As a kid in faraway upstate New York, I had very little access to any arts. My first great love was dance, and against all odds, because I started training late -- it loved me back. It was a wonderful twenty years. Even though I still occasionally get carded buying a bottle of wine, I’m clearly in my own personal Act II.
I have a great day job writing business-side materials for vintage variety house (theater) in. It’s a really lucky transition from the dance world. My limited-series pilot is inspired by my life in this Detroit theater, although it should definitely be understood as a painting and not a photograph. My current portfolio also includes a feature (in deep revisions) and two shorts that reflect on a personal preoccupation with the grotesque political and social divisions now prevalent among people everywhere, what’s causing it, and what we can do about it
I enjoy cracking people up randomly throughout the day, in addition to on a page. My goal is to work with people who are fun, funny, cool, kind, sharp, and committed to bring expressive ideas to life.
Rookie Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A liberal journalism student with a grudge against the country’s conservative superstation comes close to cracking an explosive story about the station, but is increasingly torn by the civil unrest that her story kicks up, and her growing awareness of the impact of the rhetoric coming from her own side.
In Their Own Way Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A young woman in rural America suffers friction with family and friends over her opposing views of their beloved cable news station, and discovers to her delighted surprise that family and friendship can transcend politics.
Shopping Cart Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Through a simple grocery shopping cart, a young man of global privilege discovers a world from which he had always been sheltered -- and finds purpose as he realizes the power and responsibility that his privilege affords him.
Intersection Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent ⋄ Drama Two young couples from opposite sides of the political spectrum each engage in parallel and polarized conversations -- until a sudden chance encounter forever changes their perceptions of the world and of people from the other side of the national argument.
The Merc Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Comedy With his career in show business at stake, a new Artistic Director works to revive Detroit's vintage Mercury Theater - a longtime hub of Black culture in a majority Black city - despite his crushing insecurities and unmistakable white-ness.