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First, I made a feature film when I was sixteen years old and self distributed it to local video stores so I could pay for college and get a degree in English at West Virginia University. During college, I wrote and directed various short films, which my college short Karma won the 2003 West Virginia International Film Festival Grand Prize.
Next, I owned and operated a commercial production business until my house and equipment burned down on Christmas Day, 2005. However, 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 working 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 called Chrysalis. I then worked as a script reader at Cindy Cowan Entertainment. Then moved to Austin, Texas with my future wife who I stole from Universal Studios Tour to work on our feature film.
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.