131 West 21st Street New York, New York 10011
Profile: I am filmmaker specialziing in documentary films and and editing narrative and documentary films. For most of my career I edited feature films and long form documentaries. For six years I was a managing partner in a successful production company where I expanded my expertise in post production to complete filmmaking. I directed, produced and supervised the editing of 150 commercial, documentary and reality projects. In the last few years, I have divided my time between various free-lance projects and teaching introductory and advanced video and film editing and video production at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.
Over the course of my career I had the good fortune to live in and work for long periods of time in many foreign countries; South Africa, Beijing, Cambodia, Namibia, Mexico, The Bahamas and most recently Egypt. I have worked in Egypt on two seasons of an hour long dramatic show . I have visited Egypt several times between jobs and I am working on a Video Art Project: 49 Waltzes for Cairo which is part of series of video pieces in an overall project in to shot in 12 cities in various parts of the world. 49 Waltzes for the gated city (Beijing) was shown at the Montclair Art Museum in the spring of 2010. It will be shown at the Segal Gallery at MSU and in the spring of 2013 at the Baryishnikov Center in New York City.
2012 Editor ICE Narrative short Film
2012 Editor LIps Reality series
2012 Filmmaker The Sport of King Documentary
2011 Adjunct Professor, Centenary College. Taught History of Documentary Films
2011 Filmmaker, Marcy Feature Documentary
2010 Editor, Somewhere in Time, Feature Film
2010 Editor, Mighty Fine, Feature Film
2010 Filmmaker, 49 Waltzes for The Sister Cities, Graz, Austria/Montclair, New Jersey
2007-2011 Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University. Taught film and video editing and video production.
2010 Filmmaker, Waltzes for the Gated City, video art Installation for Montclair Art Museum
2010 Editor, DEVO documentary on the sensational, quirky 80’s band
2009-2010 Post Supervisor/Supervising Editor,Lahazat Harega (Critical Moments) Season 2 (32 hour episodes) Cairo, Egypt.
2008 Editor, Director of Photography Beyond the Lens Documentary
2008 Producer, Director, Editor Invisalign Web Spots
2009 Filmmaker, Hearts and Hands documentary on Cambodian Orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia
2006-2007 Outlook Entertainment LH Post Supervisor/Supervising Editor, Lahazat Harega: Season 1.
2005 Director/Editor, Here Family, documentary series
2004 Editor, Voices In Wartime, feature documentary. Palms Springs Film Festival selection.
2003 Editor, The Cutting Edge, feature documentary.
2003 Producer/Director/Editor, The Music in You, documentary, Mattel Entertainment
2002-2009 Magic Circle Media
Worked as managing Partner. Directed produced and edited productions. Clients included: Mattel (Barbie of Swan Lake, The Music in You), Regent Entertainment, IQAir/NorthAmerica, Santa Monica Malibu School System,Wiley Publishing, Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Alcon Industries, Bravo Portraits (“Stockard Channing”)
1995-2002 Creative Entertainment Group Managing Partner
As managing partner, directed, produced, and supervised the editing of over 150 productions. Clients Included: Eastman Kodak, Black and Decker, Telebrands, Full Moon Entertainment, Abandon Entertainment, Discovery Channel, Pennzoil, Microsoft.
1980-2011 Film and Video Editor
30 feature films, including:
Silver Bullet (produced by Dino DeLaurentiis, starring Gary Busey)
Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold (starring Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone and James Earl Jones)
Red Scorpion (starring Dolph Lundgren)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (with Crispin Glover, Corey Feldman)
Missing in Action (starring Chuck Norris and M. Emmett Walsh)
Invasion U.S.A. (starring Chuck Norris)
Prayer of the Rollerboys (Starring Patricia Arquette, Corey Haim, Mark Pelligrino)
Road Ends (starring (Dennis Hopper, Peter Coyote)
Fait Accompli (starring Michael Madsen, Rosanna Arquette)
Cadillac Ranch (Starring Suzy Amis, Chrstopher Lloyd)
Across the Moon (starring Christina Applegate, Elizabeth Pena)
Pros and Cons.(Larry Miller, Delroy Lindo, Tommy Davidson)
Hard Choices (with John Sayles)
The Last Fight (starring Willie Colon, Rueben Blades and Fred Williamson)
Videography(all formats), Writing, Digital Photography, Preproduction, Production and Postproduction organization for features, commercials and documentaries, Budgeting, Teaching, Producing and Directing. Proficient in Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroon.
Languages: French, Spanish, some Arabic.
B.A. Rutgers University