From the shambles of Katrina comes a New Orleans refugee so over the top you’ll never forget my style, wicked czarism, or the way I sling that poem verbiage. You may find me taking a nomadic, reckless, and poorly planned trip to Sundance to babysit the snow in utter hurricane e-vac with @Pistol Neil, sleeping in Golden Gate Park, or digging through your ditty bag looking for mosquito repellent.
Following the big K, I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where I was a telly award winning director / producer. I returned to New Orleans to found the New Orleans Filmmakers meetup group and bring together local filmmakers, many films are now being made by collaborative members who found each other.
I founded Shutter, a fledgling publication devoted to highlight local filmmakers. I volunteered for many non-profit organizations such as The Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, The Village 9th Ward Community Center, The Charitable Film Network, NOLA Yurp, NOVAC, and I am a founding member of the Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans (www.seno-nola.org).
I have worked in a variety of positions for such production companies as Indigent, Fallen Films, Mpower Pictures, Big Sky Motion Pictures, Lifetime, BBC, Fox, River Sig, Off-Hollywood, and New Orleans Video Access Center. I produced the 48 Hour Film Competition in New Orleans in 2008. Currently, I am the Producer on “The Price of Flowers”, and an Associate Producer on “Terrebonne”, both films will be making their debut at the 2010 Columbia Film Festival.
It is my destiny to make films about the lost and bewildered Atlantis which some have called easy, but these days, is anything but. Making art is the representation of all that one must release, in order to live. I don’t do this because I want to, I do this because it’s the only thing I can do. I was in the wrong place, but it was at the right time. I was in the right place, but it was at the wrong time.