I have more than 20 years film/TV production experience, and more than 8 years of international journalism experience. Throughout my life, I have met, interviewed and been inspired by people who have overcome great challenges and created avenues for change within our society. From Religious Leaders, to Holocaust Survivors, to American Civil Rights leaders of the 50’s and 60’s, to everyday heroes living in developing nations. Through writing I have striven to understand and share their experiences with homophobia, sexual abuse, physical abuse, infidelity, drug abuse, divorce, race/religious intolerance, and mental health issues.
In 2004, I published The Little Book of Man: an essay on the human spirit, and has been published in several poetry anthologies. I have received awards from the International Society of Poets in 2002, 2003, and 2004 and 2005. I was also honored with Editor’s Choice and Poet of Merit Awards. In 2007 and 2008, while living in Paris, I produced a global photography project to celebrate our shared human experience, entitled Once Upon A Time On Planet Earth with participating photographers from more than 40 countries.
In 2008, I produced / directed Brotherly Love: A Vision of Hope, a multimedia essay on the homeless of Philadelphia. I am passionate about telling the stories of people who have overcome their fears and become heroes in their own right.
Unique traits: critical thinking, tenacious, Innovative, wordsmith
INTERCOURSE Independent ⋄ Drama An immigrant couple, Raj and Pooja Kulkami desire to have a baby, they must hire a surrogate to help them. They learn how to navigate in a new culture and build their lives in the United States. They discover that not everyone is looking out for their best interest.
WAR STREETS Drama ⋄ Mystery In this Pittsburgh based mystery/drama, a self centered, ambitious politico struggles to hide a past that has dire repercussions for the entire community. Meanwhile, the neighborhood residents have their own secrets to hide.WGA Registered
My Name Was Icek Drama Inspired by A True Story After 65 years, a Holocaust survivor, stripped of his identity at the age of 10, searches for proof of his existence and must come to terms with memories of violence and rape at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. Ron Modro ©2019 WGA Registered
Season of Hollow Souls Mystery ⋄ Horror A college student and her friends are plagued by dreams of a past life they know nothing about. When people start to die they must discover how the events are connected and end the cycle of karmic retribution.WGA Registered
The Star Children Mystery ⋄ Thriller A 1960's Western Pennsylvania mill town is the subject of an alien breeding experiment.
HOMEWOOD Drama A community in distress suffers from under-employment, drugs, violence and gentrification as an historically Black neighborhood is taken over by a giant tech company.
FORBIDDEN: Diary of a French Girl Romance ⋄ Drama Based on a true story - In Nazi occupied Paris, a young French girl falls in love with a sworn enemy. They must hide their affair or face dire consequences.
Box of Lies
Film (short) by Lauren Zito (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department, Actor
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season
Film by Sandy Tung (Drama, Family and Thriller) Production Coordinator After young Marty Preston rescued Shiloh from his abusive owner, Judd Travers, he thought his troubles were over. But when Judd starts threatening to take "his" dog back, Marty is afraid of losing the best friend he's ever had. Even after Shiloh's keen senses help save Judd's life, the old man refuses to mend his mean-spirited ways, convincing everyone in town he's just too nasty to change. Now, in a long-short gamble to keep the dog he loves, Marty sets out to prove that just like a mistreated animal, a man filled with hate can be healed by the power of kindness. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Matt Nix Production Manager
One Hand, Left
Film (short) by Corky Quakenbush Production Manager
Phil Touches Flo
Film (short) by David Birdsell Production Coordinator
Film (short) by Nancy Keystone Production Manager
I'm on Fire
Film (short) by Ryan Rowe Production Manager A very short film about a man on fire.
Pam Flam & the Center of the Universe
Film (short) by Betsy Thomas Production Manager
Film by Jeremiah S. Chechik (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Assistant to Marvin Worth, Producer The wife and mistress of a cruel school master collaborate in a carefully planned and executed attempt to murder him. The plan goes well until the body, which has been strategically dumped, disappears. The strain starts to tell on the two women as a retired police investigator who is looking into the disappearance on a whim begins to think that they know more than they are telling, and their mental state is not helped when their victim is seen, apparently alive and well by one of the pupils. Written by Mark Thompson <email@example.com>
Hootie & the Blowfish: Summer Camp with Trucks
Video by Adolfo Doring (Documentary and Music) Key Production Assistant Concert video and behind-the-scenes footage of the rock band Hootie and the Blowfish.
A Horse for Danny
TV Movie by Dick Lowry (Drama and Family) Production Assistant Danny Bara is one eleven-year-old girl who is nobody's fool. She lives at the track with her uncle Eddie, a horse trainer in the race circuit. Danny knows the horses. Danny knows the scams, and just how and when the races are fixed. Danny knows the odds makers-they depend on her for the inside story. And Danny knows that things are going to go nowhere for Uncle Eddie unless he can make his name with one great horse, a horse "you can ride into the money." Danny has found such a horse. Tom Thumb, a yearling up for sale, has champion potential and she knows it. She isn't fooled by Noel Ferguson, a big-time trainer who is talking Tom Thumb down. And when Moe Tully arrives in town, Danny knows it can only mean one thing-that races are going to be fixed. But there's opportunity in that for her. Placing her bets before school and picking up her winnings after, she is soon able to bankroll Uncle Eddie, along with her friend Gerald, a groom at a competing stable who is ready to stake his ... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
TV Series Camera and Electrical Department
Received top awards for writing from “The International Society of Poets” in 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005 Listed in 2002 Edition of “Who’s Who of Writers, Editors and Poets” Published author of “The Little Book of Man” © 2004