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 has optioned many times and is currently in production in L.A.
Since that first foray into the world of film, I’ve continued to write features, short scripts, treatments, and pitch documents for original film/TV concepts. To date, along with the The Push, I’ve had one feature optioned by an award-winning director and signed a shopping agreement for one feature and one short with a Los Angeles-based award-winning producer. I’m also working with an actor and two talent managers/producer on my fly fishing feature film Mending the Line. The Montana Film Commission paid for a budget to be created and the project is up for a state grant as well.
I optioned the rights to The Bridge at Dong Ha 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 trended on the Black List website for the three months it was hosted on the sit 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.