Director/Producer – Indie Feature – Awaken – 2020-2021
Award-winning Indie Feature starring Gabrielle Anwar, Henry Ian Cusick, and Dave Baez. This film originally shot in 2004 and called 9/Tenths. A few years ago, I was able to acquire all the rights to the project. During the past year of Covid, working with a small team, I’ve restored the film to my original vision for it. Finally! We’ve made new 4K scans from the 35mm and new music. The film uses 83% different footage than the version created in 2004, the scenes have been put back in their correct order. During the pandemic, we successfully raised more than 106% of our financing goal on Indiegogo, and are looking forward to it being seen by the world in 2021.
Oscar Gold Mentor 2018-2020
I’ve been honored to participate as a mentor in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gold Mentorship program, helping the next generation of filmmakers get started in the industry.
Adjunct Professor – Academy of Art University - 2016-present
Filmmaking and Virtual Reality Production. I teach in-person in San Francisco and online, inspiring students to find their strongest path to success in their chosen major. Over the past two years, I have authored three complete full-semester online classes for the university, on basic filmmaking, graduate screenwriting, and virtual reality production.
DegusArts & Vaudeville Inc. – Founder - 2010-present
A film and new media company. A team of award-winning individuals who are developing a new musical conceived and created for virtual reality along with several other projects.
Director – One Day Musical (Film Adaptation) - 2016
Developed a unique highly cost-effective method for recording a live Broadway musical without the usual invasive complex infrastructure typically needed. Directed, produced, and edited the recording.
Member Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab - Invited 2014
Was honored to be invited to become a member of the prestigious program which nurtures emerging and mid-level theatre directors each summer in New York City at the Lincoln Center campus.
Director – Theater Row – Off-Broadway – 2013
I was hired to direct a one-woman cinema-theatre-dance hybrid show which ran a limited engagement on Theatre Row in NYC - a block from Times Square.
Film Industry Consultant - 2000-present
I have worked as a consultant on small indie projects to high-end services as a legal expert on cases involving complex filmmaking issues where I was required to testify at arbitration hearings. I was the lead consultant on the groundbreaking cloud-based movie scheduling platform Scenechronize, now owned by Entertainment Partners.
Producer – Indie Feature - Graduation - 2006
Produced with Jason Blum and Jane Sindell, which was shot on location in Pittsburgh, starring Chris Marquette, Riley Smith, Chris Lowell, Shannon Lucio.
Executive Producer –Feature – A Man Apart – 2003
F. Gary Gray directed thriller starring Vin Diesel, Lorenz Tate. Released by New Line Cinema.
Producer –70mm Immersion Experience – Funk Blast – 2000
70mm Multi-Room, Multi-screen, Centerpiece attraction at Paul Allen's EMP/Pop Culture Museum in Seattle. Utilizing groundbreaking emerging motion-capture technology, combined with concert footage filmed with nine simultaneous 35mm cameras and 48 track live recording of the artists concerts. Designed to be the legacy performance of their legendary songs.
Producer – Feature – Pleasantville – 1996-1998
Directed by Gary Ross, the triple ACADEMY AWARD nominated Pleasantville I produced alongside Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik. I was instrumental in helping to develop the world’s first digital intermediate, which was used to create the color and black & white imagery essential for telling the story.
Producer – Music Video – Fiona Apple – 1997
Fiona Apple Across the Universe music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Production Executive – Feature – Austin Powers – 1996
Directed by Jay Roach. New Line Cinema
Production Executive – New Line Cinema – 1994-1998
Including, Friday!, BAPS, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Pie In The Sky, Tears of Julien Poe, Dangerous Ground, Total Eclipse, Force On Force, Nature Of The Beast, and others
Production Executive/Associate Producer – Set It Off – 1995
American crime action film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Kate Lanier and Takashi Bufford. The film stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise.
Producer – The Gift - 1994
Directed by Laura Dern (short film)
Producer – Oscar Nominated Short – Partners – 1993
Directed by Peter Weller
Producer – Oscar Nominated Short – Contact - 1992
Starring Brad Pitt, directed by Jonathan Darby
Member Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences – 1996-present
Associate Member Stage Directors & Choreographers’ Society – 2014-present
Associate Member National Alliance for Musical Theatre - 2018
Alumni Commercial Theatre Institute’s Producer’s Intensive – 2013
Twice Nominated for CableACE Award for excellence in American cable television
Golden Satellite Nominee for Pleasantville