Saudade and verisimilitude.
Some of my fondest childhood memories are on a small tape somewhere in my garage back home in Chicagoland, shot without permission on my mother’s old Sony Hi8 camcorder. I would repeatedly steal it from the living room closet, run out to the backyard, and reenact scenes from Saving Private Ryan—a film I shouldn’t have been watching at five years old. I carried those dreams of portraying heroes into adulthood and ventured to Europe to train as an actor in 2017.
During drama school, I realized that I didn't only want to be in front of the camera, but behind it as well. Each year of my training, I made a short film documenting the memories I made across the pond.
After graduating and arriving back in Chicago in 2020, I founded twoforthewild, an independent film production company, and began working on the application for my master's in film.
After being accepted to ArtCenter College of Design's graduate film program, I moved to LA in 2021 and began the next part of my journey, now one step closer to making the films and portraying the heroes to inspire the next generation of kleptomaniacal yet Spielbergian sons and daughters.
Official Selection
The Gray-Haired Men
Topanga Film Festival
Topanga, California
Best Editing
The Gray-Haired Men
Silicon Beach Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
ArtCenter College of Design
MFA Film
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
BA (Hons) Acting
Birth Date
February 15, 1998
Birth City
Park Ridge, Illinois
Current City
Los Angeles, California
Chicago, Illinois
Eye Color
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
- Bertrand Russell
"A hurt man calls for god, a dying man calls for his mother."
- Unknown
"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
- George Santayana
"Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?"
- SGM Daniel Daly
"A brave man dies but once, a coward many times."
- Native American Proverb
“Every man dies, not every man really lives.”
- Braveheart (1995)
"The rest is silence."
- Hamlet
Saudade and verisimilitude.
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