Below are links to stills and behind the scenes photos of some of the fantastic productions I've been fortunate to be a part of!
Written by Adam Burch
An Afghanistan war vet. returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral, only to discover that the home cleaning service his mother created and which his family members run, is the facade for a local drug and prostitution ring.
The Smalltown Front is a forthcoming, original drama written by me. The script was a Nicholl Fellowship top-ten percent finisher.
By clicking below, you may view the sizzle reel, look book, and production stills from the sizzle reel shoot.
Directed by Richard Greenwood Jr.
Written by Collin Watts (Hot Seat) and Leon Langford )American Boule)
A traumatized mother agrees to a rustic getaway on the 4th of July with her husband and son in hopes of putting back the pieces of their lives after a violent home invasion cost her a child exactly one year to the date. However, after arriving at the cabin rental they realize they're double booked with a family with very different political beliefs. As tensions boil over the weekend as they confront grief, race, and the divide within the country - they soon realize there's something else out here trying to drive them apart. They must band together to drive off a sinister group of elites with unknown intentions in an isolated cabin.
Clean is a short film written by Collin Watts (This Land, Hot Seat) and directed by Richard Greenwood Jr. (This Land) as part of the New York Film Academy's production classes. It features me as a cuckolded Scientist who gets revenge upon his dirty colleague (Joe Mackey) by setting him up for a lab accident that makes him come "clean."
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
By Simon Block, adapted from the novel | Directed By Tom Ross
Based on the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this stunning stage adaptation tells the story of a young Jewish-American writer (also named Jonathan Safran Foer) who sets out for Ukraine to find the woman who he believes saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and the town they wiped off the map. Jonathan’s tour guides are a pair of flamboyant Ukrainians, a grandfather and grandson with limited English skills and secrets of their own. As they travel into the unknown, along with the dog Sammy Davis Jr., Jr., they meet increasingly surreal characters, both fictional and real, as the past and present merge into an unforgettable journey.
“RIVETING…MASTERFUL…THE JOURNEY AND THE PAYOFF ARE HUGE.” — BROADWAY WORLD
CHESTER BRIGGINS' MAGIC BLOOD
Chester Briggins' Magic Blood is a Chapman University Thesis film about a turn-of-the-Century Snake Oil Salesman who discovers his blood has miraculous healing properties after a disgruntled customer takes his revenge. Unfortunately, Chester learns that immortality is not all it's cracked up to be. The short film written in the vein of classic American Gothic Horror, was shot primarily on the historic Paramount Ranch in the Agoura Hills Area of California and embodied an authenticity not often seen at the Student Film level.
NAZIS AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
Researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a team of masked storm troopers. They are dragged deep underground to a hidden continent in the center of the earth. Here Nazi survivors, their bodies a horrifying patchwork of decaying and regenerated flesh, are planning for the revival of the Third Reich.
Another Grad. production, this time from USC, Welles was a short about a reporter interviewing the famed Orson Welles at the height of his thespian powers and obsessed with filming a version of Shakespeare's MacBeth. I play the reporter's photographer side-kick, a man intimidated by and out of his depth with the acclaimed actor/director. The stills highlight the director's attempt at Chiascuro style.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE/THE FUR IS GONE
The Actor's Co-Op production of P&P was truly unique. I played Mr. Collins, the uptight Parson, one of many suitors to the eligible whip-smart Elizabeth. The production doubled as the second season of a web-series called The Fur is Gone which detailed the backstage hi-jinx of a neurotic cast of actors.