“Lean on Me”
Super Bowl 2023
“Ahead of Ready”
Oscar Night Premiere
Winner Best Short 2018
Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival
Best Original Screenplay 2016
Richmond International Film Festival
“Why I Had To Kill You While You Slept”
Winner Audience Choice Award 2014
Best Short Film
Richmond International Film Festival
“Walt Whitman Never Paid For It”
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I’ve been an editor for many years, collaborating on ads for the Super Bowl and the Oscars, and working on the Webby award-winning documentary Alicia in Africa with Alicia Keys for Keep a Child Alive. Most recently, I also had the pleasure of collaborating on the award-winning documentary, Finding Sandler, "rescuing it from the ashes," as described by the film's creator, David Seth Cohen.
Back in 2001, I was honored to be nominated for an AICE award for NY Dept. of Tourism's New Day, an effort to revitalize the city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and still one of my favorite working experiences. Before that, as Senior Editor on the PBS series NY Expeditions, I experienced long-form for the first time and was thrilled to see the show utilized in educational programs across New York schools, especially since there are so many teachers in my family (my wife being one of them).
I am proud to work with a diverse array of clients like Mercedes, Mount Sinai, BMW, Scotts/Miracle-Gro, United Healthcare, BayCare, Humira, Symbicort, Blistex, Canon, Visa, Advil, and Verizon to name a few.
Any spare time I have is devoted to labors of love, writing, directing and editing short films including Subway (seen on PBS’ Reel 13) and Acoustic Space (which originated on stage and won Best Play in the 2014 Strawberry One-Act Play Festival). The film version won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2016 Richmond International Film Festival and Best Short in the 2018 Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival.
Another short film I directed and edited, Walt Whitman Never Paid For It, won the Audience Choice Award at the 2014 Richmond International Film Festival. This also began life on stage, an original play by Angelo Berkowitz, who happened to grow up two blocks away from me in Bensonhurst.
I am passionate about the arts and love working with actors, which has led to diverse work in theatre:
Raisins Not Virgins, by Sharbari Ahmed, Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Woody Allen's Play it Again, Sam, Neil Simon's Chapter Two, Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe, Same Time, Next Year by Bernard Slade, Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas, and my original one-act plays: Acoustic Space, Another Famous Dead Artist (Semi-Finalist, 2015 New York New Works Festival), Max & Domino (Semi-Finalist, 2016 NYNW Festival), and Visitors (2019 Strawberry One-Act Festival).
Screenplays I've written include Books, Beds and Baths (Finalist, HollyShorts Film Festival's Short Screenplay Competition); Four Glorious Years, a feature script based on the life of Preston Sturges (Finalist 2018 Creative World Awards; Honorable Mention, Williamsburg International Film Festival); Love, Friendship and Synchronicity, Dream Girl (Winner Best Short Screenplay Los Angeles Film Awards) Life Sucks (Winner Best Original Screenplay, Hollywood Blood Horror Festival), and most recently Why I Had To Kill You While You Slept.
Lastly, I recently self-published a novella, "Simple Things," based on my (currently unproduced) web series. It can be found on Amazon Kindle or paperback. A full list of passion projects can be found in the Film & Theatre section.
Whether it's editing, writing or directing, I’ve always considered it a privilege to be able to do what I love and I like to believe this is reflected in all of my work.
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