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THE BELTLANDS (in development)

fiction feature

Producer

In order to pave the way for her vision -- a suburban development complete with McMansions, golf courses and shopping malls -- Charlotte Mammons, a real estate developer in a small but growing early 1980s American town, hires the Dragons motorcycle gang to intimidate the working class residents into selling their land.
Compelled to keep her ranch in her late husband’s memory and for their 8-year-old son, Marcus, Mary Stevens refuses to leave. One night the gang goes too far and accidentally kills Mary. Unbeknownst to the gang, young Marcus narrowly escapes to Diane Waters, his godmother and Mary’s best friend. 
Fearful of the powerful Mammons, the corrupt sheriff, and the Dragons, Diane reaches out to Mary’s estranged brother Louis, a motorcycle rider living in the Southside of Chicago. After Louis learns of Mary’s death, he recruits Connor Malloy, his friend from Vietnam, and Connor’s Uncle Rory, a broken down old biker, and together the three bikeriders set out to avenge Mary’s death.
With Marcus in hiding, the three bikeriders and Diane search for answers. They uncover that Mary’s land sits directly in the way of Mammons vast development, and that Mammons only has a small window of time to close the deal. 
After Mary’s Attorney, Alan Mays, reveals that Mary was holding onto the vast property to pass down to Marcus and leave him with a small fortune. Louis suggests they rebuild and Diane take over the ranch until Marcus is eighteen, effectively stopping Mammons’ deal. 
As they begin rebuilding, Louis spends time with Diane and Marcus, learning more about what he’s missed in Mary’s life and growing closer to his nephew. 
As Charlotte Mammons and the Dragons close in on Marcus’ whereabouts, Louis, Diane, Connor and Rory, must defend the ranch and Marcus at all costs.

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GOOD EGG

fiction feature

Producer

WORLD PREMIER - Bentonville Film Festival | Arkansas, USA

June 25, 2022

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A woman struggling to get pregnant becomes embroiled in the  criminal underworld with her potential egg donor. 

JESSICA NIEVES-SANDERS is a lot of things – a New York City high school drama teacher, a loving wife to her nerdy husband GORDON, and two weeks shy of turning forty. She’s also broke, tired and hormonal as hell. With her body chock-full of expensive fertility drugs, like many women her age, Jessica struggles to get pregnant.
Fate, however, has a funny way of intervening, and after stepping in to defend a stranger from a group of thugs on the street, Jessica meets BRIDGET GARCIA, a young savvy con artist on a mission to find a new pawn. To pay-it-forward, Bridget offers a “life-for-a-life” exchange , her eggs  at a "discounted rate".
Jessica, eager to bond with a donor rather than selecting one off a piece of paper, strikes the deal, but quickly realizes she's been played for a fool when skeletons from Bridget’s past show up, kidnapping the duo.  Jessica finds herself plunged into a dangerous and exhilarating adventure that leaves everyone questioning their own motives. 

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fiction feature

Producer/Line Producer

Distributed by Gravitas Ventures | USA

Soundtrack released on Amazon | USA

WINNER Best Narrative Feature Film | AZ Underground Film Festival |  Arizona, USA

September  16, 2019

New Jersey Film Festival | New Jersey, USA

September 14, 2019

HBO's New York Latino Film Festival | New York, USA

August 15, 2019

Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival | San Jose, USA

March 9, 2019

Dr. Rich Freeman is a professor of psychology at a prestigious New York City university. Despite his status as a star in his department, Rich is under pressure to keep teaching, monitor his latest study group on sleep, and deliver a lucrative grant in order to keep up with his aspirational lifestyle. Jo, a graduate candidate and Otis, an emerging artist plagued by night terrors that are hampering his own career are thrown together in Rich’s research to hopefully cure their sleep disorders and leave the university with a large payoff.
To add to these mounting pressures, Rich has asked his new girlfriend, Leigh, to move in with him, and also to participate in the study, raising concerns for Leigh about Rich’s motives.
When Jo is discovered dead in her apartment, homicide detectives Jacobs and Costello start questioning everyone involved with Jo’s activities, including Rich and another professor in his department, Charlie, Rich’s jealous colleague. As the detectives start closing in on the killer, Rich makes a frightening discovery that leaves him fighting to make it right and the audience questioning the characters’ very existence.

FURLOUGH

fiction feature

Production Supervisor

OPENED at IFC Center | New York, USA

March 16, 2018

JOAN ANDERSON (Academy-Award Winner Melissa Leo), serving a sentence for armed robbery, receives a call that her estranged mother is dying and has requested she be granted emergency furlough – a supervised deathbed visit. NICOLE STEVENS (Tessa Thompson), the officer assigned to escort Joan, has much at stake - in order to land a permanent position as a corrections officer, this trip must go according to plan. Hilarity ensues. The two women arrive at the mansion where Joan grew up. Her mother, ELIZABETH, reveals that Joan has a daughter who was given up for adoption, not by her choice. In order for Joan to be left money in Elizabeth’s will, she must agree to never contact her daughter, who Elizabeth says is “doing well”. Joan accepts the offer, but Elizabeth informs her that her daughter is named Lily Benson (Academy-Award Winner Anna Paquin). Shorty after, Elizabeth passes away and Joan decides to visit her daughter anyway; she learns she is a grandmother. They return to the penitentiary. Stevens lies to cover up their late return and earns a permanent position.

THE INDEPENDENTS

fiction feature

Producer/Line Producer

WINNER Best Feature Film | Omaha Film Festival | Nebraska, USA

March 9, 2018

Santa Barbara International Film Festival | California, USA

February 3, 2018

The Independents is a modern folk ’n roll comedy (and musical) film written/directed by Greg Naughton to feature the music and acting talents of The Sweet Remains.  The Independents tells the tale of three inveterate “solo artists” who meet by chance and find that together they may still have a shot at their fading dreams of making it in the music business

Rich is a talented singer-songwriter with an academic’s love of language.  Greg is a pianist, tree-guy and free spirit whose long-time “girlfriend” wants him to grow-up and get a real job.  Brian is a wandering-soul whose only friend appears to be a guitar.  When the three collide at the same “crossroads,” they discover a personal and musical symbiosis that rekindles each of their fading dreams of making it in the music business.   But now they’ll have to overcome their personal foibles to stay “in tune.”

fiction feature

Line Producer

WINNER Best Feature Film | Coney Island Film Festival | New York, USA

September 16, 2016

California Independent Film Festival | San Francisco, USA

September 10, 2016

 

North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival | Durham, USA

August 15, 2016

Rhode Island International FilmFestival | Providence, USA

August 11, 2016

 

Hoboken International FilmFestival | New York, USA

June 5, 2016

 

FilmOut SanDiego Film Festival | San Diego, USA

June 5, 2016

Former Wall Street hotshot Jimmy and his buttoned-up cousin Max make meager livings as telephone repairmen in their native Brooklyn neighborhood, slaving away to meet the demands of their increasingly yuppie clientele. Jimmy wants nothing more than to return to his fast-paced high life, while Max is starting to have second thoughts about his upcoming - and very expensive - wedding. When Jimmy overhears illegal insider trading during a routine house call, he convinces Max that they should tap the phone line to cash in on the scheme - hoping the money will solve their problems. But when stock tips turn to murder plots, the hapless men are unable to go to the police and soon find themselves in over their heads and flat out of luck.

1901

short fiction [14'00"]

Producer

 

Lucerne International Film Festival I Lucerne, Switzerland

October 20, 2010

At the turn of the last century, Charlotte, a wife and mother, walks the grounds of an expansive country estate and happens upon the beautiful Renee.  Charlotte is terrified by her uncontrollable desire for the young woman and her attempts to escape lead her deep into the surrounding forest.  Lost, Charlotte is forced to confront her fears and must rely on Renee to help her find her way back. 1901 direceted by Brock Labrenz is the story of one woman’s courage to embrace her fantasies and follow love into an unknown future.

METAMORPHOSIS: IMMERSIVE KAFKA

interactive short fiction [38'37"]

Producer

WINNER Best Short Film I  Hollywood Reel International Short Film Festival I LA, USA

December 16, 2010

This experimental interactive short film made by PanoCAST directed by Sandor Kardos is the most authentic adaptation of Kafka’s famous story, The Metamorphosis, where Gregor Samsa one morning finds himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect… The film tells the entire story using a subjective camera, experiencing what happens from Gregor’s perspective, as Kafka himself wanted it to be according to his own diary. It was shot with a 360º degree spherical remote controlled robotic camera that was directed and programmed to interact with the actors and to create an extremely low- angle view of the set as envisioned from the insect's 1st person perspective. 

PEPPERONI

short fiction [5'41"]

Producer

 

Distributed by Elypse Short Film Distribution I Cáceres, Spain

Clermond Ferrand International Short Film Festival I Clermond Ferrand, France

February, 2008

 

Korean Mise-en-Scene Short Film Festival I Seoul, Korea

2008

San Gio Video Festival I Verona, Italy

2008

Pepperoni (2007) is a drama about a homeless man, Jerry who has been wandering around Brooklyn with his shopping cart full of his belongings. He hasn’t showered for days, he is unshaved, his clothes are ragged and dirty so people avoid him making comments on his outlook. However, one day when he least expects it, Jerry makes an encounter that will change his way of seeing the world and himself.

After being screened to critical acclaim in film festivals Pepperoni got a distribution deal with Elypse Films and had been bought recently by the Hungarian HBO and various TV channels worldwide.

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