Denver School Of The Arts: Acting
Academy of Art San Francisco: BA in Motion Picture/Television Directing
WHY YOU LOVE FILM
It is the most expressive art form that ties to the human experience. The collaborative quality also makes it irresistible, creating a forum for creative minds to input and form ideas, inventions, and ultimately a better picture than what was started out. Film has always been a safe haven and sanctuary for my creative development and freedom.
WHAT FILMS INSPIRE YOU
Animalympics, The Dark Knight, Metropolis, Barbaralla, The Shining, Lancelot Link, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original), Superman, Free To Be You and Me, Sunset Blvd, Mad Max, Heat, Poltergeist, Big Trouble In Little China, Labyrinth, James Bond, North By Northwest, Kill Bill V1, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, The Lost Boys, Inception, Freaks, To Live and Die in LA, Drive
WHO INFLUENCES YOU
Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Nicolas Winding Refn, Michael Mann, Jim Henson, Terry Gilliam, Milos Foreman, Christopher Guest, Mike Nichols, Roger Corman, Tim Burton, Jan Svankmeyer, Robert Rodriquez, Sydney Lumet, David Fincher, Cameron Crowe, Baz Luhrman, Peter Jackson, Walt Disney
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT
The Starz premiere of our first short, "Teresa" with a packed house with family, friends, and co-workers. To see our project with a full audience on the big screen for the first time was incredible. Watching the audiences various emotions flow around the theatre and having a standing ovation at the end was one of the biggest thrills of my life.
IF YOU WERE A SPECIFIC CHARACTER IN A BOOK OR FILM WHO WOULD YOU BE
Ben Hawkins, Iceman, and Johnny Depp playing Johnny Castle.