After the success of the film I directed for Asbury University as a part of a production class for their students, I was asked to come on as a professor for an online course: Directing Narrative Film.
It has been such a privilege to discuss the filmmaking process with eager minds and watch them explore what directing is on a deeper level.
Nikki Lee (also a writer/director) and I are hosting a podcast!
The New Deal is designed to capture the filmmaking experiences of FSU alumni. Each episode features an interview with graduates of the film production program at Florida State, delving into their stories and insights from working in the industry. This podcast is made for anyone who is interested in learning more about the behind-the-scenes of filmmaking.
You can find it here.
Thank you so much to The Telly Awards for recognizing "The Stranger" with a bronze Telly for my directing. It's both rewarding for the hard work completed and inspiring to create more.
This month I'm based out of NYC where I'm editing the Asbury feature as well as working on the writing and development of another feature. In addition, a friend and I are working to get podcast off the ground and have been coordinating one of our first interviews this week.
Somehow, amidst all that, I found a few hours to photograph some incredible people/spaces. The first of which are from the Dream Machine in Brooklyn, an immersive art exhibit designed for wonder and photography. The second are for a couple's anniversary; we shot at Coney Island before it opened. It was a lovely day by the water.
Just a few quick updates:
The Stranger won a bronze Telly Award for non-broadcast, craft directing. It was also featured in a discussion at the University of Massachusetts for an International Horror class as they discussed Psychological Horror.
Z Publishing included two of my poems in one of their latest anthologies.
We have wrapped principal photography on the Asbury feature and begin post next week!