I co-wrote my first screenplay The Push in 2004, and, subsequently, my writing partner actor Bryan Blatstein and I acquired representation. The script was selected to be a part of the Reel Roundtable reading series and was a quarterfinalist in the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition. It just wrapped production in L.A. and should be out in 2020.
After a slight hiatus as I built up the courage and chops to write on my own, I’ve continued to write features, short scripts, treatments, and pitch documents for original film/TV concepts.
Most recently, received a Big Sky Film Grant from the state of Montana for my fly fishing/military PTSD feature film Mending the Line. The Montana Film Office paid for a budget to be created and I’m currently working to secure financing and a partnership with a production company/producer to bring this project to life.
I optioned the rights to The Easter Offensive, which tells the story of Ripley at the Bridge, and Killer Kane, two works about the Vietnam War. I have created a feature script about the former and limited TV series pilot about the latter.
My original pilot The High-Line (download here: The High-Line_FINAL) trended on the Black List website for the three months it was hosted on the site and an LA-based producer is attached to the project. It was also selected to be a part of the ATX Television Festival and The Black List’s Writer Program as mentioned in Variety.
Along with my screenwriting experience, I’ve done development work for Nasser Entertainment and Goldcrest Films, which has included writing coverage on scripts and making suggestions on their viability. I’ve also made recommendations on casting options for various projects and performed research tasks to help facilitate production partnerships and talent/crew attachments.
In terms of physical production, I’ve worked as an assistant on various projects including Discovery Channel’s “Time Warp” TV show and PBS’s world art documentary. Furthermore, I also helped construct and breakdown staging and equipment and worked with props, lighting, and special effects for various theater and live productions.