This reel is a quick introduction to my voice and my directing style. It will give you a taste until you have time to dig in deeper .
"Sorry, Not Sorry" won both the Jury and the Audience Award at the Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival, and it beat out the 2020 Oscar Winner for the Best Short Film Audience Award at the Coronado Island Film Festival. It was a finalist at Cordillera in Reno, That Film Festival in London, and Just For Laughs in Montreal. It lead to my acceptance into the Sony TV Directing Program, and was the inspiration for a gourmet chef's main course of pork and plum blood at the Devour! Wine and Food Festival, which has been served in Nova Scotia and Portugal. The film stars Wallace Langham, Jessica Oyelowo and M. Emmet Walsh.
In "Rock A Bye Baby" a drug deal goes wrong when instead of cocaine, the dealer find out they have a baby and one of them refuses to give it back. To me this film is about flipping the script on male and female representation by showing an unexpected female drug lord and a big tough drug dealer, who wants nothing more in life than to be a dad. It stars Mo McRae, Scott Krinsky, Jessica Oyelowo, and Camilla Brewer. It won Just For Laughs in Montreal, All the Laughs in Atlanta, Sedona International Film Festival, and was a Daily Pick on Film Shortage.
"So There" is a narrative music video that made its way onto the Disney Channel. This video led the band to a 3 video deal with Cambio.com a joint venture between the Jonas Brothers and aol. We shot it at our Alma Matter, Berkeley High School.
Because of our success with "So There," we decided to make it a trilogy about the phases we go through in high school: from being shy, to feeling like we belong to a group of friends in "Tomorrow's Saturday," and then leaving the people we've learned to love when we go to off college in "Good Things."
"How Long You Should Wait to Have Sex" was in development as a webseries at Lisa Kudrow's company. Currently it is serving as a proof of concept for the movie I plan to direct, based on my novel of the same name. (Click here for more information on my Book.)
"Pants on Fire" was the first short film I ever made. It got international distribution, and played on TV and airlines around the world. It also got me my first few jobs writing for television. At the time of making this, only Ronny Cox was famous. Since then, both Jenni Pulos and Cress Williams have become television stars.
This is my reality TV directing reel, which includes several clips from the show "No Grey Skies: the Making of the Next Great Girl Group." We shot on 5 to 7 cameras at a time on 4K, and the show aired on Fashion One TV. Other shows I shot for Fashion One include "Wardrobe Warriors," a competition to make outfits for the Girl Band's video, and "The Campaign: Jall!" which was a competition between filmmaker for a branded bathing suit campaign.
This is the opening credit sequence for for my new TV pilot, "Codependent Socks!" which stars the voices of Wallace Langham, Emma Fassler, Reiko Ayleworth, Zainab Johnson, Jacopo Rampini, Kaitlyn Tanimoto, Lindsey Loon, and a bunch of puppets puppeteered by Michelle Chaho, David Beach, Elza Hofeld, Joe Annabi, Molly Fite, and Marriann Hough.
And just for fun, here's a spec Doritos spot I made. The thing I am proudest of in this spot, was that I made the outfit that is the final punchline myself. I didn't know if I could, but I just figured it out, and did it. And I think it came out perfect.