Directing Reel

 
HACKING HIGH SCHOOL

STORY: A comedic anthology about the perils of teenage life, from A's to zits.

DIGITAL SERIES

segment director / co-writer /producer

STARRING: Veronica and Vanessa Merrell, Spencer Watson, Carrie Rad, Griffin Arnlund, Sam Potorff

Produced for AwesomenessTV and distributed on Verizon go90.

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THE ESCORT

SHORT FILM

director

STARRING: Doris Roberts, Nick Echols 

STORY: A lonely and restless widow plays host to a much younger man she met on the internet.

World premiere at LA Shortsfest 2016

WINNER, Best Comedy Short, Breckenridge Film Festival 2017

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LOVE APP-TUALLY

STORY: The developers of a new dating app recruit Jake Michaels, the most hopelessly awkward, out-of-touch geek they can find, to beta-test their platform and star in a reality show about the experience.  While the developers hope for a viral marketing jackpot, Jake is in it strictly for the love.

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DIGITAL PILOT

director

STARRING: Zachary Fineman, Natalie Dreyfuss, Natalie Lander, Marco Naggar, Daniel Fernandez

 
 
THE PICK-UP STICKS

STORY: The R-rated behind-the-scenes shenanigans of a squeaky clean preschool kids' show.  

Pilot produced for New Form Digital.

DIGITAL PILOT

director / producer / editor

STARRING: Brando Eaton, Michelle Glavan, Natalie Lander, Matthew Moy, and Jonathan Silverman

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TEEN SURVIVAL GUIDE

DIGITAL SERIES

co-creator / director / producer

STARRING: The Merrell Twins, Bobby Mares, Griffin Arnlund, Brennen Taylor

STORY: Twin sisters Vanessa and Veronica navigate high school life with the help

of their own witty and sometimes surreal advice guide.  

Produced for AwesomenessTV.

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THE FAKE

STORY: A tight-fisted empty-nester goes to extreme lengths in order to snag the senior discount a few years early.  But how long will his petty little scheme last?

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SHORT FILM*

co-producer/director

STARRING: Warren Sweeney, Joey Luthman, Rob Moore, Natalie Lander

WINNER, Best Comedy Short, Sedona Int'l Film Festival; 

WINNER, Best Short, Interrobang Film Festival (Des Moines Festival of Art);

Naples Film Festival; Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival; Durango Film Festival; Breckenridge Film Festival; San Luis Obispo Int'l Film Festival; La Costa Film Festival.

 
THE JENNIES (VOLUNTEER)

STORY: Jenny and Jennie might not be the brightest gems in the Harry Winston case, but they still do their best to follow their hearts, see the best in others, and make the most of any situation.

Today, they're visiting a food bank.

Meet the Jennies at the link below, and drop a line to check out our treatment for a full-length series.

DIGITAL PILOT

director / co-creator / producer / editor

STARRING: Brittany Ross, Natalie Lander, Angel Parker, Galadriel Stineman, John Charles Meyer

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THE LISTING AGENT

STORY: A down-on-his-luck real estate agent has one last chance to sell a home before losing his own to foreclosure.  But when his listing finally gets an offer, he'll have to obey his out-of-town client's unorthodox demands before closing the deal.

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SHORT FILM*

co-writer/director/producer

STARRING: Joel Murray, Margaret Easley, Norma Micheals

WINNER, Audience Award | Best Narrative Short, Napa Valley Film Festival  WINNER, Jury Prize Hon. Mention | Narrative Short, Napa Valley Film Festival  WINNER, Spirit of Independence Award, Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival 

Distributed by AMC Networks and also available on Amazon Prime.

 
TANDEM

STORY: Jim would do anything to impress the family of his bride-to-be, Kate.  But when his future brother-in-law drags him skydiving as a rite of family initiation, he worries he may not make it to "happily ever after."  

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35MM SHORT FILM*

co-writer/director/producer

STARRING: Craig Zimmerman, Scott Krinsky, Lindsey McKeon, David A. Cooper

WINNER, Best Comedy, Malibu Film Festival; WINNER, Audience Award | Best Short, La Costa Film Festival; NOMINEE, Hollywood Discovery Award, Hollywood Film Festival; Napa Valley Film Festival; San Luis Obispo Int'l Film Festival; Maui Film Festival; Distributed by Canal+, NBC/Universal, and Shorts International

 

* = shared positions with Matthew Helfgott, as part of their Hillman/Helfgott endeavors

 

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