It's not about the idea. It's about the execution.
I was born in Hoboken, NJ and raised in Union City, NJ. I experimented in different mediums of writing, such as poetry and journalism, until finally settling in screenwriting. I attended New York Film Academy to study screenwriting while also assisting on several independent film projects for MOJOCreative Group. After completing the screenwriting program in 2009, I co-founded Sunnyside Down Productions with a couple of my filmmaker friends. With my Sunnyside team, we made multiple award-winning indie films of all genres such as drama, action, and comedy.
In early 2011, I co-founded C.G.O. & G.ORE Entertainment, LLC with my brother. We produced many short films from horror to comedy to romance such as the award-winning films "Adhesive Love," "Mixed Signals," and “Based on True Events.” My latest short film, “The Hunted,” is currently making its rounds in the film festival circuit and has garnered multiple awards.
In June 2018, I was honored to have been a recipient for the Union City Artist Award for Excellence in Filmmaking. I am currently working on several scripts, one of which will be my next project under a new production team, GORE Pictures.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    The Hunted2018
    Short
    The Smiling Phantasm2017
    Short
    Adhesive Love2014
    Short
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    The Hunted2018
    Short
    The Smiling Phantasm2017
    Short
    Mixed Signals2014
    Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Based on True Events2016
    Short
    Mixed Signals2014
    Short
Official Selection
The Hunted
Indie Horror Film Festival
DeKalb, IL
2019
Official Selection
The Hunted
Reels of the Dead
Las Vegas, Nevada
2019
2nd Place Winner - Suspense/Thriller Short
The Hunted
The International Horror Hotel
Hudson, Ohio
2019
Best Horror Winner, Nominated for Best Director, and Best Actor
The Hunted
Point Lookout Film Festival
Point Lookout, New York
2019
Official Selection
The Hunted
Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival
McKees Rocks, PA
2019
Official Selection
The Hunted
New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
Atlantic City, NJ
2019
Best Horror/Thriller Film Winner, Nominated for Best Actor in Horror, and Best Actress in Horror
The Hunted
The Brightside Film Festival
Jersey City, NJ
2019
Official Selection
The Hunted
LA Short Scares Film Fest
Santa Monica, CA
2019
Finalist, Best Makeup Winner
The Hunted
Olympus Film Festival
Studio City, CA
2019
CTEA Recipient for Creepy Actor/Actress Peformance Winner
The Hunted
Creepy Tree Film Festival
Salem, Oregon
2019
Best Actor Winner, Best Original Concept Winner, Nominated for Best Short, Best Badass, Best Special Effects Makeup, and Best Gore
The Hunted
Independent Horror Movie Awards
2019
CTEA Recipient for Creepy Commercial Appeal Winner
The Smiling Phantasm
Creepy Tree Film Festival
Salem, Oregon
2019
3rd Place Winner in Horror Short Films Category
The Hunted
80 Screams International Film Festival
Rootstown, Ohio
2018
Finalist, Best Supporting Actress Winner, Best Makeup SFX Winner
The Hunted
NoHu International Shorts Film Festival
Union City, NJ
2018
Official Selection
The Hunted
Bloodstained Indie Film Festival
Tokyo
2018
Nominated for Best Short Short
The Smiling Phantasm
Brightside Tavern Short Film Festival
Jersey City, NJ
2018
Nominated for Best NJ Drama
Based on True Events
"Hang Onto Your Shorts" Film Festival
Asbury Park, NJ
2018
Nominated for Best NJ Drama, Nominated for Best Actress, Nominated for Best Supporting Actor
Based on True Events
Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival
Jersey City, New Jersey
2017
Best Local Film Award Winner
Based on True Events
Golden Door International Film Festival
Jersey City, NJ
2017
Best New Jersey Film Award Winner, Nominated for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Editing.
Based on True Events
NJ Horror Con and Film Festival
Iselin, NJ
2017
Finalist
Based on True Events
NoHu International Short Film Festival
Union City, NJ
2017
Nominated for Best NJ Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy
Mixed Signals
Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival
Asbury Park, NJ
2016
Nominated for Best Local Short, Best Short Short, Best Actor in a Comedy, and Best Actress in a Comedy
Mixed Signals
Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival
Jersey City, NJ
2016
Nominated for Best Local Short, Best Actress in a Short
Adhesive Love
Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival
Jersey City, NJ
2016
Nominated for Best NJ Drama, Best Actress in a Long Short
Adhesive Love
Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival
Asbury Park, NJ
2016
Best Romantic Comedy Short, Best Actor
Mixed Signals
NoHu NYC International Film Festival
New York, New York
2014
3rd Place Winner
Mixed Signals
NoHu International Short Film Festival
Union City, New Jersey
2014
Best Dramatic Short
Adhesive Love
NoHu NYC International Film Festival
New York, New York
2014
2nd Place Winner, Best Actor, Best Actress
Adhesive Love
NoHu International Short Film Festival
Union City, New Jersey
2014
College
New York Film Academy
Screenwriting
2009
Birth Date
January 26, 1988
Nickname
Gore
Birth City
Hoboken, NJ
Current City
West New York, NJ
Hometown
Union City, NJ
Height
5'6"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
"To make a great film, you need three things - the script, the script, and the script." - Alfred Hitchcock
It's not about the idea. It's about the execution.