I am a blue collar guy. I work as the Facility Manager at a composting facility, and run heavy equipment. A high school, drop out, drug addict, and an ex con. It has taken a lot of hard work and consistency to get where I am today. After getting clean in 2000, a lot of things have changed about my life, but not my obsessive nature.
After I got dumped by a girl in 2010, I was advised to get a hobby. I decided that since I liked youtube, I would just grab my iPhone and make some awesome videos... right? It's just that easy.
It turns out it takes a lot of time and education to learn to be a video creator. However, I've always decide to jump headfirst into things before, and this hobby was no different.
Being a single, full-time father, my budget was limited. I was giddy when I was able to buy my flip camera, it's only recently that I have gotten a DSLR. No matter what the obstacle, I get the project done.
I use a lot of online sources, but mostly I have been learning by doing. I am hyper critical of my work, but when I look back to my first video (that at the time I thought was absolute genius) I can see that I have learned a lot since then.
Most of all I notice that I have a consistent trajectory, and that I will make something great one day. I know, one day, I will make a feature film I am proud of. I know because I have a strong work ethic, an obsessive nature, and confidence that I will never run out of ideas.
Unique traits: The three unique things that I do a little differently then some filmmakers I've met is: 1: When I say i'm going to make something, I make it. 2: I'm willing to listen/utilize to other peoples ideas. Best idea wins. 3: I NEVER think it's ok to be a jerk to anyone.
Film (short) by Normal Hill Studio LLC Writer/Director
Film (short) by Normal Hill Studio LLC Director
Official Selection Idaho Horror Film Festival