Admitting to myself that I was an artist wasn't an easy thing to do. Nor was it quick...nor painless. But it happened, and I'm better because of it.
See, I grew up on an acreage nestled between to a dirt road and a state highway and the closest "art" that I knew about was in the big city of Omaha, Nebraska, 35 miles west. But even then, I only knew artists as someone who could draw or paint or play an instrument, something I very much couldn't do.
I grew up building things and working with my hands: art that the hardworking men and women of small town America don't realize is art.
It took me studying mechanical engineering to realize that I indeed had an artist, and he was dying under mathematical perfection. I need more chaos and beauty in my life, and luckily I could feel that that at 19.
It wasn't until I graduated with an English and Speech Communication degree, moved to the mountains of Colorado, went on a 15,000 mile cross-country road trip, and then lived in LA for 4 years while believing that acting was my best option to become a storyteller... that I finally realized that the perfect blend of math and chaos, hard work and beauty, engineering and intuition is being a filmmaker. It was a grand understanding.
Now here I am, 5 years into studying and practicing filmmaking, and I couldn't be happier or more excited to be on the path that I'm on, doing what I'm doing.
My goal is to argue ideas and stories that make people think, and do it as beautifully as possible.
I love learning and I love helping people. So if you have any questions or have any desire to collaborate, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm always an email away.
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The filmmaker's goal is to argue his deepest thoughts as eloquently as possible.