I've always loved imaging new ideas, building things and working with my hands. But in my dad's garage we couldn't pull a tool off the shelf without first planning out the steps of the job, thinking through the materials and equipment we would need and ensuring everything necessary to complete the work was assembled.
For my dad, measure twice, cut once was more than just a dictum, it was the planning phase for all the work to be completed that day and a signal that we understood the task and were ready to begin.
Over the years that simple lesson has helped guide me through the development, production and delivery of some incredibly complex projects where I was fortunate to have worked with some amazingly talented people.
I still love exploring new ideas and rolling up my sleeves to see them through. The challenge is transforming ideas into something actionable, relevant and lasting.
In my experience, contemporary challenges are never solved by one individual, but rather by groups of committed people capable of thinking through projects and bringing new insight. That's why I place such a premium on working with colleagues who support one another's efforts to do the best work they can.
When we identify and share a common, compelling purpose; when we look outward and understand the challenges clients face from their perspective; when we devote our full attention to planning and execution, we can create content worthy of conversation.
Over the course of my career I've accumulated a diverse background in storytelling and content development, media strategy, production and project management, having produced music videos, commercials, PSA's, documentaries and narrative motion pictures including Washington Heights, with Bobby Canavale and Judy Reyes; Screen Door Jesus, winner of Best Film at the Hampton's Int'l Film Festival; Calling it Quits, starring Dennis Boutsikaris and Jessica Hecht; and Welcome to Academia, staring James Le Gros, Callie Thorne and Jess Weixler.
In addition to filmmaking, I have produced television programming for the A&E Network; designed award-winning interactive applications for Internet pioneer Prodigy Services Company; and managed large-scale events for Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, McDonalds and The IOC. In Spring of 2014 I managed Analogia, a one-of-a-kind public art project in NYC's Bryant Park for the artist Benjamin Tritt that the NY Times described as, "...towering pillars... soaring 60 feet in the air and displaying paintings of goddesses, pharaohs, eagles, sphinxes and the Hindu god Ganesh."
I'm passionate about and experienced in creating content that has meaning and relevance to audiences. When not crafting budgets, leading production teams or developing new projects you can find me touring Manhattan on my bike or whipping up a mean bowl of guacamole.
100% record of on-budget delivery — designing, producing and managing film and digital productions on budgets up to $7M
Partnered with ARRI Cinema Cameras, Panavision and Goldcrest Post to develop and refine digital acquisition and post workflow processes for the CineAlta and D-20 digital camera systems
1000's of hours of experience developing, producing, marketing and distributing original programming
Designed digital marketing and distribution strategies opening direct channels to millions of customers in 50+ international markets
Led development of the first consumer-focused online banking and brokerage services in history overseeing multi-million dollar budget, scoping, requirements, risk analysis, timeline and complete project plan.
Digital pioneer. Produced dozens of digital productions including one of the first motion pictures shot 100% digitally
Received national recognition as winner of the top three prizes (Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay) at the Hamptons International Film festival
Wrote, produced and edited media projects raising more than $1 million for local and national non-profit organizations
Conceived and developed software applications generating $10M in direct revenues and 18+ million page views
Organized and led community initiatives improving the safety and living conditions for more than 300 residents in a local homeless shelter; gathering input from residents on $2.2M park redesign; planting and refurbishing dozens of tree beds along 45th street.