Creative leadership, development, and production of premium content.
Welcome to the obligatory and self–indulgent About Page of my online portfolio!
Hopefully you’ve had a look through the projects I included on this site, and hopefully you’ve enjoyed watching. If you’ve made it this far, well, you must really want to know about me. It’s always a good idea to make sure that someone you’re thinking of working with is an OK person, so I applaud you there.
I’m an Executive Producer, Creative Director, and Brand Strategist and Storyteller with experience in developing and directing the execution of engaging top quality content for millennial audiences and Fortune 500 brands. I’ve done a whole lot of this type of work, but I’ve done a lot of other projects as well. Most of them have been good… except that one where I took on the on–camera role of host in a show pilot where we traveled to the Olean Missouri Turkey Testicle Eating Festival (of course it’s real, do you believe I would make that up?) In truth, that would have been a GREAT show, but sadly it never really took off.
I’ve produced features, documentaries, music videos, viral content, promos, and photoshoots. I’ve directed bite–size docustories for small companies and some of today’s biggest sports, entertainment, beauty, automotive, and insurance brands. More recently, I’ve helped brands strategize and create robust content campaigns that help them connect with their audience in today’s especially purpose–driven landscape. I definitely have a soft spot for telling stories for charities and children’s arts education.
In a nutshell:
I work with teams of talented creatives to solve problems and help today’s top brands make meaningful and lasting connections with their audiences. I craft authentic stories. I find the meaning, the reason, and the heart - and ensure that the heart is translated to the audience in a way that feels powerful and hits home. I work to bring top quality content to life in a unique and authentic voice, including pitching, campaign development, copywriting, creating scripts and treatments, on-set production, and post production. At the highest level, I help guide partners and clients through all types of projects, from both a creative and a logistical standpoint. I ensure that, overall, things are engaging and entertaining, done well, and on time.
Personality-wise, I’m pretty OK. People seem to like me. Once we’re all comfortable, I believe they think I’m funny. I do tend to swear a lot, but only because those words happen to be the best for emphasis. That, and the fact that I am originally from Massachusetts.
Now for a fun one:
“What’s your favorite movie?” This is a popular question.
Mine is Young Einstein, an obscure (at least in the US) Australian film from 1989 that tells the fictional story of Albert Einstein inventing a formula to put bubbles into beer – and sort of inadvertently discovering the theory of relativity, and saving the world with his newest invention, rock-n-roll. I saw it when I was very young, and as a result, believed it to be (for at least a few years) a true story. But more importantly this film gave me my unique sense of humor, a belief that for love you should be willing to cross continents by any ramshackle method necessary, and a forever belief that the reverby vibe of 80’s music is where it’s at. I should also mention that although the movie may be obscure in the US, it was not in the rest of the world. A guy named Yahoo Serious (seriously) sold his old car and borrowed camera equipment from friends to get started, then wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the film. He ended up with a cultural phenomenon on his hands, for which he was on the cover of Time Magazine.
He said “If you really really really want to make a movie, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”