Director Producer Writer
Spitshine Flicks Productions
2005 - present
Founded the company in 2005 to write, develop, produce and direct original filmed entertainment for TV, Cinema and the Web. Films have screened at the Cannes Int'l Film Festival (2013), Hoboken Int'l Film Festival (2014), Toronto Indie Film Festival (2015), Tokyo Canada's Showcase Festival (2012), as well as on PBS New York Channel 13 (2011), among others.
Vancouver Short Film Festival
2013 - present
Programming Director of the VSFF and, with the Festival Director, make the official selections and program categories.
Raindance International Filmmakers Society
2011 - 2013
Founder / Vancouver Regional Director for the London UK-based, non-profit educational and supporting organization for independent filmmakers.
Institute for International Film Fianancing
2011 - 2013
Hosted and moderated the Vancouver IIFF's monthly panels of film and media experts for the San Francisco based organization.
Various TV Animation Studios
2000 - 2007
Worked in various positions in the animation production pipeline, including storyboard artist, 2D and 3D animator, Flash Builder, Color Artist and Editor, at various studios:
Atomic Cartoons Inc, Vancouver, Canada
Big Bad Boo Studios, Vancouver, Canada
AKA Cartoons Inc, Vancouver, Canada
Ren Zun Guan Gao, Beijing, China
Frames Productions Sdn Bhd - KL, Malaysia
Completed the Film Arts / Studio 58 program for film directing and production.
2003 - 2006
Completed the 2-year Commercial Animation program.
Partially completed the Studio Arts (Fine Arts) program.
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts)
2002 - 2003
Completed the 2D Classical Animation program.
Randy Becker's Indie Producers Bootcamp
NexTV Entertainment 's "Financed to Finished" Indie Producers Bootcamp with Randy Becker and Richard Guay. Ten week conference call intensive workshop with hands-on exercises.
Alex Buono's Visual Storytelling 2
MZed Education for Creatives. Live staging and filming of various settings, including a PMP driving scene. Practice camera movement with new technologies.
Case studies in Production Design.
Vincent Laforet's Directing Motion
MZed Education for Creatives. Live staging and filming of foot-chase action scenes. Hands-on practice with new technologies. Breakdown study of classic films' camera styles.
Stacey Parks's The Producer Incubator Lab
A program from FilmSpecific.com. Webinars, discussions and case studies, with hands-on support in the subjects of film packaging, pre-sales, DIY distribution, sales and marketing.
Dov Simens / Syd Field Masterclass
Case studies and anecdotal advice for producing commercially viable films on a low to micro budget level. Followed by a screenwriting class and personal advice by Syd Field.
Jon Reiss's TOTBO Workshop
Think Outside the Box Office writer Jon Reiss provides insight into digital and DIY distribution and guerrilla film marketing methods.
Jeff Gomez's CBW Workshop
Creating Blockbuster Worlds is a touring workshop given by Starlight Media's Jeff Gomez, a prominent innovator in transmedia storytelling IP marketing.