Goodnight Jeffrey is now LIVE ONLINE!

To kick the new year off, I'm excited to share my web pilot Goodnight Jeffrey with you:

This little video has gone on quite the journey -- going to festivals, receiving nominations, opening doors and friendships. I couldn't have done it without the pilot's amazing DP Michael Fernandez, the re-recording mixer Adam Carl, or the grip Randy Taylor; the encouragement from DePaul University's Jessica King, Brad Riddell, and Kristyn Benedyk; the talents of Mo Allen, Ashley Thornton, Steve Sullivan, and Lauren Hooberman; and finally the love and support from friends and family.

If you have a moment, please give it a view. It's only 4 minutes long. And if you like it and have another moment, a share there and a post here would be most appreciated.

Thanks for your interest and I wish you all wild success and happiness in 2017.

Much love,


Nominated for Best Actor at Best of the Midwest Awards

Honored to say that I was nominated for Best Actor for Goodnight Jeffrey at the Best of Midwest Independent Film Festival Awards. Although I didn't win, I still felt like a winner. Thanks to Mike McNamara and the festival for all their support and for celebrating this amazing filmmaking community.

Thomas Kelly, myself, and a delicious mini-burger.

Thomas Kelly, myself, and a delicious mini-burger.

Goodnight Jeffrey is Messing with Texas

Goodnight Jeffrey is an official selection for Austin Film Festival's inaugural digital series competition.  Really honored and stoked. Stoked and honored. Stokely honored. Honorly stoked.

Showtimes are Nov. 1 and Nov. 4. For tickets and deets, go here:

Interview on the Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Show

Thanks to Bill and Wendy for having Mike McNamara (director of Midwest Independent Film Festival), Chelsea Devantez (co-creator of It's Megan), and myself on the 720 WGN airwaves today. We were promoting the screening of the Chicago NYTVF selections at Landmark Cinema.

> Listen to the interview here (segment starts around 57 minutes)

Winner of Two Writing Awards at Premiere Film Festival

Honored to say "Goodnight Jeffrey" won for Best Short Screenplay and the feature "Between Wind and Water" won the First Look Screenplay competition at Premiere Film Festival.

"Goodnight Jeffrey" was also an official selection at the festival, where I was nominated for the following:

  • Best Editing
  • Best Short Screenplay (Winner)
  • Best Directing
  • Best Short Film

Goodnight Jeffrey Accepted to Chicago Shorts Film Festival

Goodnight Jeffrey - a short I wrote, directed, and acted in - was selected to screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center for the Chicago Shorts Film Festival. A collegiate festival, I will be representing DePaul University. Come on out, ya'll!