Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla. M.F.A. Filmmaking.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn. B.A. Journalism.
Digital/Social Media Production Experience:
Catalyst Media, New Haven, Conn. 2012 – present. Co-founder and creative director of startup media production company. Overseeing production of narrative, reality and corporate programming. Managing social media campaigns for startup businesses and events. Consulting on crowdfunding campaigns for startups.
Writer/Director/Producer, Where They Turn: The Connecticut Veteran’s Search for Help. Documentary, CT Mirror, 2014.
Writer/Director/Producer, Protesters, short drama, Catalyst Media, 2014. Official Selection, Woods Hole Film Festival. Writer/Director/Producer, Rising Star, feature comedy/drama, Rising Star Films, 2012.
*Acquired for worldwide distribution by Content Film, 2013. Available for purchase on amazon.com.
Associate Producer/Unit Production Manager, Out of My Hand, feature drama, Television Pictures, 2014. In production.
*2014 IFP Labs Selection
Producer, Selene Hollow, feature-length Web series. Evil Hand Productions, 2014. In production.
Associate Producer, Homeless in a College Town, feature documentary, Counterfeit Cow Productions. In production.
Producer, Local Commercial, short comedy, FITP Productions, 2012. Starring John Ratzenberger.
Writer/Producer/Lead Actor, A-1 Quality Entertainment, short comedy, FITP Productions, 2011.
Writer/Producer/Lead Actor, To Dye For, short comedy, FITP Productions, 2010.
Writer/Producer, Time’s Up, short comedy, FITP Productions, 2009. Starring Amy Seimetz.
Producer, Fog Warning, feature horror, Fog Warning LLC, 2007.
Co-Producer, Being Michael Madsen, feature comedy, Mean Time Productions, 2006.
* Starring Michael Madsen, Virginia Madsen, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah and Lacey Chabert
Co-Producer, Fields of Mudan, short drama, Florida State University, 2004. Qualifier, 2006 Oscar for Best Short Film.
Associate Producer, The Plunge, short comedy, FSU. 2003. Student Academy Award winner, 2004.
Location Assistant, Irreversible, TV pilot for ABC, starring David Schwimmer. Remote Broadcasting, Inc, 2014.
Location Manager (Connecticut unit), Goats, feature comedy, Red Crown Productions, 2012.
Location Manager, The Other Side of the Tracks, feature thriller, Goodnight Film, 2008.
Location Scout, Baldwin Entertainment. Scouted for feature film project “Luna,” 2007.
Film Development Experience:
Practical Pictures and Magnet Management, Beverly Hills, Calif., 2004. Assistant for film production/management companies. Read scripts, wrote coverage, made script runs to talent agencies, production companies, studio executives.
Film Education Experience:
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn. 2005 – 2012. Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, Video and Interactive Media. Former adjunct faculty; taught Screenwriting, Writing and Producing Media, Analysis of the Moving Image, Producing the Narrative Film, Advanced Camera and Lighting. Faculty Chaperone for student trips to 2010 & 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Organized crowdfunding panel for 2012 Media Mashup social media conference.
State of Connecticut Office for Workforce Competitiveness, 2007 – 2012. Creator of Connecticut Film Industry Training Program (FITP). Created curriculum, interfaced with motion picture unions, union professionals, Connecticut Film Office and Connecticut Film Center. Oversaw operations for 2008-2012 FITP programs at Quinnipiac University. Wrote and produced short films made in conjunction with the program. Trained 520 Connecticut residents.
Connecticut Film Festival, Danbury, Conn. 2010 – 2012. Educational Director. Created programming, recruited presenters, managed logistics for seminars, workshops and panels for annual festival.
Freelance Reporter. Writing has appeared in the New York Times, including Amy Brenneman interview. Writing has also appeared in Script Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, Hartford (Conn.) Courant, Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press.
Honoree, 2013 FIM Award for support of the Connecticut film industry, Film Industry Mixer, New London, Conn.
Winner, 2012 Teacher Goody Award for excellence in arts education, Goody Awards, Santa Monica, California.
Honoree, 2010 Indie Spirit Award, Silk City Flick Fest, Hartford, Conn.
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