After graduating from college in 1999, I set out to make my first narrative film. I failed miserably, but turned my disaster into the short documentary “Failure.” The film was universally rejected by every major festival on the planet, but was acquired by IFC for a three-year television deal. Makes sense, right?
My first feature-length documentary “Golden Days” followed the Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Damnwells as they sign a major record deal only to have their album and career nearly destroyed by the people who signed them. The film premiered at the 2007 Phoenix Film Festival where it won the award for Best Documentary and had its international premiere at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.
In 2013 I was asked to direct the unfinished Albert Maysles documentary about the rock band Fall Out Boy. I turned down the opportunity in favor of directing my second feature-length documentary “A Shot in the Dark.” Last October, the film premiere at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. To date, the film has screened at nearly 20 Top North American Film Festivals and won seven Best Documentary and Audience Awards.
I currently work in New York City as a Director and Movi Operator.