bio & backstory
I have been involved in the East Coast independent film scene for over 25 years.
I received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in Communication and earned a Certificate in Film, Video, and Broadcasting through New York University’s School of Continuing Education.
I was hired by Kevin Smith’s View Askew Productions on a slate of films (A Better Place, Vulgar, Big Helium Dog), filling various crew positions, which included script supervisor, assistant editor, assistant director, and production manager.
I was the segment writer of the Communications Episode for the Discovery Channel’s Emmy-winning Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye (Tapestry TV).
For several years, I was a partner in Like-Minded Entertainment which produced several award-winning documentaries (The BlueBelles, Snake Hill, What’s So Funny?), short films (First Date After, Thanks, Mom), and a TV pilot (Wit’s End).
I co-founded Exit 131 Films, a film cooperative that took advantage of emerging technologies in the early 2000s to help NJ filmmakers shoot their short films on shoe-string budgets.
I have written dozens of screenplays and teleplays, winning numerous awards and honors.
Trivia: I grew up in Leonardo, NJ, home to the Quick Stop made famous in Kevin Smith's Clerks, and now reside in Highlands, NJ, Smith's hometown.