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SHORTCUTS

18 Minute Short Film

Genre: Sci-Fi Drama

Similar to: 12 Monkeys, Black Mirror

Wrote, directed &produced 18-minute short film - completed for under $3500

 

In a time when human life years can be converted into a currency called Lifecoin, a young man is enlisted to obtain it against his moral conscience. He travels inter-dimensionally from 1992 to 2023 to offer a shortcut to desperate human in exchange for years off the end of her life. This character-driven story speaks to themes of corporate greed and the oppression of the human soul under digital authoritarianism and forced action against one's own moral conscience.

Contact for link to view. Adaptation for feature or series available.

A Book of Personal Essays  l  Feature Adaptation

Similar to: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, House on Mango Street

Homecoming is a collection of short personal essays exploring the meaning of home through a young woman’s post-lockdown journey across America.

Homecoming is a cry for a world in the midst of a meaning crisis. In a time when identity is being fought for by advertisers; when we’ve traded in family and place-based community and the tech that’s supposed to connect us only makes us more disconnected; when God has been discarded and what’s been put in place simply cannot hold  - it can be hard to know what's real and true. What does it really mean to be home? And what does it take to find it?

Full manuscript and feature pitch available upon request

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A Mini-Series or Feature

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi

Similar to: The Matrix, A Brave New World, Blade Runner 2049, Handmaid’s Tale

A female programmer is one of the few “Analogs” left — she doesn’t have a THRISPR neuro-link chip. Soon THRISPR will be required and with the dystopian reality closing in, she must face her nihilism & claim her destiny in an intricate deliverance plot.

 

Everybody loves a good sc-fi conspiracy and THRISPR is one that is relevant to the modern technological atmosphere and an eerie prophecy of where we could be headed. This drama fantasizes headlines like StarLink, microchip implants, the endangerment of the freedom of the internet, boundaries between tech and government, technology addiction, global warming and the building of walls. 

Full bible available upon request

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Inside  Light

Short Film  l  In Pre-Production

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Similar to: Mother!

A young man whose heart has grown dark and who’s life has contracted into an isolation is mysteriously called by his late Grandfather into a dream and a journey to recover the part of himself that he long ago shoved into the shadows of his psyche; that part which is feminine, expansive, open, and relational.

 

In pre-production to shoot in 2023

Script and pitch available upon request

Normal Guy

Full-Length Feature Script  l  Short Film Adaptation

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Drama

Similar to: The Sopranos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Italianamerican, Hannah and Her Sisters, High Fidelity

Normal Guy is a coming-of-age dramady with a lot of heart, about a 35 year old Italian man who must grab hold of his own life after moving back in with his parents in 90's New Jersey. It is about family who’s boundaries are so non-existant, they may as well share bodies. Most importantly, it is a love story between Johnnie Balmatto and a woman who is simply, perfect for him. But will his family get in the way? You bet they will.

Feature and short scripts available upon request

Music Videos

Music Video Pitch

GREEN HAIR

In this dreamy story of love and letting go, a woman awakens on a bus, clung to the arms of a man. Gently she is guided by angels in beige to exit the bus, stepping away from the man and into the unknown. 

Video produced by Little Ugly and directed by Alissa Torvinen

PCH

Music Video Pitch

A story told in a montage. A story that may have only ever been a dream. A man down on his luck is taken on a ride along the PCH and on a journey that opens his eyes again to the wonder and beauty of life. 

Music video pending production

AS THE

WIND BLOWS

5-Part Personal Documentary 

Filmed, directed and edited a five part documentary series following my bandmates and myself across the US on a national music tour.

Premiered in 2017

As The Wind Blows
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