Origin Story Entertainment
New York, NY Member since October 2016
A NY-based independent filmmaker with award-winning work recognized by the Academy Awards®, the Canadian Academy of Film & Television, Sundance, MoMa, IFP, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Berlinale. Recent films include producing credits on The Girl is in Trouble, Executive Produced by Spike Lee (eOne 2015), God of Love (Oscar® Winner Best Live Action Short), and Doubles With Slight Pepper (TIFF Jury Prize and Canadia Screen Award Winner). Additional feature producing credits include Sundance selection Holy Rollers (Deauville and Gotham Awards Winner), Bastards of Young (FilmBuff) & Without Shepherds (Slamdance 2014). He is also executive producer on A Birder’s Guide to Everything (Tribeca Film Festival, ScreenMedia) starring Academy-Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley and Some Velvet Morning (Tribeca Films) directed by Neil LaBute. His production work with leading visual artists include collaborations with Adam Kalkin (Push Button House, 2010), Shadi Sharokhi (Digital Cribs, 2012, Flow Tribeca, 2015) and Holly Zausner (Unsettled Matter, 2015)
As a founder of globally focused production company Origin Story Entertainment,he is the first American invited into the exclusive European training fellowship and network - Atelier du Cinema Europe (ACE) and is a current fellow at the Virtual Reality Lab at the MAGNET Center where he is developing cinematic VR projects. As a writer and producer he is currently represented by Foundry Literary+Media developing, How to Defeat Bad Guys a non-fiction comedy book and television series. At Cornell he is an appointed member of the Cornell Communication Advisory Board and Cornell University Council.
Prior to working in film, he managed the entertainment division with over $2 Million per year in billings at boutique PR and Marketing company. Headed up creative direction and marketing for clients including AriZona Beverages, Hasbro-Star Wars/Transformers, L’Oreal and other consumer products clients.
An MFA-Candidate at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts he is a recent post-doc Fellow of the universities Cinema Research Institute think tank where he is focused on the advancement of storytelling at the cross-section of film and video games narratives. He is a voting member of the Producers Guild of America, National Board of Review, and Canadian Academy; an associate member of the British Academy of Film and Television and on the regional selection committee for the AMPAS Student Academy Awards. He graduated with honors from Cornell University with a dual degree in Communications and Business.