The Scorsese contact came through my Uncle who used to sell Marty cocaine back in the 70s. No, not true. It was through NYU film school, where I was very fortunate to have received the inaugural Martin Scorsese Young Filmmaker Scholarship.
Upon graduation Scorsese invited me to observe on the set of KUNDUN in Morroco. A short clip from my time on set with can be found here.
The first feature film I wrote and directed SMILING FISH & GOAT ON FIRE won The Discovery Award at The Toronto International Film Festival and was distributed domestically by IDP-Goldywn.
The inspiration for my next narrative feature, BROOKLYN LOBSTER, starring Academy Award nominee Danny Aiello and Emmy Award Winner Jane Curtin, came from my own family's lobster shop in Brooklyn.
The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, was officially presented by Martin Scorsese and domesticlaly distributed by Netflix.
My forte is working with actors, specifically comedic actors. I started in front of the camera, attended PCS in Manhattan. For a quick laugh take a look at two clips from my teen acting years.
Currently, I'm in production on a new web series BROKEN DREAMS BLVD, starring Danny Aiello. To view clips from this project and past work click here.