Background

My love for film started as a young boy, sitting in an empty theater watching the final showing of the original Star Wars’ re-release. Like many, it captured my imagination but it would take years and a career change to realize my dream of working in film.

A former computer professional, I’ve worked for Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, and higher education building high-capacity file server and streaming video networks. I leveraged my ability to quickly assimilate technology to segue into a career as a film editor.

My technology experience provides a unique freedom to focus on the craft of Editing and my passion for storytelling.

Picture Editor

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My first narrative feature (BEDROOMS) starring Julie Benz, Xander Berkeley, Dee Wallace, Barry Bostwick and others won two Best Feature awards and aired on Showtime. The next project (IJE THE JOURNEY) a Nigerian-American film starring two of that country’s leading actresses, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, became one of Nigeria’s top grossing films while winning awards for Best Editing and Best Feature.

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FILLY BROWN, a Latino-themed urban music drama starring Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, and the late Jenni Rivera was an Official Selection in the U.S. Dramatic category at Sundance 2012.

A foray into the horror genre with EXETER, a horror film by director Marcus Nispel (CONAN THE BARBARIAN, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) was released in 2015. It stars Stephen Lang, Brittany Curran, Gage Golightly, Brett Dier, Kelly Blatz, and Nick Nordella.

My two latest features are THE RIFT, a thriller set at sea, and CONCERTO, a supernatural drama. THE RIFT stars Richard Roundtree.  CONCERTO stars Janel Parrish, Jackson Rathbone, Letoya Luckett, and Michael Madsen.

Between features I can be found working on commercials for Volkswagen, Honda, Pepsi, and others.

Assistant Editor

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As an assistant editor, my recent credits include films from Warner/New Line and Universal/Blumhouse: WOLVES AT THE DOOR (Katie Cassidy and director John Leonetti), THE VEIL (Jessica Alba and director Phil Joanou), INCARNATE (Aaron Eckhart and director Brad Peyton), SINISTER 2 (James Ransone and director Ciaran Foy), and OUIJA (Olivia Cooke and director Stiles White).

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In 2012, THE SESSIONS starring Helen Hunt, John Hawkes and William H. Macy was recipient of the Special Grand Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting and the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Other projects include THE GREEN GODDESSFINDING GAUGUIN, and ELEKTRA LUXX which have screened at SXSW and other festivals. More recently I’ve worked on HOTEL NOIR starring Carla Gugino, Rufus Sewell, Malin Ackerman, Danny DeVito and others.

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A long-time resident of Los Angeles, I give back to the community when I can.

I’ve volunteered with Orange County CoastKeeper to reforest kelp along the coast of Newport Beach CA in an effort to restore local aquatic species whose survival relies on the lush kelp beds.

Through Beach Cities Masonic Lodge in Manhattan Beach CA, I participate in programs to award high school students with college scholarships and provide resources to underfunded local schools.

A founder of South Bay Filmmakers, the group was established in 2009 to serve as a professional networking and support organization for filmmakers based in Los Angeles’ South Bay. It is intended for those interested in growing their career, finding collaborators, and sharing resources in the entertainment industry.

As a member of The Masquers Club of Hollywood I am dedicated to preserving Hollywood’s rich history in the art and craft of filmmaking. In particular, Audie Murphy who was one of the most decorated soldiers in World War II and would later become a renowned actor.