I'm a writer/director/cinematographer from the Chicago area. I fell in love with filmmaking in high school, when my now brother-in-law and I tried our hand at making a war movie. We failed miserably, but I was hooked.
Writing and designing visual stories is my passion, rivaled closely by the consumption of all things film. For inspiration, I look to the work of the Archers, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Fincher, Tarkovsky, Kaurismaki, Melville, the Brothers Quay, and many others. I also absolutely love music. My goal is to make audiences feel what I feel when listening to my favorite albums, to compose visual stories the way musicians compose music.
I am married to beautiful (and patient) Alyssa. We have two boys, Edison and Ridley, so our life looks a lot like this: