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I was raised by a family of creatives, in the woods of Northern Westchester, NY, and though I was always active in artistic endeavors, I fell in love with making movies while studying Film & TV Production at NYU.

I have directed upwards of 17 short projects (films, music videos, webisodes), about half originals and half for-hire, and nearly all of which have played in film festivals around the world (including Cannes Short Film Corner, Gasparilla International Film Festival, Coney Island Film Festival, Brooklyn Short Film Festival, Chelsea International Film Festival and others) and Miramax has highlighted me, as an "emerging filmmaker to watch," on their blog.

I also love directing theater, and have lead two 1 act plays to first place wins in NYC theater festivals. In addition, I was the Keynote Speaker at the Visions Film Festival & Conference in 2016 (5 years after receiving the top award there for my thesis film, Infallible).

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In 2018 I was a fellow in NYWIFT's "From Script to Preproduction" Lab with my feature film, "Someone to Watch," which I'm now prepping to shoot by the end of 2019!

On the set of "Regulars" - Photo by Vladimir Weinstein
On the set of "Regulars" - Photo by Vladimir Weinstein

Over the past decade I have freelanced as everything from a Production Sound Mixer to a Creative Producer and Assistant Director for both scripted and unscripted content. I love all the different opportunities to collaborate on projects that are foreign to what I usually make! One notable highlight was getting to work with Warner Brothers to adapt and co-produce/direct a Scooby Doo choose-your-own-adventure audio play for the Amazon Alexa platform!

On the set of Pitch Her Production's episodic series, "Run-Ins"
On the set of Pitch Her Production's episodic series, "Run-Ins"

The dream is to keep making movies (and eventually series' and audio content) about flawed characters, that use humor to push boundaries and social consciousness...stories that are entertaining but also stay with you and incite discussion!