Shortly after graduating from New York University’s film school, I was hired by Harvey Weinstein and eventually became Director of Production for Miramax Films. Working in close proximity with the Weinsteins as well as influential filmmakers such as Neil Jordan, Steven Soderberg, Guiseppe Tornatore, Quentin Tarantino, Errol Morris, and Hal Hartley was a seminal experience which taught me invaluable lessons about making avant-garde material commercially successful.
Carrying this knowledge forward, I moved on to direct two critically acclaimed feature documentaries. Mule Skinner Blues was distributed by Sundance Channel theatrically, on cable television and home video. Source of Pride, which chronicles the journeys of Ed Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight and Nick Nolte through the shooting of the feature film Pride & Glory was released by New Line Cinema / Warner Brothers.
I spent the next several years adapting Haruki Murakami’s groundbreaking novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle into a large-scale multimedia form of theater I termed “living cinema.” I co-wrote, directed and produced the play, which had its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, toured to the Singapore Arts Festival and was featured in The Public Theater's "Under the Radar" festival in NYC.
I have supported my personal work by producing music videos for David Byrne's Luaca Bop label, internet content for corporations such as IBM, American Express, Kenneth Cole, and musical artists such as Santana, KD Lang, The Who, Seal, Sammy Hagar, Sheryl Crowe, and The Wallflowers. Since 2011, I have directed over two-dozen profile documentaries, music videos and short films for Barnes & Noble, as well as directed videos for Burlington Coat Factory, Novartis Pharmaceutical, Radio City, and Asian Cultural Council, among others.
I’m now excited to bring my unique style of visual storytelling to the worlds of branded entertainment, narrative and documentary series work, behind-the-scenes content, stylized corporate videos and beyond.