I grew up in an isolated mountain town, about a hundred miles away from the nearest multiplex or comic book store. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, I've always been fascinated by movies and comics. The films I love to watch, and the films I love to make, are the ones that dive deeply into powerful ideas, and usually push us a little out of our comfort zone.
I'm a screenwriter, director, cinematographer and VFX artist. When I'm not doing these things I'm a family man and comic book nerd, in that order.
Feature credits: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights
University: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Favorite childhood toy: Ghostbusters house
I was born and raised in Hollywood. I grew up on backlots and in control rooms. Seeing how the magic gets made has always been equally fascinating to me as seeing the films themselves.
In my early 20s I worked in every part of the business, so I could better understand how all the departments and specialties came together to make this magic. In my mid 20s I made a feature documentary and learned what it takes to grind out a wonderfully complex project for years. More recently, I’ve overseen a slate of “vision films” -- a genre that is half commercial and half tech-R&D.
When I’m not doing something in film, I’m having cocktails with my fiancé, building furniture for our place, or voyaging off to some distant country.