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Everything old is NEW again Jul 7 2022

My short film NEW gets distribution, reaching its biggest audience ever.

This year my 2014 short film NEW was picked up by DUST, a channel specializing in nothing but sci-fi short films. This means my film is reaching a much, much bigger audience than I could ever hope to reach before. … Continue reading

Now accepting queries! Jun 3 2021

My producer hat is on. What have you got? Astonish me.

Little Room Media is seeking smart Sci-fi and Comedy. We are looking for completed feature-length scripts in the smart science fiction or comedy genres. If your story checks both boxes, all the better. Scripts should be geared to an indie … Continue reading

Watch this! Jan 1 2020

I’m delighted to announce I’ve been named one of 25 “Screenwriters to Watch” for 2020, by the International Screenwriter’s Association. Come see my glorious bio!

ANAESTHESIA wins a table read Mar 12 2019

My 9-page sci-fi screenplay ANAESTHESIA has won the “Table Read My Screenplay” contest in the short film category. A reading/performance has been recorded by actors – listen to it here.

Hollywoodland Oct 25 2016

Our sci-fi drama NEW will screen November 3 at the historic (formerly Grauman’s) Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard! It kicks off a whole evening of short films presented by the Hollyshorts Film Festival. As the writer and director I’ll be … Continue reading

With a bang! Mar 23 2016

NEW played its last film festival a few weeks ago, part of the Pensacon Comic Con in Pensacola, Florida… and won the jury prize for best short film! This trophy recently arrived in the mail. A nice way to wrap … Continue reading

Thousands of Eyes On Us Dec 13 2015

Our sci-fi short film NEW debuted online November 2, and the response has been very gratifying indeed. As I write this post, we’re coming up on our 15,000th view. For a three-day period in early November, we were clocking around … Continue reading

Now playing on an internet near you! Nov 2 2015

After festival dates in the US and UK, and snagging a “Critic’s Choice” award at FilmFest Twain Harte, my latest film NEW is now online and free to view! NEW is a 16-minute drama about an elderly couple restored to … Continue reading

The perks Aug 9 2015

At long last the discs and other perks are in hand. Donors, watch your mailboxes! And, I thank you for your patience. The discs are beautiful, and loaded with extras, and I hope you’ll agree they were worth the wait. … Continue reading

My Work



Would you buy a one-way ticket to the future? Continue reading

La vie d’un chien (The Life of a Dog)

My award winning sci-fi/comedy short. Apologies to the late Chris Marker. Continue reading

The Story of Sputnik

For anyone who misses the cold war. Starring veteran SF Bay Area comedian Mike Meehan. Continue reading


11 years and 175,000 miles in a Ford Pinto Runabout. As seen on PBS and elsewhere. Continue reading



A bittersweet, gently comic story of love, memory and change, set in the distant future. This feature-length screenplay, based on my short film, was a semi-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break competition. In NEW, an elderly couple emerge from … Continue reading


Apocalyptic sci-fi/horror. Well-reviewed at triggerstreet.com, except for the guy who said “this went way beyond my taste.” Continue reading

The Sensitivity Program

Reviving the women-in-prison genre with a smart original twist. Winner, best sci-fi screenplay, Austin Film Festival. Continue reading


Drake’s Brewing Company + Barrel ERP

Hanging out at a brewery all day qualifies as a good day at work. Continue reading

Picture a Better Future

It was an honor to script this fundraiser video for the Sonoma County YWCA. Beautifully realized by Santa Rosa’s VideoBrite Productions.

Harvest Day

I scripted, shot, directed and edited this one, for Woodland, California’s Culinary Farms. Produced by Armstrong Associates.

Inside QKA: Building for Education

Scripted, edited and designed the motion graphics to showcase the work of Santa Rosa architecture firm QKA. Produced by Armstrong Associates.

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