Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a Degree in English and Cinema, and came to L.A. to study filmmaking, earning my Masters Degree at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in 2016. Influenced by filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Curtiz, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, and the teams at Pixar and DreamWorks, my hope is to make films inspired by my childhood with strong stories and engaging characters that leave audiences with a fun time. (J hope to write a few novels in the future as well.)
Unique traits: I'm a very hard worker on every project that I create or work on, wanting to give my best effort possible. I am highly imaginative (sometimes overly so) and have many years experience of writing and screenwriting.
A Night at the Movies
Film (Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 2 More) Writer A shy movie fan must overcome his confidence issues when he and his crush, the theater concession stand girl, are pulled into a 1930s adventure film by its fiery heroine.
Gold Award-Narrative Short-International Independent Film Awards
Award of Excellence-Best Action/Adventure Short-Southern Shorts Awards
Best Film-NYC Short Romance Film Festival
Best Cinematography-Pulp Short Film Festival
Best Short Screenplay -San Diego International Kids Film Festival
Outstanding Short-US Hollywood International Film Festival
Award of Recognition-Best Shorts Competition
New York Film Academy
The University of Iowa