I’ve won a dozen film festival awards (Audience, Jury, Best Film, Screenwriting); had 50+ festival screenings in cities like Amsterdam, Torino, Mumbai, Milan, Dublin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York; and been named the “Best Filmmaker” in Chicago by the Chicago Reader, as part of its annual “Best of Chicago” issue. (I took 1st place in 2011 and 2nd place in 2012.) My work has been featured in/on Good Morning America, Time Magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, the LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, ABC, NBC, and 200+ other media outlets. Currently, I am in post-production on a feature (Searching for Venice) that shot over the summer/fall of 2012. Commercially, I’ve helmed projects for Subway, Lacuna Artist Lofts, Nutrition Direct, and a dozen other companies.
In addition to producing most of the projects I direct, I’m currently co-producing the new feature (Hogtown) by Dan Nearing, whose last film was on Roger Ebert’s “Best Art Films of the Year” list and is now distributed by Vanguard Cinema. Hogtown is scheduled to be released this fall. I also produced the new film (Mum) by Alex Bohs, whose films have played at festivals around the world and won cinematography, editing, and ‘most original vision’ awards. Mum was just released and will be premiering at festivals soon. I also recently produced a short film (Scotty Work OUT) by Dan Pal, an instructor at DePaul University and Moraine Valley Community College. Scotty is currently on the festival circuit and was recently named ‘Audience Favorite’ at the Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
I was the cinematographer on Scotty Works OUT. I’ve also operated camera on numerous projects ranging from a feature documentary about Roger Ebert to the 2012 live broadcast United States Tennis Association finals. I am also a cinematographer for I Do Films, LLC, one of the leading videography companies for luxury and destination weddings. I’ve also shot commercial projects/provided videography for organizations like The Joffrey Ballet, Lacuna Artist Lofts, Music Industry Workshop, Jos-Cacciatore & Co., The Bakery Skatepark, and a dozen other companies.