I love stories, and I guess you could say that I have majored in the art of story for most of my life. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature. I have published short stories, opinion editorials and poetry in various magazines and newspapers, and I was a runner-up in the 2011 UCLA Screenwriting Competition for The Empire Sky. I wrote and directed Reclaiming Friendship Park in 2015, then quickly wrote three more scripts that are in varying stages of pre-production. I write stories that are hopefully entertaining and humorous, but I attempt to sprinkle in a little social commentary because I believe that art should act as a mirror of the times in which we live. As a director and producer, I understand the grit and determination that it takes to get a new venture off the ground, and I try to surround myself with people who are talented enough to cover my flaws. So far so good! I have written six feature scripts and three shorts, and I am looking for the next mountain to climb.
Reclaiming Friendship Park
Film by Brazen Image/Daniel Holland Businessman Chip Panoptic shows up at a former employee's home with a very unusual plan. After losing his best friend and moving from Detroit to California, Chip wants to help a group of antisocial apartment-dwellers rediscover their sense of community and friendship. The problem is that Chip himself has little experience in either category. This is a dramatic comedy about a man struggling to redeem himself by recapturing the spirit of his lost best friend.