I am a multimedia producer | director | writer who lives in the east coast, NJ, and who is also a big foodie (yes, I know that term is overused).
A good story takes work, commitment but above all humility. Think it was Hemingway who wrote, "“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” These days it is in front of computer, and perhaps for some of us old-schoolers, chicken scratch writing on our wonderful notebook pages.
To tell a story, well, a good story, I cannot do it alone, nor would I want to. This is where my team comes in - the family we create throughout our years in this insane business that tests us every day but brings us a resounding level of joy that only the power of storytelling can do - it is about connecting to each other in the most simplest of ways - our humanity, from our neurotic struggles to our insanely quirky hangup that makes us either love it or hate it, but nonetheless connect viscerally.
And part of the fun of is in the passion of our creative community, from the writer (me too), to the actor to the editor - to every single person on set who works - collaborates to bring a concept to a tangible form.
It is about our community bringing a vision to reality and I truly love the work.
Feed the crew well. Treat everyone with respect. BE committed to the work. And be ready to take criticism for the love of the art - the story.
Film (Documentary and Sport) Producer DreamTown is the inspiring story of three young soccer players chasing success in the face of extraordinary challenges. Entwined with their athletic dreams are the hopes of all Afro-Ecuadorians, for whom soccer is more than a sport but the means to recognition and respect they have long been denied.
Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Romance) Producer When a woman meets her boyfriend for a romantic night out, a martini triggers childhood memories of sexual abuse by a family friend. She boldly faces the girl she was and the secret that's threatened her ability to trust and love. Written by Gretl Claggett
A Wake-up Call
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer A woman from the Syrian-Jewish section of Brooklyn comes home from her last chemotherapy treatment to find that her entire extended family has thrown her a surprise party.
City University of New York: Hunter College (New York, NY)