Born, raised, and educated in Ohio, Ethan currently lives in San Francisco. With a religious background, a distinctive political eye, and an interest in queer history, desire, and discourse, Ethan makes up one half of the filmmaking partnership CINEMA~PARMESAN. His 2014 short FURIOUS SAINT JACK & OTTER, ALONE played at over thirty festivals worldwide, winning Best Drama at the Canton Film Festival and the LGBT Honorable Mention Award at the Columbus International Film+Video Festival. It was called “a beautifully shot and exquisitely narrated spoken word tale” by the Wotever DIY Film Festival and was mentioned by the Calgary Herald as one of the “Five to See” at the Fairy Tales Film Festival. His 2016 short DADS won Second Place in the Best Shorts Competition at the Maumee Film Festival, where actress Katie Holmes served as a judge. His most recent short, the iPhone-shot GETTING CLOSER, premiered at the 2021 Wicked Queer Film Festival. It screened at over twenty festivals worldwide, was heralded as “funny, intimate, awkward, tender” by the Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and was selected for digital distribution by HereTV.