About

Award-winning commercial director and documentary filmmaker.

I started out making short films in college at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. I then went to graduate film school at New York University. While at NYU, I had the good fortune to have Spike Lee as a teacher and mentor. He gave me the invaluable opportunity to work as a camera assistant on one of his films and on several of his commercial and music video shoots. For my thesis film, I made a documentary, Wonderland, which premiered at Sundance and went on to win numerous film festival awards and get distributed by HBO. I received a nomination for Best Director of a Documentary Film by the Director's Guild of America. This launched my directing career.

I was then given the opportunity to join the commercial production company, Hungry Man, in New York. The first commercial I directed, Dial-A-Mattess, won a Gold Lion at Cannes. This same year I received the Boards Magazine Rookie Director of the Year Award. I have since gone on to receive numerous awards in the advertising industry, including an Emmy nomination. The Super Bowl commercial I directed for EDS called "Cat Herders" is consistently ranked in Top 10 lists of best Super Bowl commercials ever made.

I have directed campaigns for a wide range of clients, including Adidas, Coca-Cola, Visa, McDonald's, Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, Anheuser-Busch, Range Rover.

I continue to make documentary films and am currently completing my third feature documentary, The Wall.


COMMERCIAL DIRECTING AWARDS

5 CANNES GOLD LIONS
1 CANNES SILVER LION
1 CANNES BRONZE LION

1 CANNES GRAND PRIX NOMINATION
5 GOLD CLIOS
1 SILVER CLIO
1 GRAND CLIO
3 D&AD PENCILS
3 ONE SHOW GOLD PENCILS
1 ONE SHOW SILVER PENCIL
1 ONE SHOW BRONZE PENCIL
5 AICP AWARDS
2 GOLD ADDYS

1 EMMY NOMINATION