Here is a collection of some of the creative narrative projects I have either directed or produced.
Twin Cities is a feature length independent drama that I produced and edited. I also edited the trailer above. The film was picked up for distribution and is currently available on Amazon. Synopsis: Salvaging a marriage takes time and trust, two things that John and Emily no longer have. Emily is a writer with a … Continue reading Twin Cities (FEATURE) – 2017
View the full 11 minute short film here: I directed and co-wrote this short film. My co-writer was Jesse Frankson, who I’ve been making up stories with since the second grade. Jesse also plays the titular character. With funding and incredible support from over 100 Kickstarter backers, we were able to bring the film to the screen. Sad … Continue reading Sad Clown (short) – 2014
I co-produced this dramatic short film, based a real legal case that occurred in Minnesota. Rosie is about an overworked lawyer who takes on a difficult case that hits close to home, making him re-evaluate his priorities. MN filmmaker, Alex Kohnstamm, wrote the script with his father, shortly before his father passed away. Alex wanted to … Continue reading Rosie (short) – 2014
The Telephone Game is a feature film shot with no script. I wanted to use improvisation to explore the unpredictable world of theatre, which required a lot of trust between the actors and myself. It’s easily my most challenging project to date, but also one of the most rewarding. *2009 was the initial release date. I recut the film and polished … Continue reading The Telephone Game (feature) – 2009/ 2015
Synopsis: A dentist wakes up to find himself in a room with no exit. The room is empty, except for a strange man who provides little answers to who he is, where they are, and how to get out. End Land is a collaboration between myself and local artist and musician, Nathan Graves. After directing two music videos … Continue reading End Land (short) – 2014
I directed and co-wrote this dark, psychological horror short. The entire film was written, shot, and edited in 48 hours as a part of the Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project, where we drew “horror” as our genre. Restraint follows Richard, a quiet and solitary man, through his day. When forced to listen to the insufferable stories of … Continue reading Restraint (short) – 2012
Made during my time in film school, Stimulus was my first feature film. It was an ambitious undertaking and my first experience with many things that are now almost 2nd nature; casting, scheduling a film, working with department heads, etc. It was an incredible experience that taught me a lot. Official selection: Big Damn Film Festival – … Continue reading Stimulus (feature) – 2007