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About Ron

An independent screenwriter, journalist and filmmaker, painter, and photographer with more than 15 years film/TV production experience in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.

In 2004, I published The Little Book of Man: a collection of thoughts and essays on the human spirit, and have received top writing awards from the International Society of Poets in 2002, 2003, 2004 and, in 2005 I was honored with Editor’s Choice and Poet of Merit Awards. I have also been published in a number of poetry anthologies.

In 2007 and 2008, while living in Paris, I sponsored a global photographic project titled: Once Upon A Time On Planet Earth, with participants from more than 40 countries. And, in 2008, I also produced and directed a multimedia essay on the homeless of Philadelphia “Brotherly Love: A Vision of Hope,” for Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.

Unique traits: critical thinking, tenacious, Innovative, wordsmith

Loglines

  • INTERCOURSE

    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

    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. 

  • My Name Was Icek

    My Name Was Icek Drama Based On A True Story After 65 years, a Holocaust survivor returns to France and finally comes to terms with his forgotten memories of surviving as a boy in the ghettos and camps of Nazi Europe

  • Season of Hollow Souls

    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.

  • The Star Children

    The Star Children Mystery Thriller A 1960's Western Pennsylvania mill town is the subject of an alien breeding experiment. 

  • HOMEWOOD

    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.

Credits

  • Box of Lies

    Box of Lies (2010)
    Film (short) by Lauren Zito (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department, Actor

  • Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season

    Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)
    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

  • First Prince

    First Prince (1998)
    Film (short) by Matt Nix Production Manager

  • One Hand, Left

    One Hand, Left (1998)
    Film (short) by Corky Quakenbush Production Manager

  • Phil Touches Flo

    Phil Touches Flo (1998)
    Film (short) by David Birdsell Production Coordinator

  • The Housekeeper

    The Housekeeper (1998)
    Film (short) by Nancy Keystone Production Manager

  • I'm on Fire

    I'm on Fire (1998)
    Film (short) by Ryan Rowe Production Manager A very short film about a man on fire.

  • Pam Flam & the Center of the Universe

    Pam Flam & the Center of the Universe (1998)
    Film (short) by Betsy Thomas Production Manager

  • Diabolique

    Diabolique (1996)
    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 <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

  • Hootie & the Blowfish: Summer Camp with Trucks

    Hootie & the Blowfish: Summer Camp with Trucks (1995)
    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

    A Horse for Danny (1995)
    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

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Awards

  • 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

Education

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