Since I was a child growing up in Atlanta Georgia in a single parent home, I had one dream, making movies and performing in them. As an Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, and Photographer, I have worn multiple hats, enjoying each one differently.
After earning my BFA in Acting and Directing from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, I moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to obtain a MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts. Being an actor living in Los Angeles can be very stressful at times. I have not landed that ONE role that will propel my career so I’ve decided to do my own thing: Acting, Writing, Producing, Directing projects and creating work for others is my mission.
The Donut Shop
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Donut shop is about an aspiring chef and father of two twin boys, Roy Clavens, who is down on his luck, takes a job at Munny's Donuts. After seeing the unhealthy practices of making a donut, he begins to concoct a recipe to make an organic donut that tastes just like the real thing. Along the way, Roy faces challenges from his gambling boss, Benni Munny, who has financial problems of his own, and Roy must learn how to recognize and deal with his crazy customers. There's Jay Dubb, a meth-head who always wants free food; Dirty Eddy, a Socrates quoting homeless man; Baggs, Roy's shady best friend who has another idea for an "organic" donut, and slutty Shantel who wants more from Roy than just his donuts.
Cynthia Watros Gets Lost
Television (Comedy) Actor Actress Cynthia Watros, best known for her role as Libby in the TV hit "Lost," struggles to find work as an aging actress. Desperate to stay in the game, she throws herself into anything she thinks might help her get back to Stardom. How will it turn out for her? Watch and see in this series where writer/director Ben Fritz co-stars in every episode as a different character. Written by Ben Fritz (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPuyzzCgJHnABRVLHhX7Sh_4zb7efZZMS)
Television (Comedy) Actor Frank & Johnny are roommates. Both are over 40, been living together for nearly 20 years. They have menial jobs, make just enough money to keep a roof over their heads, and have no real aspirations. When they find themselves out of jobs and soon to be out on the streets, Frank comes across an employment ad on the Internet. No details are given, but the hiring process is "a piece of cake." The boys quickly find themselves working as customer service reps for a local department store, "Smoking Hot Deals." Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Actor Never forget? Terrorism hasn't, and neither will the NTSF:SD:SUV. In a world where threatening danger looms large and Homeland Security won't secure itself, San Diego's citizens can't afford not to trust in the NTSF.
This Is a Business
Film (Comedy) Actor A shipping clerk named Turtletaub starts his own business knowing only that he intends either to create a product or to provide a service, and whichever one it is, he pledges, it will be good... for everyone. Turtletaub hires an awkward, kind day laborer (Ernesto) as his assistant and a confident yet conflicted salesman (Baltimore) as his sales force. Now all that Turtletaub needs is to figure out what it is that his business will do. But there is constant noise streaming through the vent in the ceiling of Turtletaub's unit, and the landlord keeps giving Turtletaub the run around, and his salesman has somehow started bringing in investment money even though they do not know what it is that their business does, and Turtletaub is not sure what it is, exactly, that he owes these investors. As the pressure builds and things start to move, Turtletaub seems farther and farther away from having his idea. Until one night, it hits... and it's great... Written by Tom Stern & Daniel L Stern
Film (Drama) Actor A troubled Iraqi soldier comes home only to find he must hide out in the small town of Salt Creek, while staying with a family with troubles of their own.
The Projects Lumiere
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"Best Comedy" San Diego Black Film Festival
"Peoples Choice" San Francisco Black Film Festival
California Institute of the Arts