I am a writer/director from Reno, NV. My passion is telling tales of life, love, music, heartbreak and inspiration.
I have been working in the gambling industry as a video producer for more than a decade, where I write and record VO and video sessions with celebrity talent, as well as procuring in game video content.
In 2015 I won the Jameson First Shot competition and was fortunate enough to make my short film "The Library Book", with Adrien Brody. You can see it here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPtBcSedYv0
I'm looking to make the jump from narrative short films into full length features. I've recently completed writing my fifth full length script and am well under way to writing a sixth.
I am someone who wears his heart on his sleeve. There is power in vulnerability. In this age of absurdity in which we live, revealing one’s true self honestly is an act of courage.
Unique traits: Music lover, Motorcycle enthusiast.
An American Demon Budget: $10M - $30M | Music ⋄ Drama Jack Grisham, legendary founder of the punk band TSOL and self-proclaimed demon, emerges from an abusive childhood, plows through a reckless adolescence, and leads a punk rock army to violent glory, before eventually falling from grace and seeking spiritual redemption.
The Fitzgerald Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A failing country musician finds his band, his long term-relationships, and even his talents crumbling around him. After his father’s death he checks himself into a Reno hotel to see if he can write his way out of another black hole.
Preacher Man Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy ⋄ Drama A city dwelling Mexican dreamer fleeing corrupt cops winds up in the Nevada desert mistaken for the new pastor of a small town. He races to escape before his identity is revealed only to wind up falling in love with an attractive single mother who just happens to be the town doctor and the sheriff’s daughter.
If You Don't Want Me Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A late blooming rock-n-roll musician and his loving, but unstable wife struggle to maintain their fifteen year marriage despite the painful, destructive influence of a manipulating narcissist.
Half Dead Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror ⋄ Fantasy A medical experiment gone wrong infects an entire population of little people affected by dwarfism effectively turning them into zombies, save for one who when separated from his beloved fiancé fights through all manner of chaos, mayhem, injustice, and prejudice to reunite with her and save the world along the way.
I Won't Drown
Film Miscellaneous Crew
The Black Dahlias
Film (short) by Travis Calvert (Drama, Romance and Music) Director, Writer, Actor, Editor, Producer Amidst a chaotic scene of punk rock and partying, love blooms between a young couple looking for escape.
The Library Book
Film (short) by Trigger Street Productions (Drama) Writer/Director
2015 US winner of the Jameson First Shot competition.
Minnesota State University Mankato