About Me

 

I'm an advertising producer and director. I have a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in intellectual properties from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

I was born in Detroit, Michigan. As a kid, I loved movies and would go to the theater multiple times a week with my grandma and uncle. At night, we rented movies from Blockbuster and I watched them with no mention of bedtime.

I first began working on projects while in high school, where I ran my own student newspaper and had a case with the ACLU in order to fight for free speech for minors. At the same time, I began studying film, creating short films, and writing for an online magazine that I eventually became executive editor of. I also ran a personal webpage which featured interpretations of themes of different films.

I lived, studied, and worked in Japan for 6 years. During this time, I produced music and video projects for myself and others. Upon returning to the United States to get my law degree, I produced a number of music and video projects in my free time that are featured in the different portfolio sections of this site.

After graduating law school, I decided to pursue production professionally full-time. Since then, I have produced over 200 projects in the USA, Europe, and Japan. These projects include broadcast commercials, events, or business pitches for companies such as Coca Cola, Adidas, Dodge, Chrysler, Maserati, Serta, JBL, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Comcast, and McDonald's. I also helped produce part of the closing ceremony for the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 for Canal+, was a coordinator at the Les Escales Festival in Saint Nazaire, France, and worked with America's Got Talent.

Currently, I'm a producer at VMLY&R, where I produce, direct, edit, and film for America's Navy. I'm often traveling across the US to different Naval bases to capture footage of ships, SEALs, aircraft, and more.

In my free time, I like to write and direct short films and music videos. I consider myself a lifelong student and try to keep my skills diverse by consistently studying. I also try to collaborate with other artists as much as possible, working on short documentaries, and releasing vinyl records.

Clients I have worked with: Navy, FedEx, Adidas, BMW, Coca-Cola, Fairlife, Smithfield, Dodge, FCA, Chrysler, Maserati, Allegheny Health, Cox, Comcast, Food Lion, Serta, ADT, Highmark Health, Forgotten Harvest, BASF

 

Lets get personal - these are some things I like:

Favorite Movies: The Trial (Orson Welles), Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick), Citizen Kane (Orson Welles), The Third Man (Carol Reed), Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman), Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju), Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa), There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson), Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)

Favorite Bands: The Beatles, Radiohead, The Cribs, Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Pixies, Queen, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, The Go, Buzzcocks, Fugees

Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario Bros 3, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Uncharted 2

Favorite TV Shows: Family Ties, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, SNL

Favorite Books: A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess), The Stranger (Albert Camus), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next (Ken Kesey), Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)