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!
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
Lady Lightning is a web-pilot Written and Produced by Erik Linthorst (Come As You Are) about Phil, a young man who makes a wish on a statue for Super Powers. However, things don't turn out quite the way he envisioned.
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.