An awarded creative professional with over 13 years of experience in both advertising and film, specializing in writing and directing branded and non-branded entertainment, film editing, and developing concepts that will drive business impact.
Freelance Director (October 2018 - Present)
Wrote, produced and directed my debut feature film entitled “Drunk Bus,” starring Charlie Tahan (Ozark), Kara Hayward (Moonrise
Kingdom), Zach Cherry (Crashing) and Will Forte.
Wrote and directed the short film, “Big Data L1ZY” which premiered at the 2019 Santa Barbara Film Festival, Vimeo Staff Pick and DIGG’s short of the week.
Wrote and directed a global TV campaign for Standard Chartered Bank shot in Chittagong, Bangladesh for TBWA\Singapore.
Directed QuickBooks’ latest TVC campaign featuring Danny DeVito as the VO.
Directed online content for Country Crock featuring Antoni Porowski from Netflix’s “Queer Eye.”
Freelance Director (May 2016 – October 2018)
Directed commercials for Johnnie Walker, which aired during the 2017 Grammy’s and won the top prize at the U.S. Hispanic Awards,
Borden Cheese, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, The Home Depot and Samsung Galaxy.
Conceived and directed the first aerial Pornography film entitled “Drone Boning,” which has over 11M views on Vimeo and has been covered on the late night circuit including Conan, Seth Meyers and Colbert. It was also featured on TMZ and posted on Banksy's YouTube page.
Wrote and directed multiple sketch comedy shorts for Funny or Die including the most recent starring SNL’s Darrell Hammond.
Conceived, wrote and directed numerous music videos that have gone viral, such as Big Data’s “Dangerous” and Joywave’s “It’s a Trip.”
Wrote and directed short films premiering at Slamdance, SXSW and Telluride, including a Vimeo Staff pick for my “Play House” short.
OGILVY & MATHER
Lead Filmmaker (April 2013 – May 2016)
Wrote and directed commercials and branded-content for UPS, Holiday Inn, IBM, Hyundai, Nationwide, Gerber and Aetna.
Directed the British Airways “Visit Mum” film, which won best Branded Film at ThinkLA’s Emerging Director’s Showcase, a Silver Pencil at the One Show for Direction. Dubbed “best brand marketing in recent history” by Linkedin’s CEO, Jeff Weiner.
Recognized as one of SHOOT Magazine’s “New Director’s to Watch” in 2014
Directed the Norelco “Make you Happen” film, which won numerous advertising awards including a Bronze Pencil and an EFFIE.
Directed the World’s Largest Game of Jenga for Caterpillar, officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Wrote and directed the second season of Mario Batali’s “The High Road” for Hulu, which starred various celebrities including Liv Tyler, Anthony Bourdain, George Stephanopoulos and Isabella Rossellini.
Senior Creative Producer (February 2007 – April 2013)
Responsible for curating TBWA’s global creative culture through digital content, social media and internal communication.
Concepted, wrote and directed online content for brands such as Absolut, Kraft, Pepsi, Standard Chartered Bank and MARS.
Trained and mentored Junior Creatives through an induction program.
Managed TBWA’s internal editorial and production department.
Communications Coordinator (October 2005 – February 2007)
Managed and wrote weekly internal communication for Chairman of TBWA, Jean-Marie Dru, Worldwide Creative Director, John Hunt,
CEO, Tom Carroll and CCO, Lee Clow.
Helped launch and managed TBWA’s internal web portal, which kept the entire network of 280 offices informed daily.
Managed TBWA’s internal Film Festival which lead to numerous national and global TV campaigns for Amnesty, Pepsi, and Absolut.
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Bachelor’s of Arts, Advertising and Communication – May 2005
• Minor in Journalism
The Edit Center, New York, New York - Certified Final Cut Pro Editor – October 2007
• Assisted in cutting two feature films–a documentary and a narrative, both of which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.