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I am a filmmaker and writer-director of character driven comedies. I had the honor of being selected for the Cannes film festival in 2011, and similarly being one of a small group of filmmakers chosen from over 5,000 submissions for the Slamdance film festival that same year. My films have also screened on public television, including KVCR TV, the PBS affiliate of the Inland Empire, and at other international film festivals including Reykjavik International, Athens Georgia, Rome Independent, Toronto World Shorts, and elsewhere.

I have been Instructor of Record for several classes at the University of Iowa, including classes on animation and fiction filmmaking. I received a grant from the Iowa Arts Council and successfully raised more than $26,000 on Kickstarter. For three years, I was the Executive Director of a non-profit cinema.

I am best known for the short comedy The Agony and Sweat of the Human Spirit. I live in Santa Clarita, CA.