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 again stood out in my acting, drawing praise from professional theatre directors, performers, and casting directors. Everyone told me I should be in Los Angeles for film and television, so that's where I went.
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, and now living and working between the two. It has never been easy, but by living frugally and saving money from teaching (including teaching filmmaking with the Austin Film Festival) 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 proved to myself that I can tell a story that is both entertaining and emotionally impactful. I'm about to release a series based on that short film.
Success has been elusive, but 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.
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