The Renaissance Man

Director

Feature Films · Short Films · Promos

I simply direct because I love movies! When I am on set I am a completely different person. I feel it's where I belong. I started taking filmmaking seriouly in 2009 and it has paid off. Short filmmaking has led to directing sports promos for MLB, NBA, and NHL teams in the state of Florida. It has also put me on the path to take the leap and shoot for the stars of tackling features.

Inspiration: Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón

Writer

Screenwriter · Graphic Novels

As I started to write, I noticed my writing was witty. And I really liked that. I pushed to learn screenwriting for the sake of my films. I excelled in the Masters program and received positive reviews for my thesis. After completing the degree, I have entered the feature script into an online competition. And with no expectations, I made it as a finalist. This didn't only ignite the passion, it fueled me to make it a career.

Inspiration: Francis Ford Coppola, Ethan Coen, Philip K. Dick, Christopher Nolan, Mario Puzo, Lana Wachowski,
and Dr. Seuss

Artist

Mixed Media

It all started with a pencil at the age of three. I drew everyday until I graduated college. My goal is to have each one of my frames in my films look like a piece of art. Even with my writing, I paint the picture. When work gets difficult, I have to remember to go back to the basics and start over and sketch thumbnails. Drawing will always be my number one.

Inspiration: Salvador Dali, Will Eisner, M.C. Escher, H.R. Giger, Greg Horn, JungGi Kim, Jack Kirby, Alex Ross, Luis Royo, Hajime Sorayama, Jack Vettriano, and of course Bob Ross

On a Personal Level

I'm an 80's baby. Born the second of four in Detroit, Michigan. I love being around family. I love love love art, boxing, coffee, dance, food, movies, music, and laughter. I love to take an artist, whether it's a film director, actor, painter, etc...and learn their catalog of work. For some odd reason I love numbers. My favorite number is 8 because it's two circles that are stuck together. I also love circles. My favorite color is orange. My favorite vegetable are onions or any of the onion family. My favorite food is BBQ ribs, but I cannot live without tacos and the occasional chinese takeout. I'm always the designated driver. My favorite thing to do is be with my wife and kids.

On the Craft

I grew up sketching comic book style art and playing classical piano. Music is a big part of my culture. Every one of my family members plays an instrument. I played a total of five. Having an audio background is a tremendous help in filmmaking. To me, sound design & sound mixing really makes the piece come to life. Upon going to art college, I was told I wasn't good enough and I wouldn't get in. Instead of being discouraged, I enrolled out of state in order to follow my dreams. In college, I studied visual effects. I mainly focused on green screen keying and compositing. After my first year, I couldn't wait to start working in the field. With the help of my counselor, I was able to work at a local news station as a producer in Miami.

But I needed a spark. I didn't move to Florida to go to college and get a job. I moved because I needed the chance to do something big. I wanted to apply everything I learned into one application. Then I said out loud, "I want to be a director...I want to make movies". And the next day, I did. I wrote the story for my first short. And with friends, family and positive energy I have made six shorts and a series of three webisodes. Three of my films have been shown around the country and I even earned multiple awards for two of them. I also earned awards for my writing.

This is such a huge accomplishment for me because I wasn't academically gifted. I didn't read or write as a child. I just did the bare minimum. Somehow I made it through. In 10th grade I failed a total of five classes, which I had to make up my senior year. During the day I went to school and at night I made up the classes. I was determined to graduate on time. I was determined to make something of myself. I was determined to prove just because of some setbacks I shouldn't be overlooked.

Looking back I can say it was all worth it. Everything I went through made me the man I am today. It made me the artist I am. In this field and in life I don't take anything personal. I believe life's a journey. There are no right highways to get to your destination. Along the way you will encounter detours and bump. These will make you out to be a better person / artist. I aspire to teach others the craft and encourage those to embrace the challenge. The reward will always be a risk. And remember everything and everyone you meet happens for a reason.

Looking forward, there are no boundaries.

Skills

Leadership, Communication, Project Management, Advertising Design, Marketing, Interactive Media, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Animation, Producing, Video Editing, Video Directing, Scriptwriting, and Storyboarding.

Program Knowledge

Adobe Suite: [After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere], Final Cut Pro,
Microsoft: [Excel, Power Point, Word], and Final Draft.

Education

Full Sail University [Winter Park, FL]: Masters of Fine Arts
Creative Writing · 2012

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale [Fort Lauderdale, FL]:
Bachelors of Science
VFX & Motion Graphics · 2007

Experience

FOX Sports Florida · 2016-Present
Senior Graphic Artist

Zimmerman Advertising · 2016-2018
Freelance Motion Graphic Artist

Florida Panthers · 2016
Senior Motion Graphic Artist

Miami Heat · 2011-2016
Senior Motion Graphic Artist

WSVN 7 News · 2007-2011
Senior Producer-Coordinator

Awards

Three time Emmy Award Nominee [Director (2018) · Producer (2018) · Graphic Arts (2014)]

The Telly Awards 2017
[FOX Sports Florida - Orlando Magic & Emerging Artists]

The Telly Awards 2017
[FOX Sports Sun - Audi Q7]

IDEA · Golden Matrix Award
[Best In-Game Arena LED
& Video Board Displays]
2016 · 2015 · 2013 · 2012

Languages

English
Hungarian Romani
Sign Language
Spanish

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