Last month, I finished principal photography on my upcoming horror short film THREE BATHS. It’s the most ambitious and challenging film I’ve ever done and I can’t wait to put it all together. Many thanks to the very talented cast and crew!
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Nightmares Film Festival 2022 – “Three Baths” Wins Best Short Screenplay
Wow. My short horror script THREE BATHS won Best Short Screenplay at this year’s Nightmares Film Festival! Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
I was ecstatic to return to the festival for the third time with both the script and CAREGIVER because Nightmares is a special event. After many years of making films, it wasn’t until my first time attending in 2018 that I finally experienced community and the sense of belonging to something that felt right. This year was no different and even better in many ways. It was wonderful seeing and catching up with so many talented friends, both old and new.
Festival directors Jason Tostevin and Chris Hamel do a fantastic job of encouraging and facilitating this connection. Thank you to them and the whole Nightmares team for the wonderful experience.
“Caregiver” NYC Premiere at Brooklyn Horror
I had a great time attending the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival for the NYC premiere of CAREGIVER. The audience’s reaction to the film was the best I’ve seen so far! It was also very cool to be in the same Q&A as Brad Dourif. Thank you to Joseph Hernandez, Matt Barone, Justin Timms and the Brooklyn Horror team for having the film and for putting on a great event!
Horrorigins 2022 – “Three Baths” wins Best Horror Short Screenplay
Not only was CAREGIVER an official selection of this year’s Horrorigins Film Festival, my short script THREE BATHS won Best Horror Short Screenplay! Thank you to Horrorigins and festival director Brandon Waites! This is the latest accolade for THREE BATHS, which was a short screenplay finalist at the GenreBlast Film Festival and is currently a finalist at the Nightmares Film Festival. The script is currently scheduled to go into production in early 2023.
GenreBlast 2022 – “CAREGIVER” wins Best Micro Short!
I was very excited to return to the GenreBlast Film Festival last weekend with CAREGIVER where it won Best Micro Short! Thank you to Nathan D. Ludwig, Chad Farmer and Raygan Ketterer for putting on another fantastic festival and for being awesome people. It was great catching up with so many talented filmmaker friends and making new ones!
Panic Fest 2022 – “CAREGIVER” World Premiere
I had the honor of returning to the wonderful Panic Fest in Kansas City, Missouri this past weekend for the world premiere of CAREGIVER! It’s always an inspiring experience meeting other talented filmmakers, watching their great films on the big screen and trading stories/experiences. Thank you to festival co-founders Adam Roberts and Tim Canton for having me back!
“Caregiver” World Premiere
I’m excited to announce that my new horror short CAREGIVER will have its world premiere at Panic Fest in Kansas City, Missouri! I was fortunate enough to attend Panic Fest in 2020 with MOMMA, DON’T GO right before the pandemic hit and I’ve been eager to return to this awesome festival ever since. I’m very much looking forward to CAREGIVER having its first big screen experience at the Screenland Armour Theater. Panic Fest runs April 28th through May 8th. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
“Caregiver” new upcoming horror short
Back in October, I had no intention of making another film for a while as I wanted to focus on writing features. When I started thinking about what to do as the final project for my graduate Cross-Platform Production course, I took the opportunity to scratch the itch and twist my assignment into a new horror short. Fast forward to December, after the shortest pre-production period I’ve ever set for myself, we started production on CAREGIVER. For me, this was not just another shoot, but a new challenge I set for myself as a filmmaker, taking on more hats on top of the million I usually wear. I’m extremely thankful for the awesome CAREGIVER cast and crew that really stepped up to help make this such a great experience. Looking forward to putting the film out there later in 2022.