I'm currently developing my feature debut, 'The American People' as a Directors Lab Fellow with the Sundance Institute.
The film, set in southeast Alabama around September 2001, follows a mother haunted by premonitions of a sudden death in her family. After her visions prove true she's forced to heal herself and preserve her family just as the events of 9/11 occur and dominate the rest of the American people. The film is based on real events.
I grew up in Ozark, Alabama and completed a degree in theater at the University of Alabama. I studied writing and directing at New York University's graduate film program where I was awarded a Dean's Fellowship. As a filmmaker I've worked with Spike Lee, editing several short projects for him including a promo for rapper Jay-Z.
The Sundance Institute awarded me the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship and the Power of Dreams Fellowship in association with Honda Motors. My short films have screened at Palm Springs Short Fest, Chicago International, Method Fest, Ft. Lauderdale, Expresión en Corto, Urbanworld, Martha's Vineyard, IFC/Rooftop and other festivals.
As an actor I studied at the Yale School of Drama and worked in feature films, broadcast television and on Broadway in "Julius Caesar" with Denzel Washington and "Festen" alongside Julianna Margulies. I've also participated in the Berlin Film Festival's Talent Campus as both an actor and director.
I'm currently an adjunct at New York University in the graduate film program, teaching a directing the actor course.
I live in Brooklyn, NYC.