I made my first feature film when I was sixteen years old and self distributed it to local video stores while I worked on my degree in English at West Virginia University. During college, I wrote and directed various short films, including “Karma”, a short which won the 2003 West Virginia International Film Festival Grand Prize.
After college, I owned and operated a commercial production business until my house and equipment burned down on Christmas Day, 2005. But I didn’t let that get me down. I pulled all my resources together and returned to work in a week, which I then grew into a very successful television commercial production business. I worked with clients such as ABC Sports, NBC, ESPN, MTV, USA Network, Comcast, and Time Warner.
I moved to Los Angeles. Secured a job as a Universal Studios Tour Guide. Jumped on Craigslist and was cast in a Ray Bradbury movie, “Chrysalis”. Next I worked as a script reader at Cindy Cowan Entertainment. Then moved to Austin, Texas with my future wife who I stole from the Universal Studios Tour.
In Austin, I focused on screenwriting, and with the support from Kickstarter and our honeymoon fund, I produced, co-wrote, shot, edited, and directed Under the Western Sun, my first professional-grade feature-length effort.
To this date, my paid writing has been optioned and produced. My current project is a television series with Andy Fickman and Betsy Sullenger at Oops Doughnuts Productions and Eva Longoria. I have scripts and tv pilots available to read.
Unique traits: Everyone tells me I look like John Lennon.
GALAXY FIGHTERS Sports ⋄ Sci-fi In the distant future, Nova Storm, a struggling fighter from Earth, gets one shot to fight aliens in the ring for the title of Galaxy Fighter Champion.
STRANDED Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi ⋄ Romance A young man left at the altar escapes to the mountains of California, where he meets an alien girl who crashes her spaceship and while he helps repair her ship, they both fall for each other.
HISTORY CLUB Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy When a sheltered young man, Sawyer Grey, inherits his late father's house, he also inherits the people living there, who happen to be from different time periods.
ODD JOBS Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy ⋄ Horror A misfit boy is given a seemingly regular job working at an antique shop, but it turns out his boss is a spirit hunter, and the boy unwittingly becomes part of his plan collecting odd items that may either destroy his town or save it from evil.
SAMURAI TRUCKER Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi ⋄ Action In a post-apocalyptic America, a lone samurai-sword-wielding trucker finds himself wanted by every bounty hunter and gang when his newest cargo turns out to be a young girl with the power to heal the planet.
YOU’LL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Horror When a female hostage and a band of bank robbers on the run hideout in a warehouse that’s used as a place to dispose of bodies for the mob, they must survive the night when they’re discovered by “The Cleaner.”
SLAMMED Budget: $0 - $100K | Music ⋄ Comedy After moving to a new school, a rebellious young slam poet ends up writing lyrics for a girl’s hip hop group and finds herself making friends along the way.
OVERDRAFT Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Crime After three desperate men attempt to rob a bank, a standoff occurs against police, but they soon discover a bomb in the bank and must figure out which one of their hostages is the suspect and disarm it before time runs out.
THE EDGE Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi ⋄ Drama Six people, who have hidden their extraordinary abilities under ordinary lives, find themselves waking up in the small town of Edgewater, where they will be trained to stop the end of the world, while uncovering the town's dark secrets.
SUBURBAN SHARKS Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Crime After their father dies, leaving them with little money to care for themselves or their sick mother, a brother and sister start a loan shark business and soon find themselves thrust into a seedy underworld of organized crime.
THE LAMPLIGHTER Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical ⋄ Thriller Near the dawn of electricity in Victorian England, one of the last lamplighters witnesses the murder of a prostitute and vows to bring the killer to justice when nobody else cares.
Semifinalist in Stage32 1st Annual Action Thriller Screenwriting Contest