I learned and 'grew up' at MTV Networks, producing, directing and writing everything from Headbangers Ball to TRL, 120 Minutes, Cribs, Spring Break, live shows, reality shows and just about every genre under the sun.
My next adventure was with Roadrunner Records, where I was the Director of Video Production & Development. It was one of the most fun jobs I've ever had ... being on set to oversee the making of music videos and concerts for bands like Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, Slipknot, Megadeth, Korn and many others. While at Roadrunner, I won a Telly Award as Executive Producer of the documentary Dream Theater: The Spirit Carries On, which was viewed over 1.5 million times on You Tube during its first week. An amazing experience working with the band!
I love music and animals including a montage taken while scuba diving in Loreto, IMexico a few years ago (Pelicans of Loreto) and snorkeling with whale sharks off the coast of Cancun.
You'll also see some of the dogs available for adoption at the Yonkers Animal Shelter, where I've been filming in order to try and get some of their amazing canines good homes.
The project I'm most proud of is the award winning film I directed, Get Thrashed. You can view the trailer here and below is some info on "why" I decided to make the film, taken from GetThrashed.com
As a teenager growing up on Long Island in the 1980's, I spent most of my time listening to heavy metal. Bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and others introduced me to a world of long hair and leather jackets. Then along came thrash metal, which was heavy metal taken to the next level. When I first heard it, I was repulsed. The music was SO FAST, the lyrics were unintelligible and the stuff you could make out was downright frightening. Bands like Metallica, Slayer, Overkill and Exodus were singing about Satan, death, destruction, nuclear war, killing and mayhem. Their live shows, filled with headbanging, stage diving and mosh pits also added to the danger .... and allure of the music. Like so many other kids from the suburbs who grew up on Sabbath, Priest and Maiden, I fell in love with this angry, aggressive and 'ugly' music known as thrash metal. Why?
That’s the question Get Thrashed sets out to answer. For me, it was important to document this incredible scene to show others who missed out and to highlight thrash metal's influence on grunge, death metal and many other new forms of music. For thrash fans, it’s hard to put into words what the music means to us. I hope Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal provides the words, the sounds and the pictures to explain to the world how we all feel.