writer

Give or Take

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trailer

Check out the trailer for Give or Take. I co-wrote and star in this feature film.

logline

When Martin's father dies, he goes home to Cape Cod to prepare the house for sale while sharing it with his dad’s temperamental boyfriend. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads, and negotiate how to remember the man they both loved, and the significance of what he left behind.

awards for Give or Take

Winner – Best Feature Audience Award

Woods Hole Film Festival (MA)

Winner – Best Feature Jury Award

Monmouth Film Festival (Monmouth, NJ)

Winner – Best Ensemble Jury Award

Out on Film (Atlanta, GA)

Winner – Best Screenplay Jury Award

Out on Film (Atlanta, GA)

Winner — Best Feature Jury Award 

Port Townsend Film Festival (Port Townsend, Washington) 

 

Winner — Best Screenplay Jury Award 

Out at the Movies IFF (Winston-Salem, NC)

 

Winner — Best Feature Audience Award 

Out at the Movies IFF (Winston-Salem, NC)

 

Winner — Best Supporting Actor (Norbert Leo Butz) 

Out on Film SD (San Diego, CA) 

ON

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trailer

Check out the trailer for ON. I wrote, directed, and appear in this teaser-pilot. 

logline

In the near future, a weekly meeting of Device Addicts Anonymous (DAA) is the refuge for six strangers consumed by their virtual worlds. But when a new member joins the group, bringing with him something beyond addiction- they all begin to suspect that their connection to the virtual and to each other may be far more than coincidence.

awards for ON

Winner — Best TV Pilot Jury Award

Monmouth Film Festival (Monmouth, NJ)

Winner — Best Episodic Jury Award

Lighthouse International Film Festival (Long Beach Island, NJ)

Nominated — Best TV Pilot

NYC Independent Film Festival (New York City) 

Semi-finalist — Best Episodic

Utah Film Festival