My passion is to use the medium of movies to bridge the communication gap in our relationships with others and (especially) in our relationship with our individual selves. Movies should inspire, heal, transform, and connect. I aspire to write movies that make people feel something, whether that's a laugh, a cry, or an epiphany.
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(feature | fantasy | sci-fi | drama)
When a jaded housewife suddenly realizes her mysterious house is keeping her and her husband stuck in a repeating scene that resets every time she tries to make a change, she must accept help from a child she's only just met in order to outsmart and escape the house before she and her husband get stuck forever.
The Big Sneeze (script in progress)
(feature | dark comedy | sci-fi)
When a clinically depressed middle school science teacher accidentally discovers that the universe (and life as we know it) is merely the result of a very slow-motion cosmic sneeze and that time is about to speed back up, she vows to live life to its fullest before the meaningless snot of the universe is wiped away.
Sword in the Scone (in production)
(short | animated | silent | kids)
While out to breakfast with her workaholic dad (glued to his cell phone), a playful girl pulls her dad into her imagination where they are pirates on a pirate ship, fighting for the real treasure.
(feature | dark comedy | fantasy)
When a homophobic internet troll suddenly attains empathy, he fights to free himself of old programming and inner demons so he can pursue his dream of fashion design.
North Pole South (script in progress)
(feature | animated | comedy | kids)
When a young hippie elf takes over as head chef at the North Pole and removes sugar and gluten from the menu, Rudolph's red nose goes away (it was a gluten intolerance all along) and Santa becomes obsessed with fitness. The elf must find the tender balance between healthy living and enjoyment, and save Christmas in the process.