If I make a film, and if I compose music, it is for the love of creativity and for film and music as art forms, nothing else.
I am a philosopher by profession, with five published books in academia and over a dozen published papers. But my interests extend far wider. My love of classical music in general and pipe organ music in particular began when I was 13 years old and has continued unabated. Put into a special class for musically-gifted students when 10, I began playing piano when 13 and taking piano lessons (Royal Conservatory) when 14. Lacking access to an organ at the time, I began playing pipe organ music (mainly Bach) on the piano. I was a church organist from age 18 to 26. My love of film, however, reaches further back than my love of music and has only grown with time. Some of my favorite filmmakers are Chaplin, Hitchcock, Welles, Bergman, Corman, Coppola, Kubrick, Ken Burns, Eastwood, Tarantino, del Toro, Zombie, and Ed Wood. Recently a paper of mine was published on a hitherto unrecognized connection between Poe and the film Dr. Strangelove. My love of philosophy, by the way, began when I was 20 and I consider my film, "A Night at the Organ," the culmination of all of these loves.

3rd place, Best Experimental Short
A Night at the Organ
International Horror Hotel Film Festival (Spring 2022)
Cleveland Ohio
Winner: Silver Medal (Composition)
A Night at the Organ
Global Music Awards (Winter 2022)
La Jolla, CA
Winner: Best Editing
A Night at the Organ
Top Indie Film Awards (Winter 2022)
Birth Date
March 9, 1957
Birth City
Current City
5' 11"
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Married To
Gemma Maria
"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone -- so far."
-- Marilyn Monroe
"I bet you wish I was a puppet so you could stick your hand up my ass and make me do what you want."
-- Marlon Brando
"It's a living."
-- Bela Lugosi (on always dying in his movies)
"Horror to me, is losing our home as we did. Our home into which I had put all of my savings. Horror, to me, is learning that you cannot influence your Destiny. Horror, to me, is the reptilian sting of the knowledge of my own stupidity, my own lack of foresight, my belief that because I had always worked, I would always work. ... fear lest through your failure, they may go hungry, go cold, go homeless, or be hurt. Fear for those I love—that is what horror means to me."
-- Bela Lugosi
If I make a film, and if I compose music, it is for the love of creativity and for film and music as art forms, nothing else.
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