On the one hand, I am a bit of an idealist who came to LA to pursue creative dreams, in the form of an MFA in Film Directing at UCLA. On the other hand, I come from the windswept colds of New England, so I also tend to be down-to-earth, goal-oriented, and occasionally I fail to pronounce the letter R.
Somewhere between those two halves is a thoughtful guy with a healthy sense of humor and a passion for film, writing, education, and trying to make the world a better place.
Enough? It's difficult to convey yourself in a blurb. It reminds me of those assessments where they ask you to define yourself in one word. I usually wrote my name.
Alright, last attempt. I teach a few film classes at UCLA, and on the first day I often play Two Truths and a Lie with my students. You say three things about yourself, one being false, and we have to guess the falsehood. Here I go:
1. I spent a year of my life doing theatre work with inner city kids
2. The most consistently fun assignment I have had in grad school is making a documentary film on The Museum of Jurassic Technology
3. When I was in Croatia, my friends and I drove a stick-shift car with 2 speeds over a mountain and presaged my own death.
You'll never guess the lie.
Anyway, I'm open to meeting all kinds of people, but especially those who are genuine, kind, smart and who like to laugh.