I've always been attracted to doing the nearly impossible, not the impossible; that would be crazy. I wanted to make a fun animated film, so I created "On the Rise," which was in 36+ film fests and won multiple awards. I want to do an animated feature film so I wrote, "Spirit of the Rain," which also won multiple awards, but still exists only on paper. I've also designed stuff that, for example, flew to a comet and collected its "dust" (Stardust project), been a concert organist, a local TV producer and a co-producer of the largest global teleconference in history and a bunch of other stuff.
As a creative, my work, and life are about having a global impact, through visual storytelling, for the successful future of humanity. Any "passion projects" you might have could well be my passion projects as well.
Unique traits: I have an environmental degree and a great love of the natural world. My animated feature film stories reflect that, whether it's about saving the rainforest and its creatures, in "Spirit of the Rain," or remembering the central, and almost spiritual, importance of water in the desert, in "Desert Rat." I have a fascination for science and technology. Having been an engineering designer with projects that carried out missions in space, much of my animation work has been around science and technology.
Spirit of the Rain Budget: $30M+ | Animation ⋄ Adventure A clumsy young macaw's family is captured by pet trappers, and he can only save them, and his rainforest home, by partnering with the enemy, and a funny bunch of rainforest creatures, to become more powerful than he ever imagined.
Desert Rat Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Animation A self-centered, but lonely young desert rat, is whisked away to the Grand Canyon where he embarks on an adventure that will change the course of the Colorado river and transform his dry world from desert to oasis.
On the Rise
Film (Comedy, Fantasy, Animation and Short) Writer Zeke is a sheep rancher whose solution to global warming is to attach large weather balloons to the back ends of his sheep. The results are spectacular.
On the Rise
Film (short) 3D Animator
People's Telly Award - Silver: Non-Broadcast Production for "Little Beam Meets Space Invader."
Telly award - Bronze: Craft Fully Animated Piece for "Little Beam Meets Space Invader."
Filmmatic Screenplay Awards - Category winner; Family Film for "Spirit of the Rain."
“On the Rise,” (2009- animated short): - Worldfest (2011)- Platinum, Jam Fest (2010) - Gold, California Film Awards (2011) - Silver, DIY Film Fest (2011)- Best Animated Short, “Indie” Award of Merit (2010), Blue Plum Animation Fest (2010)- Audience Choice
“Spirit of the Rain,” (animated feature screenplay): Worldfest (2012)– Silver REMI, California Film Awards (2012) - Diamond Award, NewYork Screenplay Contest (2012) – Finalist, Hollywood Screenplay Contest (2011)– Finalist, Writemovies (2011)- Semi-Fina
Photography: “Rock on the Merced” – Best of show.
TV Production: 2: BACE Awards for TV show "Priority 1"
West Valley College
San Jose State University