A writer of short films, short stories, novels and other tidbits. I make stuff up. For the past several years I've been creating short narrative and documentary films in my spare time through PATV in Iowa City, Ia. Since these are zero budget films I've had to take on almost all the roles behind the camera, edit, sound, location, costumes, etc. I usually pay my actors with doughnuts and, if they're lucky, they get to keep the costumes I buy for the production. Bit by bit I've been getting noticed and looking to make the leap to a professional. My documentary, "More Than A Performance: An Iowa Production of 'Good Kids" was given the Gold Award at the Performing Arts Film Festival in Indonesia. I have been active in film festivals and my short narrative films have been shown in Brazil, Canada, United States and the UK including five semi-finalist takes and LA Cinefest. Most recently the pilot script for "In the Shadows of November" placed 3rd at Los Angeles Screenplay contest. This one isn't just an idea. I have the synopsis for each episode of the series already written out. A producer will know on the first day what they would need to get to the last.
Unique traits: Writing, directing, video editing, scheduling sound editing. Proudly tells people "I make stuff up."
In the Shadows of November -S1 E6- Breaking the Rules of St. Louis Budget: $0 - $100K | Action ⋄ Mystery Trapped in east St. Louis November and Barto form an uneasy alliance in an effort to rescue others and survive the night.
In the Shadows of November -S1 E5- The Rocket's Red Glare Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Thriller November makes a dangerous trip to help a friend and finds herself caught in the middle of a war zone.
In the Shadows of November -S1 E4- Still Standing Mystery ⋄ Thriller St. Louis is a city divided by more than just the river. US Army Captain Barto is about to find how quickly things can go from bad to worse when disturbing influences unbalance a truce.
The Burning Room Budget: $0 - $100K | Other Freedom is obsolete.
There Are Cracks in the Sky Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi There are things waiting out there.
Dead, Just Like You Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Comedy Things you need to know before you go.
In the Shadows of November -S1 E1- From Out of the Clouds Mystery ⋄ Thriller On 11/9 a nuclear attack across the United States sent the world into chaos. Several weeks later a mysterious woman started to investigate the post-apocalyptic world and found some very disturbing clues.
In the Shadows of November -S1 E2- Something in the Water Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Thriller As November heads north she stops at a small town in Arkansas. Here she meets some thugs and some heroes but finds that telling the difference between them isn't so easy.
In the Shadows of November -S1 E3- The Day Everything Changed Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Thriller After a late night ambush November is taken to a farm house for protection. There she meets a man whose past was destroyed in one terrible day and a woman whose future may collide with November's.
The Pack Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Horror Sometimes they come in to town to feed. Don't let them find you.
Welcome to Nowhere Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror ⋄ Sci-fi It's not what's in the dark that should scare you.
It's Not Easy Being a Zombie Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Horror It's a life style.
The Monster Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Horror They don't always hide under the sheet.
The Doll Collector's Club Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror Everybody needs a hobby.
"In the Shadows of November" Hollywood Screenplay Contest - Pilot Screenplay - Gold Level
"In the Shadows of November" California Film Awards - Pilot Screenplay - 2nd Place
"In the Shadows of November" Los Angeles Screenplay Contest - Pilot Screenplay - 3rd Place