Director / Producer
I studied Graphic Design and Film Production at Seton Hall University. When I graduated in 1999, I took a job in advertising as a Graphic Designer. Shortly thereafter, I moved into Video Editing and continued to work as an editor for the next eight years.
In 2003, I directed a short documentary entitled FAILURE, which chronicled a post-collegiate attempt at making an indie film. That film was universally rejected by every major film festival on the planet, but somehow received a four-star review from FilmThreat and was later acquired by IFC (Independent Film Channel).
In 2005, I set out to make my first feature-length documentary entitled GOLDEN DAYS. The film follows the Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Damnwells who signed a major record deal only to have their album and career nearly destroyed by the people who signed them. The film premiered at the 2007 Phoenix Film Festival where it won the award for Best Documentary. The film went on to screen at top North American and International Film Festivals, received multiple four-star reviews, and was released through Amazon, IndiePix, and Netflix.
In 2011, I developed my first reality show THE NEW INDEPENDENTS. The show was selected as a finalist at the 2011 New York Television Festival. I signed with UTA shortly after that and developed half a dozen shows. After learning reality television execs were not interested in reality, I went back to the only thing I knew to be real, documentary films.
I was asked to direct the unfinished Albert Maysles documentary about the rock band Fall Out Boy. I turned down the opportunity to direct my second feature-length documentary, A SHOT IN THE DARK (2017).
I currently work in New York City as a Director/DP and Movi Operator.