New Directors / New Films

When I first moved to New York, I was lucky enough to work with MoMA Film and the Film Society of Lincoln Center on New Directors/New Films. This festival continues to surprise and inspire me with it’s diverse programming.

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This year I was so busy with shoots that I wasn’t able to see as many films as I would have liked, but I was struck by Alejandro Landes’ new film Monos. Alejandro’s first film Porfirio was in New Directors the first year that I worked the festival. One of my favorite things about this festival is discovering new talent in the world of independent cinema and watching their voices evolve.

Diane opening in Theaters march 29th

One of my absolute favorite on camera acting experiences was being a small part of the incredible cast of Diane.

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Diane opens in theater, and will be released on VOD this Friday, March 29th. Do yourself a favor and see this beautiful film!

Strut at ITVFest: The Independent Television Festival

This fall I traveled to Vermont for ITVFest with the pilot that I produced, Misha Calvert’s Strut.

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Strut has now won numerous awards including Best Web Series at Hollywood Comedy Shorts and the Terminus Conference + Festival, Best Comedy and Screenwriting at the Hollyweb Festival and Best Pilot at the New Zealand Web Fest.

Pithy Party

 

My Writer’s Group is presenting a series of works-in-progress on June 25th at Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place, New York, NY). I’m having a comedy series that I’ve been writing read, and I'm directing three of the scripts.  

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Tickets for the Pithy Party are free, but you must get them in advance here

For more information about the Pithy Party please visit this site.

Gee, I Hope You Have Fun at My Mom's Death

I had a great time reading Bree O'Connor's dark, funny and moving one-woman play, Gee, I Hope You Have Fun at My Mom's Death last night. It's a work in progress, but a script with a lot of promise. I look forward to seeing how this show develops. 

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I've been developing some scripts with Bree's writers group. We first met while doing the LAByrinth Theater Company's Intensive together. We're cooking up some more readings for later this month. I will be directing a couple of pieces, and I will be having my work read. More details to come soon!

TRIBECA

I have two projects in the Tribeca Film Festival this year. 

I produced the pilot for Misha Calvert's Strut which will be a part of this year's Tribeca Film Festival's N.O.W. Creator's Lab. Strut is a female driven comedy, and Misha is a powerhouse who's currently developing 9 different projects. She's definitely someone to watch!

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I also have a role in Kent Jones' feature film Diane. Diane is in the U.S. Narrative Competition at Tribeca this year. It features a phenomenal cast including Mary Kay Place, Estelle Parsons, Andrea Martin, Jake Lacy and me!

Happy Anniversary, Quad!

The newly renovated Quad cinema had it's one year anniversary, and I celebrated this occasion with some old colleagues from the Film Society of Lincoln Center. 

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