On my very first set as an actor in 2009, the filmmakers saw my ability to get things done and brought me on as a producer. I was very fortunate to start learning about life on both sides of the camera from day one.
Soon I was collaborating with numerous filmmakers in the Philadelphia area helping to write and produce features, shorts, and commercials.
In 2017, I took my hard-earned film knowledge and combined it with my previous passion for social change and co-founded a nonprofit film company, Of Substance, that makes short, narrative films with a focus on addiction to offer a new form of support to struggling addicts and their loved ones. In that role I've written, directed, and/or produced 15 short films in just two years. We plan to make hundreds more.