Cinephile, writer, bass player, filmmaker, composer, actor, award-winning photographer, avid-reader, hot sauce connoisseur.
Currently recording my first album and enrolled in Film, Drama, and Lit classes in Carmel, Indiana.
Check out my band, DEAD RINGERS, who have won Battle of the Bands, recording deals, opened for regional acts like PictureYes and Standout Story, and performed all over Indiana, from the Deluxe Room of the Murat to the Grand Prix in Goodland.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Ringers/206411542703802
Buy our album here!
Growing up on a steady diet of Mel Brooks and Alfred Hitchcock, my cinematic interests were high my entire life, and peaked in middle school as I discovered Tarantino, Scorsese, Romero, Rodriguez and Kubrick. I haven’t stopped from there on and explored as much of the world of film as I can get my hands on from Abbas Kiarostami to Rivette to Passolini.
I first saw my favorite film of all time, Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, in the summer between third and fourth grade, my best friend’s older sister watched my brother and I that summer and she would ‘sneak’ us R-Rated movies to watch ever few days. Tenenbaums was one of her favorites, and at the time I was going through an Owen Wilson phase, watching and re-watching Zoolander and his “Shanghai” films, so she brought it over one day specifically with me and mind. I honestly don’t remember much from my first screening of it, but I was none the less attracted to it, watching it every time it popped up on TV, and then slowly began to track down more Anderson films (after I realized the difference between a movie like that and Zoolander and that Anderson had to do with that difference).
It was the Royal Tenenbaums that got me into the Criterion Collection (which I am now hopelessly addicted). My only favorite film not in the Collection (counting Laserdisc) is James Merendino’s SLC Punk! starring Matthew Lillard in a surprisingly moving dramatic role.
I love surrealism, I love dry comedy, I love quick-witted thrillers, I love suspense, I love silent thrillers, I love westerns, I love comedies, I love epics, I love vampire movies, and I love anything that Monty Python touches.
Check out my lists (I love listing so there will always be more to come), check out my band (see above), read my reviews, follow me (I will ALWAYS follow you back), even find me on Facebook or My Criterion, I’m almost always around and love striking up conversation with new people about shared loves, from film to music to art to food to politics to the weather to religion to what to name your child.
Also, check out my Youtube channel, my playlist has almost 200 classic and cult films on it that you’re fully able to watch in seconds! There’s always something new to find in there
Here’s my “Good-bye” song
It’s not over…