Since earning my MFA in 2004, I have been heavily involved in film education. I was an Adjunct Professor of Film at Quinnipiac University from 2005-2011, and I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, Video and Interactive Media from 2011-2012.
I was the creator of the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program (FITP), a nationally-recognized workforce development initiative for the film and television industry. In this program, IATSE and DGA professionals worked as instructors to teach Connecticut residents how to work in below-the-line crew positions. At the end of each year’s month-long program, the trainees worked as crew in the production of a short film. The program ran from 2008 to 2012, and in that time we trained 520 Connecticut residents. You can see class descriptions, testimonials, and work created through the program at:
I also teach seminars on independent film and crowdfunding. I have lectured at the Los Angeles Screenwriting Expo, and on Stage32.com, where I taught the webinar “Place-Based Filmmaking: Use Your Local Resources to Make Your Indie Film.” You can purchase this webinar at: