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 Absolute Killers is a low budget feature thriller that I directed, produced and co-wrote that starred Edward Furlong (Terminator 2, The Green Hornet, CSI: NY), Ed Asner (Up, Lou Grant) and Meat Loaf Aday (Fight Club, Rocky Horror Picture Show). It premiered on October 1, 2011 as a spotlighted film at the 2011 Modern…(Read More)

  Million Dollar Cup of Tea is the true life story of the mother-daughter kitchen table start-up that grew into a $75 million dollar business by introducing chai tea to America. The Oregon Chai C0-Founder Tedde McMillen (the “Mom”) was so happy with our collaboration that she very generously thanked me, the…(Read More)

JOHNNY CALDWELL is as unlikely a made man as the Charlotte underworld has ever seen. But after his father died heroically saving the life of the REID crime family patriarch, MAXWELL, he inherited the unwelcome legacy of growing up inescapably entrenched as untouchable mobster gold. His strong ethics and aversion to violence a lifelong teasing…(Read More)

Meat Loaf and I… Okay, first of all…how cool is it that I can even start a sentence that way!? Meat (that’s what he’s been called since he was a baby) says he’ll answer to any form of meat. “Pork Chop” was my favorite term of endearment while we shot on…(Read More)

Yes, I know, my blog hasn’t caught up with all my travels! Yes, I know, I need to update ya’ll on the film status! Yes, I have a TON of photos and video and all sorts of updates to post! I will as soon as my feet touch ground! Little by little, I…(Read More)

While it’s admittedly a little intimidating and overwhelming to be shooting in less than a week (especially for our amazing Art Department, I’d imagine!), it’s mostly a relief to me because I’ve been chompin’ at the bit for two years now to get these characters (their worlds, situations and themes) up…(Read More)

Still super exciting. As a long time screenwriting instructor/story analyst but first-time feature director, what has struck me as fascinating about this audition process is really how much it overlaps with screenwriting: two different interim crafts stepping towards the ultimate art of film. The first impressions of an actor auditioning (whether walking in…(Read More)

Some of my screenwriting friends from Storyboard (a great story analysis group that meets every month at 20th Century Fox) came over to break down and brainstorm constructive changes to the latest draft of Absolute Killers (aka Witness Insecurity, aka Snitch). In the midst of an incredible rain storm, we enjoyed a roarin’ fire, wonderful…(Read More)