Ted Campbell

Ted Campbell

Less Is More Productions

Director, screenwriter and assistant director in Los Angeles, California

About Ted

Originally from Boston, Mass, I am a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtful, character driven thrillers. My neo-noir, thriller "Blue Motel" won the Grand Prize in ScriptShark's Insider Screenplay contest. Most recently, I have been invited to officially join ISA’s Development Program with my crime thriller “Underground”.

I find inspiration in the works of the great noir writers Dasheill Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald as well as my screenwriting idols Scott Frank, Shane Black, Tony Gilroy and Richard Wenk.

A twenty year veteran of the film industry, I have worked as a First Assistant Director on over fifty independent feature films including Paul Lieberstein’s “Song of Back and Neck’, Miranda July's "The Future" and the Sundance award-winner "Quinceañera.”

My ultimate career goal is to one day write a line of dialogue as infamous and beloved as “Go ahead. Make my day,” “I’m the one who knocks,” or “Yipee-ki-yay, motherf*cker.”

I am a graduate of Emerson College and I live in Los Angeles with my amazing wife and two cats.

Awards:
- Grand Prize Winner Script Shark Insider’s Screenplay Contest
- ISA’s Development Program
- Special Mention Fast Track Fellowship V
- Top 50 Fast Track Fellowship (IV & V)
- Runner-Up ScriptFest Screenplay Contest
- Top 10 ScriptFest Screenplay Contest
- 10th Place Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Reel
- Top 100 Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle Reel (3 scripts)
- Finalist Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
- Semi-Finalist Search for New Blood 3
- Semi-Finalist 3rd Annual ScreenCraft Fellowship
- Semi-Finalist ScreenCraft Short Film Production Fund
- Best Pilot Script Hollywood & Vine Film Festival
- Semi-Finalist BlueCat Screenplay Competition
- Quarterfinalist Expo Screenplay Competition
- Quarterfinalist Scriptapalooza Competition


Name: Ted Campbell

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Less Is More Productions

Occupation: Director, Screenwriter and Assistant Director

Credits

  • Song of Back and Neck

    Song of Back and Neck (2017)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Blue Motel

    Blue Motel (2017)
    Film by Pathfinder Films writer/director

  • Last Rampage

    Last Rampage (2017)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • The Detained

    The Detained (2017)
    Film (Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Snowplow

    Snowplow (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After the sudden death of their mother, a young man struggles to take care of his sister as they try to avoid separation by social services.

  • The Devil Winds

    The Devil Winds (2016)
    Film by Darkheart Entertainment writer/director

  • The Year of Spectacular Men

    The Year of Spectacular Men (2016)
    Film by Lea Thompson (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Worldstar Headquarters

    Worldstar Headquarters (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew

  • Myrna

    Myrna (2015)
    TV Movie by Ted Campbell (Comedy and Drama) Director, Writer, Producer After a successful career, an actor sacrifices everything when she transitions from male-to-female.

  • Hickey

    Hickey (2015)
    Film by Alex Grossman (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Brilliant but insecure, young Ryan has 24 hours to save the store he hates in order to win the heart of the girl he loves.

  • The Life Lessons of William Gwilliam

    The Life Lessons of William Gwilliam (2014)
    Film (short) by Adam Davenport (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Shipping Julia

    Shipping Julia (2014)
    Television (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Julia sets sail on a cruise along with her family to have fun and to help her forget about her bitter breakup with her boyfriend. Throughout her stay on the ship, she develops an interesting relationship with a complicated yet sweet British boy. Is she ready to be in another relationship so soon?

  • Eden

    Eden (2014)
    Film by Shyam Madiraju (Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After their plane crashes off the coast of a deserted Pacific island, the surviving members of an American soccer team find themselves in the most dire of circumstances with limited resources, dwindling food supply and no rescue coming any time soon. Team spirit evaporates as disagreements cause the group to separate into factions - a violent one lead by an unbalanced ruler (Peck), and a compassionate one led by a selfless player (Parker). Written by Voltage Pictures

  • Martian American

    Martian American (2014)
    Film (short) by Lee Citron (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A lonely Martian travels to Los Angeles to start a new life and make new friends, but when faced with adversity, culture shock, and self doubt, he struggles to find the courage to stay.

  • The Book of Daniel

    The Book of Daniel (2013)
    Film (Drama and History) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In 605 B.C. Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians and many of their best young men were taken into captivity, including Daniel. Daniel was taken to Babylon to serve it. As Powerful King , Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel as an example of boldness and faithfulness to God in the most difficult circumstances had eternal impact on the people and the kings that he encountered. Written by Anonymous

  • The Book of Esther

    The Book of Esther (2013)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jewish girl Esther is chosen as the new queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia. Will she be able to stop the evil Lord Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews?

  • Finding Normal

    Finding Normal (2013)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The only thing standing between Dr. Lisa Leland (Candice Cameron Bure) and the wedding of her dreams in the Hamptons is a 2600-mile drive from Los Angeles to Long Island. However, a run in with the law in the country town of Normal, North Carolina leaves Dr. Leland with a choice--Jail or community service. Sentenced to serve three days as the town's doctor, Lisa has her world turned upside down by a man she would never expect. Quickly, Lisa finds that there's a lot more to Normal than she could have ever imagined. Written by Jeremy M.

  • This Is Our Time

    This Is Our Time (2013)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After graduation, five friends set out to make a difference in the world for God. Their ambitions are high, their passions are strong but will they have the courage to fulfill their calling regardless of what comes their way. The sacrifice they are asked to pay may just be too high. Through Godly council from an outside source, the group realizes that this is not their time after all, it's all His. Written by Anonymous

  • Alien Rising

    Alien Rising (2013)
    Film by Dana Schroeder (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A savvy ex-homeland security agent and martial arts expert is forced to a remote island to help the military unlock the secrets of an extraterrestrial technology. This sci fi thriller unfolds through breathtaking visuals, unique action sequences and a complex story with deeply political undertones. Written by Anonymous

  • Size Matters

    Size Matters (2013)
    Film (short) by Ted Campbell (Comedy) Director After a intimate session with her boyfriend, Lauren confronts her boyfriend, Patrick, about what really is on her mind.... his size...

  • Snuff

    Snuff (2012)
    Film (short) by Peter Bruno (Drama and Thriller) Producer, Editor, Composer A psychological drama about two people and the lengths that each will go in order to discover the true meaning of love.

  • Finding John Smith

    Finding John Smith (2012)
    Film by Marlo Bernier (Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the wake of the tragic loss of her mother in a rogue bombing, a young Iraqi girl escapes her War-Torn village and makes her way to the U.S., on the coattails of two American Journalists where together they search for her dad, whom she's never met and who she only knows as; John Smith from Iowa. Written by Anonymous

  • Christmas in Compton

    Christmas in Compton (2012)
    Film by David Raynr (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director BIG EARL, the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, and a man with a big heart and a big vision, demands success from everyone around him. All kinds of trouble erupts the week before Christmas when his son, DERRICK, part-time music producer and part-time Christmas tree lot employee, crosses the line to prove to Big Earl that he is a success. The colorful characters that populate the tree lot cause additional complications for Derrick as he tries to solve his problems secretly. Things spiral out of Derrick's control, jeopardizing the survival of the lot, and more importantly, his relationship with his father. What Derrick needs is a miracle; a Christmas miracle in Compton Written by CIC

  • Hello Herman

    Hello Herman (2012)
    Film by Michelle Danner (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, famous journalist Lax Morales, sending him clips of the shootings captured with Herman's own digital camera. In the clips Herman tells Lax, "I want to tell my story on your show". Lax, haunted by his own past, is now face to face with Herman. The movie explores why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society, desensitizing in America, youth violence and bullying, the impact the media has on our individual quest for fame, and ultimately our need for connection. Written by Anonymous

  • Flare: The Hunt

    Flare: The Hunt (2012)
    Film by Dan Brown (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Breaking Bread

    Breaking Bread (2011)
    Film (short) by Ted Campbell (Comedy) Director, Producer

  • Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story

    Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story (2011)
    Film (short) by Dave Dewes (Comedy) Director Rigamortis takes place shortly after humanity has put down a recent zombie outbreak. The last two zombies left "undead" are looking for their place in the world, while one lonely zombie hunter's newfound fame and glory can't fill the hole in his heart left by the recent loss of his now undead love. The characters are forced to confront zombies, angry mobs, double-barreled shotguns, and an ever-dangerous thing called love, until fate brings them all face to face in an explosive finale. Written by Jenny Stolte

  • Shuffle

    Shuffle (2011)
    Film by Kurt Kuenne (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Actor Lovell Milo suddenly begins to experience his life out of chronological sequence.

  • The Future

    The Future (2011)
    Film by Miranda July (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

  • Diary of a Single Mom

    Diary of a Single Mom (2010 - 2011)
    Television (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the center of a storm is Ocean (Monica Calhoun), a 27-year old highly-motivated mother who manages a neighborhood apartment building and all of the problems that come along with it.

  • You Have the Right to Remain Violent

    You Have the Right to Remain Violent (2010)
    Film by Roberto Monticello (Action, Drama and Thriller) Writer Kids are forced to participate in a secret fight club run by town officials.

  • Abby 33

    Abby 33 (2010)
    Film by Kim Rocco Shields (Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Actor The film moves through Abby's early life of family loss and later struggle with severe postpartum depression, showing how her therapist helps her to recover emotionally and move forward with her life in a positive and healthy way.

  • Burn Crisis

    Burn Crisis (2010)
    Film by Kim Rocco Shields (Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In WingSpan Pictures newest feature Burn Crisis we meet Carlos whose world is thrown into complete disarray when a large wild fire destroys, not only his home, but his ability to function. While at a temporary shelter for those displaced by the fire, Carlos meets John, a Social Worker stationed in the shelter. Written by Anonymous

  • Hysteria

    Hysteria (2010)
    Film by Frank Lin (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director To celebrate their 10th year high school reunion, a group of twenty-somethings throw an intimate house party to celebrate the event. However, when one of the group accidentally kills another with no explanation. As more brutalities occur, could this be the work of the individuals themselves or possessions by "The Walker"? Written by Anonymous

  • The Guild

    The Guild (2010)
    Television by Felicia Day (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The show revolves around the lives of online guild, The Knights of Good, who play countless hours of an unnamed MMORPG video game. The story focuses on Codex, the guild's Priestess, who attempts to lead a normal life after one of her guild-mates, Warlock Zaboo, shows up on her doorstep. Written by Anonymous

  • Food Stamps

    Food Stamps (2010)
    Film by Alfredo Ramos (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Stealth

    Stealth (2009)
    Film (short) by Marlo Bernier (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Stealth steers audiences through the secretive and shocking events surrounding transgender Veronica Terranova. Sitting alone in a dark hotel room, a dead and dirty politician by her side, Veronica must make the difficult decision to call Jeannine, her younger sister, who has always been there for her. Panic stricken, Jeannine secretly calls their eldest sister, Celia, the only one who can truly help...but will she? Written by Susan Smith

  • Frankenhood

    Frankenhood (2009)
    Film by Blaxwell Smart (Comedy and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Two guys who work at a morgue enlist the services of a reanimated corpse to better their chances at a streetball tournament.

  • The Chronicles of Hollow Earth: The Next Race

    The Chronicles of Hollow Earth: The Next Race (2009)
    Film (short) by Stewart St. John (Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Mankind has lost a 300-year war against a genetically enhanced race they created and tortured. Now the descendants of that race -- known as the "ghen" -- control the planet from advanced underground cities within Hollow Earth. As rising dictator Crecilius Pryme urges his people to annihilate the remaining human population who toil in his factories above ground, a shocking secret is about to be unearthed that will change the lives of the Pryme family forever. Written by StewdioMedia Entertainment

  • The Scary City

    The Scary City (2008)
    Television by Yumiko Aoyagi (Drama) Director, Cinematographer, Cinematographer, Editor, Editor

  • Shadow on the Wall

    Shadow on the Wall (2008)
    Film (short) by Ted Campbell (Drama) Director, Writer

  • My Own Worst Enemy: Conspiracy Theory

    My Own Worst Enemy: Conspiracy Theory (2008)
    Television (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom (2008)
    Film by Gregory McClatchy (Comedy, Family and Sport) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep her wacky charade going long enough to see the girls win their big tournament Written by Anon

  • Heroes: Going Postal

    Heroes: Going Postal (2008)
    Television (Drama and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story

    Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story (2008)
    Film by Ralph Wilcox (Crime, Drama and History) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A chronicle of the life of Lena Baker, the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia for the murder of her employer, who forced her into sexual slavery.

  • Death's Door

    Death's Door (2008)
    Film by George Scileppi (Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Each week on her local cable show "The Seance Hour," medium Madame Camille holds a seance with guests from her viewing audience but it's a sham. Special effects, smoke and mirrors. Everybody behind the scenes knows it - including Camille. What none of them realize is that Camille's psychic powers are REAL. Her seances actually do open a door to the other side and connect the living and the dead. Tonight the show's producer has booked a controversial guest to boost the ratings. A guest whose past holds a dark, horrible secret. Tonight when their hands are joined to form the seance circle and the door to the otherside is opened ...Evil will be unleashed. Written by Chemical Burn Entertainment

  • Skid Marks

    Skid Marks (2007)
    Film by Karl Kozak (Action and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Budget cuts force two rival ambulance companies and their misfit medics to go head-to-head to save their patients, their jobs and their beer money, all in the name of emergency medicine.

  • Hers

    Hers (2007)
    Film by Jeong Jung Kim (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • The Trouble with Romance

    The Trouble with Romance (2007)
    Film by Gene Rhee (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A provocative, sexy and insightful exploration of relationships between men and women and why we all still yearn for love despite the trouble with romance.

  • Simple Things

    Simple Things (2007)
    Film by Andrew C. Erin (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In order to secure the position of Head of Pediatrics at a top Chicago hospital, a young, highly accomplished, pediatrician agrees to spend a summer setting up a clinic in a small town in the North Carolina mountains. Clashing against the ways of the small community he is forced to deal with the recent loss of his wife while reconnecting with his 9 year old son, and learning a different pace of life. Written by Anonymous

  • Plot 7

    Plot 7 (2007)
    Film by Farnaz (Horror and Mystery) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When an aspiring horror novelist inherits the family cemetery he uses the opportunity to draw inspiration to write his first novel. After he and his family become the new caretakers he finds that he has drawn more than just inspiration from his inheritance, he's inherited the family legacy: madness. Written by Chris Salamone

  • Quinceañera

    Quinceañera (2006)
    Film by Wash Westmoreland (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Magdalena is 14 and anxiously awaiting her 15th birthday where she'll celebrate her quinceanara. Her world starts to crumble when she discovers her pregnancy after not being able to fit in her gown for her quinceanara. Soon, she's kicked out of her home, abandoned by her family, and abandoned by her baby's father. Magdalena is then taken in by her great-granduncle, Tomas and her gay, often-in-trouble cousin, Carlos. There she finds a new family and life. Written by R2k443

  • Killer Yacht Party

    Killer Yacht Party (2006)
    Film by Piotr Uzarowicz (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the LA Club scene, everybody's somebody if you're on "the list". A hot club promoter plans a killer yacht party but strange things start to happen when his girlfriend turns up dead and they suspect the boat is haunted. On the yacht's maiden voyage, a millionaire's wife died in a tragic accident - and now it appears she doesn't like people on her boat. As the night goes on, more of the club goers meet tragic and suspicious deaths. Infidelity, secrets and murder have turned this excursion into anything but a party boat. Written by April Wright

  • Friendly Fire

    Friendly Fire (2006)
    Video by Michele Civetta (Musical) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A surreal fantasy on the themes of love and friendship, set to the music and songs of the Sean Lennon album "Friendly Fire".

  • Beautiful Dreamer

    Beautiful Dreamer (2006)
    Film by Terri Farley-Teruel (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Orphan Joe Kelly has an idyllic youth growing up in the country with his grandpa, and can turn his hobby into his profession as crop spray plane pilot. After Pearl Harbor, he joins the US Air Force as bomber pilot. Joe's wife Claire is notified he's missing, presumed killed when his plane is shot down over Germany. Later a military mate reports he saw Joe alive, apparently taken POW. Claire starts searching and finally finds Joe elsewhere in the US, but suffering from amnesia, and living under the name Tommy Warner, as partner of a tiny commercial air freight firm. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Seth

    Seth (2006)
    Film by Corbin Timbrook (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Production manager Marketing Manager, Bob Wellman, is a bright man who has been selected to lead the sales and marketing team at his company and married to Linda Wellman. Linda Wellman is seven months pregnant and hiding a past that will eventually be revealed. During her new marriage, she re-encounters her past which puts her future baby in danger. A neighborhood Detective starts to piece a series of events back to Linda and he is also worming his way into her psyche. Perhaps surprisingly, however, she is doing the same to him. Written by Wright, Laura

  • Pope Dreams

    Pope Dreams (2006)
    Film by Patrick Hogan (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless nineteen-year old boy, Andy Venable, who works for his hard-case dad in a store warehouse during the day and plays drums in a loud heavy-metal band at night. His only clear goal at the moment is to get his sick mother, a devout Catholic, to meet the Pope before she dies. While he's busy with that, he falls for a girl who's totally out of his league and gets discovered by two Broadway producers for a musical talent that just might be his true calling. Andy's a dreamer. But dreaming is easy. It's reality that's hard. Written by the official Pope Dreams web site

  • Out There

    Out There (2006)
    Film by David Wike (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Actor Champions is a comedy about three dysfunctional young men who, seeking to instill some harmony into their lives, leave town to spend a weekend in the countryside with an eccentric relative. Ostensibly they are there to lend a hand with a mysterious "project" that the uncle has been carefully planning. However as the men spend more time with each other and in the strange surroundings of the countryside, tensions build between them and the bucolic weekend starts to get strange. First impressions of what they are actually there to do and what the local personalities are up to begin to change and tensions rises between the guys. A girl enters the picture as does a wayward cop, making for emotional trepidation for all involved. After a climactic showdown each goes his separate way to be faced with yet more rustic confusion and skewed self-discovery. The men leave the countryside chastened -- but wiser than when they arrived. Written by Anonymous

  • Unbeatable Harold

    Unbeatable Harold (2006)
    Film by Ari Palitz (Comedy and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno Nevada, lives a lovable loser, Harold James Clark. He's reaching for the stars while he searches for love and hopes to live his dream of becoming full time manager at the Wagontrain Steakhouse. Harold's assistant manager status already leaves him feeling lucky. Harold looks at a half filled glass and is simply amazed that there is even a glass. This Elvis wannabe finally meets his dream girl, Wanda Livingston. She's just run away from Vegas and her 80's rocker boyfriend, Jake Salamander. Never-mind her lack of waitressing skills, Harold gets her a job at the Wagontrain anyhow, and shows her the ropes. When Jake shows up in Reno Wanda decides to give him another chance. Meanwhile, Harold and Wanda become close real fast. Too close for Wanda. Not close enough for Harold. He's in Love... And ready to pop the question. Written by Gordon Michaels

  • American Fusion

    American Fusion (2005)
    Film by Frank Lin (Comedy and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director If you thought your family was nuts, wait until you meet this Chinese-American clan! Traditional Grandma tries to rule the roost, but her children and grandchildren have ideas of their own.

  • Mrs. Harris

    Mrs. Harris (2005)
    TV Movie by Phyllis Nagy (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Miscellaneous Crew Fact-based story about Jean Harris (Annette Bening), a woman who was accused of murdering famed Scarsdale Diet Dr. Herman (Hi) Tarnower (Ben Kingsley) after being in a relationship with him for 14 years. Depicted as a womanizer, Dr. Tarnower had earlier asked Mrs. Harris, a divorced school teacher, to marry him. But when faced with upcoming nuptials, he backed out. The story depicts Mrs. Harris as a distraught and obsessive woman who may have been suffering from some mental illness and based on a note sent to the doctor, may have been suicidal at the time of the murder. She contended that Dr. Tarnower was shot while the two wrestled with a gun she was going to use to kill herself. Contains profanity and sexual situations, including implied masturbation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Harsh Times

    Harsh Times (2005)
    Film by David Ayer (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. Written by batfreak79

  • Soldier of God

    Soldier of God (2005)
    Film by W.D. Hogan (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A Knights Templar meets a mysterious Muslim in the desert. They find refuge in an oasis at home of a beautiful woman. As the Knight falls for the woman and the simple life, he questions his Crusader ethos. But the Muslim holds a secret that will be bring devastation and change their lives for ever. Written by Anonymous

  • 3 Wise Women

    3 Wise Women (2005)
    Film by Scott Somerndike (Romance and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Tom's pursuit of a normal life is discombobulated by three beautiful, strong-willed females. Romance and other forms of chaos ensue.

  • Duck

    Duck (2005)
    Film by Nicole Bettauer (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Transportation department A blighted Los Angeles in 2009. Arthur is recently widowed, his savings wiped out by his wife's illness. Their only son is long dead. Alone, Arthur adopts and is adopted by a duckling he names Joe. Saved from suicide, Arthur's life becomes caring for Joe and keeping clean a pond on land near his son's memorial tree. Homelessness awaits Arthur, and although he experiences a great deal of unkindness - from a bus driver, motorists, and animal control officers - he also offers and finds kindness. The pond drained, Arthur and Joe head west on a picaresque journey. Is there room for angels in Los Angeles? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The New Partridge Family

    The New Partridge Family (2005)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A modern update of the classic show about a family band.

  • Skylab

    Skylab (2005)
    Film (short) by Mark Landsman (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director It's the hazy summer of 1979 and 12 year old Benjamin Handle is convinced a 90-ton chunk of space trash is heading straight for his house.

  • Shopgirl

    Shopgirl (2005)
    Film by Anand Tucker (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Twenty-something native Vermonter Mirabelle Buttersfield, having recently graduated from college, is finding her new life in Los Angeles not quite what she was expecting or hoping. An aspiring artist, she is barely eking out a living working as a clerk at the women's evening gloves counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and thus she can barely make the payments on her massive student loans. She treats her job with a certain distance, often daydreaming as she watches the life of the rich as they shop at the store. She has made no friends, including from among her Saks colleagues, and thus lives a solitary existence, which does not assist in her dealing with her chronic clinical depression. So it is with some surprise that two men with a romantic interest in her enter her life almost simultaneously. The first is poor slacker Jeremy, who works as an amplifier salesman/font designer. Mirabelle continues dating Jeremy as only a relief to her solitary life, as Jeremy doesn't seem to ... Written by Huggo

  • 24

    24 (2004 - 2005)
    Television by Joel Surnow (Action, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In this concept drama, each season takes place within one 24 hour period. Day 1: Jack Bauer is the head of field ops for an elite team of CTU agents who uncover an assassination plot targeting Presidential nominee David Palmer. Meanwhile, Jack's strained marriage to his wife, Teri, is pushed to the brink by the sudden disappearance of their troubled teenage daughter. What will the next 24 hours hold? Written by Ronos

  • Checking Out

    Checking Out (2005)
    Film by Jeff Hare (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

  • The Good Humor Man

    The Good Humor Man (2005)
    Film by Tenney Fairchild (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Boys behaving badly. Jay, a middle-class high-school sophomore, hangs out in his L.A. suburb with slackers, dopers, petty thieves and punks. Everyone has a nickname; his is Worm. His best friend, John, aka Mt. Rushmore, severely beats another student at a wedding Jay and his pals crash. At the wedding, Jay falls for Wendy, one of the jock clique. Jay has his code: no ratting out your friends. So, when the beating victim dies, Jay doesn't help the cops. Meanwhile, his relationship with Wendy develops quickly into a first love. With knives, whiskey, and drugs close at hand, can Jay navigate assaults on his manhood, the strains of friendship, and the whispers of commitment? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The Naughty Lady

    The Naughty Lady (2004)
    Film (short) by Sorin Ariel Iarovici (Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Shards

    Shards (2004)
    Film (short) by Jonathan Levine (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After his best friend overdoses on crystal meth, hip hop DJ Walter tries to kick the habit and leave his hometown behind...

  • Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday Afternoon (2004)
    Film (short) by Alonso Mayo (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director There is no right or wrong in the world that Miguel, an East L.A. teenager, and his father live in, only choices. One's an American, the other an immigrant, and though they are son and father, they are separated by a culture that threatens to tear them apart. Written by Alonso F. Mayo

  • Bananas

    Bananas (2004)
    Film (short) by Brett Hershey (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A ludicrous bank heist that turns the cops and robbers genre upside down. This comedic short explores the extent to which we've become desensitized to guns & violence in media.

  • Love/Hate

    Love/Hate (2004)
    Film (short) by Gary Abramson (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A quiet library turns to a shouting arena when a manipulative busybody, struggling with repressed hatred for her own boyfriend, decides to help an utterly inept romantic to convince his girlfriend that he loves her. The exchange escalates to a compromising climax just as the girlfriend enters the scene. Written by Anonymous

  • D.E.B.S.

    D.E.B.S. (2004)
    Film by Angela Robinson (Action, Comedy and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Miscellaneous Crew Recruited by the U.S. government for their unique ability to lie, cheat and fight, Amy, Max, Janet and Dominique join an underground academy of secret agents known only as D.E.B.S. These crime fighting hotties set out to save the world and keep their lipstick perfectly applied while doing so. Now the girls must combine their skills for their most important mission- to capture vexing vixen Lucy Diamond, the deadliest criminal the world has ever known. When D.E.B.S. star player, Amy, falls for Lucy, chaos erupts and the D.E.B.S. loyalty is put to the test. Written by D.E.B.S. Official Site

  • Deathdealer: A Documentary

    Deathdealer: A Documentary (2004)
    Film (short) by Andrew T. Watts (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director You hate your job but you've been doing it forever. You want to change but it's not that simple is it? A day in the life of a unique mid-life crisis. Starring seminal cult Punk singer and author Henry Rollins.

  • The Punisher

    The Punisher (2004)
    Film by Jonathan Hensleigh (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Special agent Frank Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong. Written by Mystic80

  • Sunflower

    Sunflower (2004)
    Film by Cathy Ziehl (Drama) Writer A small town boy, (Justin), picked on by locals for being slow, wants nothing more than a simple life and the love of the local beauty, (Rachel). Despite the disapproval of his father figure, (Mr Fisher), and the threats of Rachels current boyfriend, (Bobby), Justin continues his pursuit of her. This obsession changes Justin, and in the end he lets nothing stand in his way to have her. Written by Cathy Ziehl

  • Fast Cars & Babies

    Fast Cars & Babies (2003)
    Film (short) by Brett Hershey Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Actor Jeff and Mary, a young married couple expecting their first child, struggle with the task of finding the right home for Jeff's beloved sports car, "Dixie," amidst a series of wrong buyers.

  • The Bug Man

    The Bug Man (2003)
    Film (short) by Mike Miley (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The Bug Man is about how an exterminator tries to connect with his clients and the consequences of these connections. Felix is a mild-mannered exterminator. At work, he moves from house to house, as invisible to his clients as the insects they pay him to spray. At home, Felix and his wife, Clarisse, dream of having a child to fill the silence of their evenings. Felix's most interesting client is a widowed beauty queen who spends her days alone in her large, dark house. When Felix suggests she go out with another one of his clients, a handsome, recently divorced attorney, he seems to have lifted her spirits. But when the relationship takes an unexpected turn, Felix is faced with a choice that could either ruin his career or make his dreams come true. Written by Anonymous

  • Sunset Park

    Sunset Park (2003)
    Film (short) by Alexandra Kondracke (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • The Smartest Man in the World

    The Smartest Man in the World (2003)
    Film (short) by Ted Campbell (Fantasy) Director, Writer

  • The Kidnapping of Chris Burden

    The Kidnapping of Chris Burden (2001)
    Film by Jason Sklaver Miscellaneous Crew

  • Moolah Beach

    Moolah Beach (2001)
    Television by Nancy Mancini Miscellaneous Crew 12 teens compete in a Survivor like game for a grand prize of $25,000.

  • Food Code

    Food Code (2000)
    Film (short) by David Melito (Comedy) Cinematographer

  • The Breaks

    The Breaks (1999)
    Film by Eric Meza (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: his mom kicks him out of the house, his uncle fires him, the woman he loves dismisses him as childish, the LAPD (wearing Confederate-flag shoulder patches) impounds his car and tosses him in the drunk tank, a mean dude is after him for money, he's imprisoned in a store basement by gay sadists, and he's shot at. Along the way, however, he shows kindness to a near-sighted kid, and those random acts may prove to be his salvation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Starving Artists

    Starving Artists (1997)
    Film by Allan Piper (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Zach starves to produce an apocalyptic musical comedy. Doris and Jay starve to make a neo-noir thriller. Joy starves to write a comic book that the copy-shop won't copy because it's copyrighted to her. The street prophet starves because he has no food; but nobody listens to him because he's predicting the end of the world. Written by Allan Piper <allanpiper@aol.com>

  • All the Rage

    All the Rage (1997)
    Film by Roland Tec (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew ALL THE RAGE takes a satirical and poignant look at one gay man's obsessive pursuit of physical, sexual, and romantic perfection. Christopher Bedford is everyone's fantasy. He's gorgeous, young, clever, rich, and above all, totally buffed and every boy in Boston seems to want him. At thirty-one, he's gliding through life, celebrating himself as the 90's gay playboy ideal, without ever realizing what a mess he's become. Written by Kelly Lawman

Awards

  • Official Selection 2016 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
    (2016)

  • ScreenCraft 2015 Winter Short Film Production Fund Semifinalist
    (2015)

  • Astana International Action Film Festival Semifinalist 2012
    (2012)

  • Script Shark Insider's Screenplay Contest Grand Prize
    (2009)

Education

  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
    (1994-1997)

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