Filmmaker, Musician, Producer
As a creative professional I have found myself filling many shoes; director, producer, editor, videographer, sound department, composer, and drummer. Having yet to try my hand at exotic animal training, I feel my skill list has become competitively expansive. I went to school and have the papers to prove it. Even now they hang where any man hangs important documents, near the downstairs bathroom.
My first real film as a director was a feature-length drama, The Red Effect, which I was only able to make with the inexplicable talent and support of producers Pierre Walters (also the film's star) and Myles Franklin, and everyone else at Blue Artists. The film went to some festivals in 2017 and won a couple awards, which one could argue validates several years of working on a film. After The Red Effect I began working with cinematographer Daniel Wyland, and directed numerous music videos and a horror short, Three (2018), which has also managed some awards at various fests, including Best Overall Short at Nightmares Film Festival 2018. Working with Wyland in the proverbial director's chair (neither of us tend to spend much time sitting down), I produced and edited short films 17 Locust St. (2017) and Lastwinter (2016). I also composed music for feature-length horror film, Don't Open Your Eyes, by director Dmitry Yun, which opened at Cinequest 2018 and was subsequently released through Screen Media.
In 2017 I also started directing, producing and shooting a webisode series, Frederick One Take, in partnership with Mystery Ton Studios and Frederick Playlist, with Daniel Wyland leading the camera department. The monthly series, now on it's second season, gives an in-studio experience with regional musical talent with absolutely no restriction on genre or style. The series is a chance to blend my passions of filmmaking and music while also giving a megaphone to some of the talent secretly dwelling in our corner of the world.
Most recently I directed a section for Black Hills Night Hike, an upcoming feature-length horror "anthology" film with a release date TBD.
I play drums in the progressive band Time Columns as well as keys and vocals for progressive metal band Exist. Besides my primary musical projects I am also a drummer for hire for studio or performance gigs.
Masters in the Arts: American University, 2014
Bachelors in Film Studies: Muhlenberg College, 2010
Bachelors in Media & Communications: Muhlenberg College, 2010