screenwriter, instructor in film history and screenwriting, film reviewer, producer's rep.
Philly born, bred and settled for the vast bulk of my life except for a few periods living in Maine.
I am a life-long film geek and since college have really thrown myself into the study and appreciation of independent filmmaking. Just out of college I had the wonderful experience of busting my butt for 4 months on the crew of a low-budget indie film, working for little or no money, wrapping on a Saturday and then going straight to work on a big budget studio feature two days later, earning buckets of money but not feeling any of the joy or team spirit that I felt while working on the smaller film. The really telling moment came when I had to pick up a $3500.00 mahogany bannister for a set, a piece of wood that was only in the film for 10 seconds but cost more than my current feature is budgeted at. What a waste.
Since May 2006, I have been hired to write ten feature film screenplays, one of which was produced in January 2007 in NYC. After many false starts, I am finally getting my own feature "Aftermath" into production, tentatively in September 2007 but I am have handed over the producing and directing jobs to others and I will be perfectly happy to have been the screenwriter on this one.
I teach screenwriting and film history at Drexel University and The University Of The Arts in Philadelphia.
Besides indietalk.com, I write reviews for Home Media Entertainment magazine. I have previously written for tlavideo.com and microcinemascene.com among others.
Aftermath --- feature shooting in Philadelphia September 2007, producer/screenplay by.
What Matters Most --- feature shot in NYC, January, 2007, screenplay by.
Screenplays written by me that are currently in development by the producers who hired me: "Serenity Springs", "Strange Days", "The Patient", "A House In The Hills", "Tattoo Man."
"The True Meaning Of Cool" (20mins), 1995
"Jumpcuts: An Art Film" (2mins) 1996
American Film Institute's "Visions Of Us" Competition, special notice, 1995
"Touch Of Evil", "Jaws", "After Hours", "To Kill A Mockingbird" and many, many, many more.
Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and others