I can't remember a time I didn't want to be a filmmaker. I think it was Chariots of Fire that ignited the spark in me way back in 1982.
I attended film school at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I entered school with the dream of being a Hollywood-style filmmaker. Thankfully, I had some worldly professors who opened my eyes to other types of filmmaking, such as ethnographic film and independent work.
Oddly enough, I took a detour into the music industry after college. A bit burned out on filmmaking, I began recording tons of bands and eventually opened a recording studio in Philadelphia. I recorded a ton of indie records and worked with some rather large names in the indie world, such as Songs:Ohia, The Constantines, Jimmy Johnson, Marah, and Slo-Mo.
I returned to filmmaking about four years ago. I am enjoying it more than ever. Digital is the best thing to happen to filmmaking since battery-belts.
My current project is a screenplay that combines fiction and documentary footage. It will tell the story of a number of people who led secret lives.
I also shoot music videos and other smaller projects. Recently, I was fortunate enough to win a video competition sponsored by Nokia. I wrote a script for a commercial that was shot in Australia in December, 2009.
I'm looking forward to finishing my feature and sharing it with this fine community of filmmakers.