I am a writer/director/actor/musician living in Nashville, TN.
I am currently shooting 3 short films and a feature length comedy I wrote called “About Last Night”.
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Top 20 films (because choosing a top 10 is not enough)
1.) The Holy Mountain
2.) Requiem for a Dream
4.) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
5.) 2001: A Space Odyssey
6.) Le Samouraï
9.) Band of Outsiders
11.) Apocalypse Now
12.) Funny Games
14.) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
16.) Raging Bull
17.) Love in the Afternoon
18.) Pulp Fiction
19.) Easy Rider
20.) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
I watch many different types of films and have love for and appreciate all genres. You cannot put me into a box. I guess my head is
just one big melting pot of film, music, and observations of people and the way the world works. I can enjoy a nice art house picture showing at the Belcourt theatre downtown and then turn around and catch the latest James Bond flick at the big movie theatre. Whether it’s a small-budget intimate picture or a $100 million comic book movie, all I care about is whether the movie is great. I have no problem with “Iron Man” sitting next to my Mario Bava box set on my shelf or checking out some of Stan Brakhage’s short films, then immediately following that up with “Knocked Up” or “Superbad”. I live for great art, period.
I believe music goes hand in hand with film as well. I listen to everything, old and new across all genres. Some favorites include The Beatles, Miles Davis, Wu-Tang Clan, Queens of the Stone Age, MGMT, The Zombies, The Flaming Lips, Nick Drake, Crystal Castles, Kanye West, Justice, Jenny Lewis, Simon & Garfunkle, Iron and Wine, and Animal Collective just to name a few.
And if you’re a die-hard music fanatic (like me), check out my Rate Your Music page to check out everything I’m into:
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Why do I work in film? Because I feel that after you die the only thing left of you that’s tangible will be the art you have created in your life. To me, it’s the only way to have the most presence after you are gone. I want to make the most of it and leave behind as much as I possibly can.