I wrote a Musical Film for NYFA and now there's a trailer!

I wrote a musical, with Music and lyrics by Daniel Lincoln, for The Musical Theater Conservatory at New York Film Academy, and Directed by T.J. Mannix .

Plus One is a short musical film about three generations of women, two unexpected pregnancies and one time-travelling secretary. 

Featuring the graduating class of 2017: Annabelle Szepietowski, Makayla Benedict, Rachael Nazzaro, Paulina de la Parra, Andrea Kummer, Chase Slovak, Daniel Carrasquillo, Thomas Taylor & Jennifer Perry from Kinky Boots on Broadway. 

Check out the trailer now and find it on Facebook.

Two spooky plays for FRIGHT NIGHT

This Halloween, I'm going to be directing two short staged readings from two of wonderful playwrights (and friends) for Fundamental Theater Project's Plays, Pints & Party: FRIGHT NIGHT.

Come by Nat Cassidy
A mysterious video makes the rounds at Paradise Valley High, as students try to discern whether it's an urban legend... or a terrifying reality. 

The Clockwork King by Ben Holbrook
Prince Phillip of Spain has died and famed clockmaker Turiano has a gift for the crown.  Is it God’s work, a modern marvel, or something else entirely?

Wednesday, October 25th
7:30pm - 11:30pm 

Free Drink on entry.

For more information check out the Facebook.

Reviews of Dickless at The Edinburgh Fringe

"Dickless proves entertaining, engaging and utterly engrossing.”
"Like a one-person action movie with a generous serving of jet black comedy to whet the appetite.”
"The Edinburgh Fringe is packed full of one-person performances, but this is among the more convincing I’ve seen, effortlessly blending humour, emotion and storytelling to give a rounded and believable performance.” - The 730 Review, 4/5 Stars
"proving that an audience can be fully immersed in a multi character story with nothing but one woman and a chair on stage."  - Edinburgh Festival Magazine, 4/5 Stars
"a decidedly Tarantino-esque farce"  - Fringe Guru, 4/5 Stars

Ophelia is selected for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Film Festival

Absolutely thrilled to announce that Ophelia has been selected by the Shakespeare BirthPlace Trust's Film Festival: Shakespeare Shorts: Crossing Borders. 

The winning films will be viewed by Kenneth Branagh, who will give feedback! 

I wrote my dissertation on the practicality of adapting Shakespeare's work to 21st century cinema by comparing Kenneth Branagh and Lawrence Olivier's Hamlet film adaptions. So to have my small thumbprint viewed by one of these Shakespearian titans would be amazing. 

Outdoor screening of the winning entries in our short film competition Filming Shakespeare: Crossing Borders. The evening will be hosted by Russel Jackson Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Birmingham and film and textual advisor to our patron Kenneth Branagh on all of his Shakespeare films.  Join us as we share a variety of new films and animations inspired by Shakespeare and addressing the theme of crossing borders. Come along and see what Shakespeare’s works have inspired in today’s film makers.

You can find more information on the screening and tickets here. 

Ophelia selected for The Toronto Film Week

Ophelia's Canadian premiere will be at The Toronto Film Week; an annual event showcasing independent films with an edge.

TFW focuses on the unconventional, the unusual, the underground, the intuitive, the innovative, the minimalistic and the true artists of our time; A true art house festival in every sense, aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent. 

Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM. 

More information can be found here. 







Sam Underwood was awarded Best Actor at The 8th SOHO International Film Festival this weekend, for his role of Hamlet in OpheliaOphelia was also nominated for Best Showcase Short Film.

We had such a great time at the SOHO Film Festival and watched some great films from some and talented emerging filmmakers. This being our premiere we're very excited to see where else Ophelia will take us.;


Ophelia continues its festival run this month with two screenings. 

The Broadway International Film Festival (in association with New York Film Week and Manhattan Independent Film Festival)

JULY 8th 2017, 4:00 PM 


Please check www.broadwayfilmfestival.com for more details.

2017 Hamilton International Film Festival

July 25th Tuesday 7:00 PM

Colgate Inn: Rathskeller

Check it out here



36th Annual BLOOMSDAY promo for SYMPHONY SPACE

Was commissioned by director Lisa Flanagan at Symphony Space to create a promo film for their for their annual Bloomsday celebration. More information is available here

For over a decade, Joyce's great work was famously banned throughout the United States. Features authors, actors and devoted Joyceans performing readings from the offensive, subversive, obscene, political, sexual and heretical elements of Ulysses. 

Memorial films for Sir Peter Shaffer.

Last week Fundamental Theater Project hosted a Broadway memorial to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer, much-beloved English playwright and OSCAR winning screenwriter known for such iconic works as EquusAmadeus, and Lettice and Lovage

My production company Initiative | 26  handled all the projections for the production as well as two films; a Tribute Film and a Dance Film inspired by the Massacre of the Incas from Shaffer's The Royal Hunt for the Sun. The film was shot during a blizzard in Brooklyn, NYC and featured 50+ young performers. 

For the Tribute Film, I got to travel from London to LA and back to NYC gathering tributes and personal stories from Sir Peter's close friends and collaborators including Sir Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, F. Murray Abraham, Simon Callow, Sir David Suchet, Sir Derek Jacobi and Daniel Radcliffe.

The memorial took place at the at the American Airlines Theater.