I have always admired the artist, but for a long time I thought that life was impossible for me.
I grew up in the working class on the gulf coast of Texas. I got a scholarship that allowed me to go to college in NYC where I studied philosophy. At the same time, I took acting classes in Manhattan. I distinguished myself in both academics and performance. I went on to act in regional theatre and at smaller houses in the city. I went to Los Angeles to see about acting in film and television.
In Los Angeles, I stood out at top acting studios but struggled to get any substantial auditions. I had a few meetings with some high-level agents and managers who said they liked me, But. But I wasn't ready. But I didn't have primetime network credits. But I looked like someone else on their roster.
I was fed up with waiting to work on something of substance, so I decided to make it happen for myself. I began writing, directing, and producing my own work - first in Los Angeles, then in Austin. It has never been easy, but by living frugally and saving money from teaching and freelance video editing, I have successfully produced a body of work. I've learned how to be a filmmaker. I did it the long, hard way, but I learned how to tell a story through actual practice, and the movies always sprang out of a deeply personal journey.
After releasing a twenty minute movie that captured a significant audience online, called Thanatos, I made a series with the same title. Thanatos, the series, premiered at the Austin Film Festival where it also won the Jury Award. See the trailer below.
I have found the confidence to call myself an artist. You can decide if I'm any good or not. Here I am. Check out my previous work and please stay tuned.
If you'd like to message me, my contact form is at the bottom of this page. I'd love to hear from you.