dedicated to supporting emerging screenwriters and filmmakers. In this role, I not only provide individualized script evaluation and instruction, but I also ensure success of the organization as a whole. I manage all aspects of admissions, staff management, and logistics planning to maintain effective, well-organized functionality. Previous experiences include work for FOX, Black Entertainment Network, Starz, J&M Productions, E! News, and NFL Network.
Colleagues know me as a highly innovative, creative, results-driven professional who can always be trusted to come up with a new approach. I have exceptional communication skills, and can be relied on to clearly convey my ideas, input, and direction throughout the creative film making process.
I have completed English and Philosophy coursework at Sonoma State University, and professional development in screenwriting from Writers Boot Camp and Youth in Video from the American Film Institute.
Core Competencies Include: Video Production, Editing, Post-Production Workflow, Direction, Leadership, Staff and Schedule Management, Set Management
Film by Patrick Chapman (Comedy, Drama and Family) Producer Sam, a struggling artist, has one opportunity to impress a dealer and his assistant. However, an unexpected visit from his brother, Phin, who suffers from frontal lobe damage, pulls all of them all into a night of constant delusions.
The Other Men in Black
Film by Philip R. Garrett (History) Production Consultant, Thanks A young film student finds creative inspiration in her grandfather's stories about the Hasidic movement, its history, beliefs, and impact on Jewish culture.
Film by James M. Hausler (Drama and Thriller) Production Consultant After a recent breakup, Billy returns to his hometown to find something is not quite right with his best friend.
Film (short) by Chad Kapper (Thriller) Producer An elderly gentleman shares a legendary story from his childhood with a young man in search of artistic inspiration. This creepy tale keeps the young man glued to his seat until it's too late.
Film (short) by C. Alec Rossel (Action, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Producer Set in the neo-noir/future-noir world of "the city," SERVED COLD is the story of Hank Grey, a man with a lot of irons in the fire, and haunted by a tragedy that took him to the end of his rope and beyond. A Faustian bargain, lust, betrayal, prophecy, hit men, crime bosses, and a whole bunch of twists. Hank is on a path for revenge, and we all know revenge is is a dish best SERVED COLD. Written by C. Alec Rossel & Philip R. Garrett
Television (Talk-Show) Producer Brian Lowry (Chief TV Critic of Daily Variety) and Andrew Wallenstein (TV Features Editor of The Hollywood Reporter) host a weekly one hour talk show that takes an inside look at the TV industry with lively debates between Lowry and Wallenstein, along with up-close interviews featuring a who's who of the television industry's top power players, including actors, agents, managers, network executives, producers, directors, television critics, and reporters. Written by Anonymous
Horrors of War
Film by John Whitney (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and War) Producer HORRORS OF WAR derives from the "B" movie, Grindhouse tradition, made to play like a like a midnight movie. It is an independently-produced film made in a B-movie style, yet with a dramatic grounding and an eye toward bigger production values.......FILM SYNOPSIS: 'Feeling the pressure from Allied advance, Hitler unleashes his secret weapons giving rise to a type of warfare the world has never seen. Throughout the European theater of WWII, Lieutenant John Schmidt comes face to face with these "weapons." The Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S., precursor to the C.I.A.) initiates missions behind enemy lines to find the source of the weapons terrorizing U.S. soldiers fighting the Third Reich. Schmidt is joined by Captain Joe Russo and his group of war-hardened GIs who have experienced for themselves the all-too-real horrors of war in battle. Together, they must find and destroy Hitler's horde of nightmare weapons before his horrific vision can be fully realized.' Written by Philip R. Garrett
Video by Sean A. Reid (Drama) Producer, Director, Writer Christian is a young man growing up in Hollywood who dreams of following in his father's footsteps into show business. When he meets Tony, an industry insider with "connections," he is convinced that he has found his big break -- landing acting jobs and dating beautiful women. Christian thinks he is at his prime, until he has a falling out with Tony over drugs. He soon learns that the same connections that enabled him to get his start and realize his dream can just as easily destroy it. Hiding the truth of his washed-up career from family and friends, Christian escapes his reality through intense drug use - beginning his fatal turn of fate. Will Christian ever turn his life around? Will he find redemption? Written by Anonymous
The Rob Nelson Show
Television (Talk-Show) Post Production Supervisor
E! News Live
Television (News) Assignment Manager (Supervising Producer) The latest entertainment news is reported.
America's Funniest Home Videos
Television (Comedy, Family and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew "America's Funniest Home Videos" was inspired by a series of successful TV specials, where home viewers were invited to send in videotapes of their "funniest" moments. In "AFHV," host Saget provided commentary to the home videos which often showed wedding and sports bloopers, children and pets either being themselves or getting into trouble, furniture or other objects giving way (usually contributing to someone's fall) and "comical" reactions to getting inadvertently hit (usually in the groin). Sometimes, certain videos were grouped into themes, such as Christmas or a summer vacation, or had sentimental value to them, such as a marriage proposal; other times, videos were set to classic rock tunes. The top three videos of the week as selected by the producers were eligible for each week's $10,000 top prize; the audience would electronically vote for their one favorite video. Weekly winners got to compete in a later special for a $100,000 top prize. Written by Brian Rathjen <firstname.lastname@example.org>