I decided to pursue filmmaking as a career right after my first video camera was stolen out of my hands. As the thief ran away from me and jumped into a waiting car, I felt like a piece of me had been stolen too. My footage was on that camera, and that was something I couldn't replace.
For a 13-year-old?
This experience was a lesson learned and also a blessing wrapped inside a weird disguise. It enabled me to see that making movies was something that meant a lot to me. It energized me to pursue filmmaking in a more serious way.
I saved money and bought a new camera and a "movie editing for dummies" book. I taught myself Adobe Premiere on a hand me down laptop.
I spent the following decade as an apprentice to a professional film director and his production company. I practiced, studied, grew, and learned. I graduated from high school and traveled around the country. In 2007 I was hired by Apple computers to teach filmmaking, art, and technology to their customers. I spent ten years with Apple and slowly built up my body of work in my free time.
Currently, I'm managing a small media company with my friend and colleague. We call ourselves The Dans. I work part-time as an AV/IT technician for a simulated collegiate hospital, and I still carve out time to practice, study, grow and learn.
Filmmaking is what I do and one of many parts of who I am. I'm eternally grateful for this path and I welcome you to enjoy my work. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit. If you'd like to reach out and talk, please feel free to send me an email.