My career has encompassed every aspect of pre-production, production and post production; as a commercial director, video director, short film director, video producer and as a media and production consultant. I have managed from inception to completion hundreds of videos, DVDs, commercials and political campaign spots for the web. I started my career in advertising in Chicago and moved to commercials in Los Angeles and Toronto. I’m happy to have had the opportunity of working with lots of great people and companies. Companies such as Oprah, Playboy, Biglots and the Obama campaign have all been clients. I now look forward to adding some Kiwi productions to the list
I create, write, and produce productions on a huge range of budgets. I’m an expert at maximizing production dollars and directing talent from actors and celebrities to business, spiritual and political leaders. As director I feel responsible for the drama/story and giving talent strong input so that they can own characters they portray. My experience, deep knowledge, love of photography and film makes me a great collaborator with clients, DOPs, producers and art departments.
Recently we moved from Santa Monica/Venice CA. to the Marlborough region in New Zealand’s South Island. The film business here in New Zealand is thriving, thanks to the generous rebates and stunning, versatile locations. Some of the best crews and talent are here. If beautiful locations, stages and great rebates are of interest, let’s talk about bringing your production here.
I am now focused on narrative projects and have written several feature film scripts, which I will continue to develop. I am also looking to work on feature productions as director, second unit director and or unit stills photographer. I worked on a feature recently that combined the positions of second unit director and unit stills photographer.
I know what it takes to make great stuff. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your production needs.