MFA student in Cinema Directing at DePaul University. Author of dozens of stage plays and screenplays. Winner of the Sloan award at the Tribeca Film Festival and multiple playwriting awards.
Nationally produced television, print, and radio advertising for major brands. 20 years experience as a copywriter for advertising, marketing, and corporate communications projects.
Visual Effects Director and Coordinator. Skilled in Nuke X, Shotgun, Frame Forge, basic compositing and VFX supervision.
Non-Fiction writing includes: articles for MovieMaker Magazine; a dialogue writing textbook published by MWP books; Words & Deeds—a blog of miscellaneous news, writing tips, & dramaturgy.
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Great Ensemble. Great Design.

Congratulations and many thanks to Rob Nagle, Joanna Strapp, Lindsey Pearlman, Alex Nee, & Tom Beyer, nominated for Best Ensemble at the DePaul Premiere Film Festival. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, June 7 at the Music Box Theater in Chicago.Signal to Noise was also nominated for Best Production Design-- which proves that amazing things can be accomplished with spray paint, several trips to the hardware store, and the wizardry of Norton Aerospace Props. Full Story...

Signal to Noise in 30 Seconds

It was a 4000 mile round trip journey, but the film SIGNAL TO NOISE is complete. Want a sneak peek? Editor Kathryn Swary put together this trailer. Go ahead. Drink the Kool-Aid. Full Story...

LOCKER ROOM TALK wins comedy prize at Adirondack Film Festival

Big laughs for LOCKER ROOM TALK at the Adirondack Film Festival this past weekend! The film took home 2nd place honors in the category of "Best Comedy Short." There was a theme to the audience's votes-- both our film and the first place winner (the delightful film, THE IMPORTANCE OF SEX EDUCATION, by writer/director L. Elizabeth Powers), found humor in the dilemma of characters who choose to stay silent in the face of awkward or embarrassing topics.It was a treat to spend an autumn weekend in Full Story...

Adirondack Film Festival selects Locker Room Talk

This fall, Locker Room Talk screens at the Adirondack Film Festival, which runs Oct 18-20 in Glens Falls, New York! I'm particularly excited to attend the festival because it is one of the only festivals in the country that partners with a professional theater company. That should bring an exciting mix of perspectives to the experience. As a playwright, talking to theater people always feels like talking to family. I'm looking forward to sharing the film with everyone there. Full Story...

Locker Room Talk to Screen at Middle Coast Film Festival

LOCKER ROOM TALK is coming to the Davis Theater in Chicago! Join me at the Middle Coast Film Festival for a screening of this hilarious short film starring Edgar Miguel Sanchez, Kevin McKillip, & Joe Foust. LOCKER ROOM TALK is one of the comedies selected for the "Funny Ha Ha" shorts block on Saturday, September 22 at 4pm. Get your tickets and enjoy our film along side some other amazing shorts from Chicago filmmakers. Full Story...
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