born and raised on the Hudson river in Yonkers, NY
jesuit prep school at Fordham in the Bronx, NY
jesuit liberal arts college at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA 
NCAA Division 1 baseball player

entered the corporate world and worked for the AC Nielsen company in Media Research

moved to J Walter Thompson, and was responsible for estimating audience size for the up-front network media buys
also sat on the board of an industry-led committee to determine the future of 
TV audience measurement
all advertising dollars flow through that spigot

matriculated through the Professional Development Program at JWT, 
which was run by James Patterson
best ad training in the world at the time

recruited to work on Pepsi at BBDO as an account executive
won numerous marketing and advertising awards as part of the Pepsi team
learned filmmaking from Pytka, Levine, Giraldi, Hanwright, Sedelmaier & Fincher
learned advertising from Al Merrin, Richard Sabean, Jeff Mordos, 
Michael Patti, David Frankel, Regina Ebel, Tony Frere & Bob Emerson​​​​​​​

moved to do a stint on traditional packaged goods at FCB
worked with the Colgate - Palmolive scientists to develop new products 
also was exposed to the concept of "commercial content"
versus making a film, that happens to be a commercial
content can often allow analytics, and data to drive creative expression

soured on the big advertising model while at FCB
I found it formal cold & boring
 I did love the people I met there​​​​​​​

worked briefly as a rep with Sarah Holbrook at Propaganda Films 
thank you Sarah & David Frankel

rep life wasn't ultimately for me, although I respect every one of them for being 
in the trenches every day to help the big advertising wheel grind for all of us
 
became a NYC Bicycle Messenger
started producing theater, performed in dozens of stage productions all over the city, including Playwrights Horizons, and the Vineyard Theater
studied acting privately for over a decade with Tony Greco, a member of the Actor's Studio and a disciple of Lee Strasberg

also worked as a PA, Production Coordinator, PM, Location Scout, Casting Director, AD, DP for music videos and commercials
Film Production in NY was blowing up in the 90's
But there's only one Hollywood


moved to LA in the 2000's 
landed some roles on TV and in Indy films and commercials as an actor, including working with David Milch on season 3 of Deadwood
I started working for Joe Pytka and realized I'd like to produce film 
as Vincent did for Joe

been at it since
film production is a lot like construction
a lot of money definitely is better than a little money
but a little money can go a long way  
especially if you know what you're doing

I produce quality content
union or non-union
I love shooting in LA, but I can hire a legit crew almost anywhere in the world
Please call if you'd like to collaborate on something

when not working I can be found walking in the hills with our dog Lupo, or watching Rocco Sciavone on tv with my wife so I can learn Italian

I've had two lives
life is a gift
enjoy the ride














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