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Profile
Award winning director, producer and educator - Experienced in Curriculum
development and full scale production. Robust technical and artistic background in
film and video production based on a firm foundation in the theatre.

Education and Training
    • MFA – Filmmaking - National University
    • BFA Theatre – Valdosta State University
    • Filmmaking - University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    • 1st class of The Warehouse Theatre Journeyman Program - Mentors included:
        o Jack Young / Dr. Robert L. Hobbs / Dr. Roy Fluhrer

Courses Taught
    o Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (101)
    o Film Studies (Theory and Criticism)
    o The Creative Camera (Cinematography)
    o Narrative Filmmaking on Location (Advanced Production)
    o Electronic Field Production (News Gathering)
    o Location Sound Production
    o Sound Editing
    o Non Linear Editing
    o Portfolio
    o Theatre and Film History
    o Acting for the Stage
    o Acting on Camera
    o Directing for Film
    o Stage Directing
    o Technical Theatre
    o Lighting for Film

Related Skills
    • Directed and Produced over three dozen narrative and commercial films.
    • Directed multiple productions in regional and New York theatre.
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Working and Teaching Experience

Sky Films - Director - Producer - 1997 - Present
    
    • Producer, Writer, Director and AD for Television and Film production.
    • Producer, Writer, Director - Fiction, non-fiction and Commercial Branding production
      o Clients include - BMW, AT&T, Kennesaw State University, Upstate Ad council,
    DeKalb Health, NRS Media, Children’s Lifeline International and more
    • Experienced in writing narrative and copy for travel and hospitality, medical, media and technology, performing arts, inside sales, best practices and non-profit
    • Skilled at traveling production - both Domestic and International including Haiti and State Department approved access to Cuba
    • Experienced in multi-cam production for performing arts events as well as live sporting events (Boxing and MMA)
    • Adept at working with both skilled actors and on camera personalities with little to no experience
    • Directly responsible for developing and delivering creative and engaging content that exceeds market strategy expectations
        o Example - Medical video series originally geared toward in office informational
    and entertainment purposes was expanded (within original budget) to include
    web and DVD distribution also detailing surgical check in policies
    • Skilled in project analysis and consulting for organizations and crews of 2 to 100 including staff and freelance personnel - topics covered include:
     o Maintaining and procuring equipment based on production needs while planning
        for future platforms
     o Developing budgets and production schedules from conception thru delivery
     o Best Practices for scripting, interviewing and research skills

North Springs Charter School - Artist in Residence / Educator - 2000 - Present
    
    • Founder of the Broadcast and Film Department – Establishing a degree major in the only Dual Magnet program in the state of Georgia
    • Curriculum designer for Magnet Film Major
    • Established the state wide Film Festival - “Show us your Shorts” showcasing outstanding high school filmmakers.
    • Helped grow several award winning filmmakers including International Media Festival winners 
    • Sponsor the student reviewer’s circle with the Tony award winning Alliance Theatre
    
    • Created and Maintained relationships between the film department and; Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful; Keep America Beautiful, Kiwanis Club, Girl Scouts of America, High Museum of Art and others

Art Institute of Atlanta – Adjunct Professor - 2008 – 2012
    
    • Instruct courses in the Digital Filmmaking major as well as Humanities courses
    • Advisement professor to Advanced Portfolio and Pre-Portfolio students
    • Course categories include marketing, narrative film, news and documentary     production

Michael Mann Talent – Junior Agent – Talent Scout - 1998 - 1999
    
    • Clients included Wes Studi, Joan Collins and George Lazenby 
    • Served as key point of contact between actors, casting directors and producers in a busy agency
    • Maintained constant communication and developed relationships with - Paramount,
    Warner Brothers, Sony, and Fox Studios.
    • Implemented an intern program with USC, UCLA and AFI
    • Coordinated interviews and auditions and screenings for new and established     talent
    • Responsible for making key decisions on which clients to bring into the agency.

Upstate Shakespeare Festival – Founding Executive Director - 1995 - 1998

    • Co-Founder of Upstate South Carolina’s first resident Shakespeare company
    • Created free summer Shakespeare festival to rave success (both critical and box     office)
    • Established a successful touring production
    • Implemented an intern program with The Fine Arts Center (Greenville County     Schools) in which students were involved in productions and attended classes taught by professional theatre artists
    • Fostered a relationship with the parks and recreation department resulting in refurbishing facilities and generating more foot traffic through creating a performance venue
    • Worked with others creating a cohesive team that invested in the success of the
    company in cooperation with a 501c3 and the county and city governments.

The Warehouse Theater – Education Director / Producer / Director - 1994 - 1998

    • Established The Warehouse Theatre School and served as a key instructor
    • Established new curriculum and standards evaluation
    • Created new PR strategies that grew the education wing of the organization 5 fold in one year
    • Directed main stage and touring productions
    • Served as Technical Director – Building and designing sets for the main-stage and touring engagements

The Piedmont Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse – Director - 1996 - 1997

    • Organized, directed and taught a group of dynamic teen actors in communicating the problem of child abuse and how to prevent it
    • Performances included street theatre, stage and television
    • Spearheaded a highly successful bumper sticker campaign - “Kids you can’t beat     ‘em”
    • Organized newspaper and TV press conferences

The Fine Arts Center - Educator - Director - 1994 - 1995

    • Taught theatre and filmmaking to Elementary, Middle and High School students for the specialized South Carolina arts program
    • Served as liaison between the Fine Arts Center and other departments in the school system.
•Directed main stage and touring productions

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Films - Directing / Producing

IM-MORTAL - Web Series
Caesar - Feature (Production)
Taste of the Good Life - TV Series Doc
Studio 252 - Web Series / Education
Hey! What’s That Sound? - Documentary Feature
Backstage Pass - Documentary Feature
Best Family - Short Form Sit-Com
Velma’s Diner - Short Form Sit-Com
Hey Mom Do We Have a Safety Kit? - PSA
Do Your Part – Save Water - PSA
Let’s Get Fit - TV Special
Marietta Eye Clinic - Branding Film
Dyna Svelte Coffee - National Commercial
Alta Woods - Branding Film 
The Rough South of Larry Brown - (AD) PBS Feature
Shift - (2ND 2ND) PBS Feature
Rat - Short
Giliad Lung Balm - (AD) Short
Hold Me - NYC Playwrights Festival
Down by the Poker Machine - (AP) Music Video
Bayliner / US Marine Training Series - (AP) Branding Film
The Arrival - (AD) Short
Children’s Lifeline International – Haiti - Non Profit - Long Form
1000 Drums / Havana Drum Festival - Documentary (Production)
Words - Short
BMW Zentrum - Branding Film
Trauma - Live MMA / Boxing TV
Fight Party - Live MMA / Boxing TV
Who We Are MVC - Branding Film
Fragile Band - Music Film / EPK
Chess - Short
Poulan Chainsaw Spot - Commercial (Spec)
One Step Closer - Music Video
Group Life - Short
Mosaic - Music Film / EPK
Poor River - Keep America Beautiful PSA
Rhythm Line - Long Form Commercial
WAVL / AT&T - Branding Film
Brazilian Percussion Training  - Rafa Periero / Sky Films
Hurt - Music Video
Starting Point - Short
Countdown - Non Profit Branding
Earth Products - Commercial series
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Acting Credits (Selections)

Film / TV

Being Mary Jane - Recurring - BET / Salim Akil
Revolution - Guest Star - NBC / Charles Beeson
The Game - Guest Star      BET / Salim Akil
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne - Guest Star (2 episodes) - TBS / Kim Fields
Doomsday Man - Supporting - Symphony Pictures / Bill Greenblatt
Surviving The Bear Market  - Lead - North Point Productions
Shift - Supporting - PBS
Down by the Poker Machine - Lead - Bob Brabham
You Can’t Fly Like an Eagle - Supporting - Johnny Lee
Drive - Lead - Daws Brothers
Lost - Lead - North Point Productions
True Player - Lead - NC School of the Arts
The Charlie Incident - Lead - NCSA
Starbuck - Lead - North Point Productions
Zapped - Lead - North Point Productions
Uberboy - Supporting - NCSA
Dangerous Turns - Lead - NCSA
Christmas with Grace - Lead - North Point Productions
Simply Irresistible - Lead - North Point Productions

Theater (selections) - All Leads

The Complete Works of Wlm Shakespeare abridged   Shakin’ Up Shakespeare
The Pied Piper                                                           Missoula Children’s Theater
Joseph – Dreamcoat                                                   Jekyll Island Musical Theater
Romeo and Juliet (Fight Captain)                                 Capital Theater
Jungal Book                                                                Gunter Theater
How to Succeed in Business                                        Jenny Wiley Theater
Much Ado About Nothing                                          Shakin’ Up Shakespeare
Grease (Dance Captain)                                              Jenny Wiley Theater
Six Degrees of Separation                                          The Warehouse Theater
No No Nannette                                                       Sawyer Theater
Our Country’s Good                                                 The Warehouse Theater
Tartuffe                                                                     Director – Bob Hobbs
Picasso at the Lapine Agile                                          Out of Hand Theater
A Christmas Carol                                                     Director – Roy Fluhrer
Julius Caesar                                                              Director- Bob Hobbs
Tall Betsy and the Cracker Barrel Tales                       Sawyer Theater
Into The Woods                                                        Director- Randy Wheeler
The Little Baby Snoogle Fleeger (World Premier)         Springer Opera House
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