Studied filmmaking at the College of San Mateo. Film Instructor was Jay Rosenblatt.
Became a freelance photographer-videographer and captured weddings, special events, indie documentaries, and indie music videos, corporate videos, etc.
In 2012 I was working on a feature film, shooting behind the scenes when two armed men came over and one of them knocked me over. He had his gun pressed against my neck and stole my camera and lens. I spent another three years saving up my money and bought the Canon EOS Mark 3 camera and film-related gear.
So far I have directed eighteen short films and selected over 65 film festivals including Long Island International Film Expo and Frozen Film Festival. I have also won awards from some of my short films including "Callmeister," "Selfies Fever," and "His Good Wife."
Official Selection
Sugarbug
Kids First! Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Ham Jam
LaFF-VIN Laughter Film Festival Vincennes, IN
Vincennes
2019
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Kids First! Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Callmeister
Sunny Side Up Film Festival
Oklahoma
2019
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Monarch Film Festival
Pacific Grove
2019
Official Selection
I Heart Dolores
Kids First! Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
Joy House Film Festival
Sydney
2018
Nominated "Children section"
Good For One Free Hug
Short to the Point International Film Festival
Bucharest
2018
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
The $2 Dollar Festival
New Jersey
2018
Nominated Best Music Video
Good For One Free Hug
Birmingham Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
Kids First! Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
The MY HERO International Short Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Lost Track
Caldas Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Lost Track
Other Venice Film Festival
Veince Beach, CA
2018
Best Music Video - Finalist
Lost Track
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2018
Best Music Video (Platinum Award)
Lost Track
Firefly Film Competition
Los Angeles
2018
Best Romantic Comedy Award
His Good Wife
New York Film Awards
New York, New York
2018
Official Selection
Sugarbug
Caldas Film Festival
Award: Best Dark Comedy
Christmas Shit
New York Film Awards
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
Best Short Comedy Gold Award and Best Actress Bronze Award
Christmas Shit
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Los Angeles, California
Best Actress Award
Christmas Shit
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Sugarbug
Los Angeles Film Awards
Official Selection
Bi Me
Festigious Film Festival
Official Selection
Bi Me
Top Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
Ham Jam
San Diego International Kids Film Festival
San Diego
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Florence Film Awards
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Long Island International Film Expo
Long Island
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Independent Shorts Awards
Burbank
Semi-Finalist
Christmas Shit
Hyperwave Film Awards
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Caldas Film Festival
Honorable Mention Award - Best Microfilm
Ham Jam
Top Shorts Online Film Festival
Official Selection
Callmeister
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Callmeister
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
San Francisco
Honorable Mention Award - Best Comedy Short
Christmas Shit
Independent Shorts Awards
Official Selection
Callmeister
Indie Short Fest
Finalist
Callmeister
Oniros Film Awards
Silver Award: Best Microfilm
Callmeister
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Callmeister
Caldas Film Festival
Best Microfilm Award
Callmeister
New York Film Awards
Best Comedy/Best Actress Paige Laree Poucel
Callmeister
West Coast International Film Festival
Official Selection
Callmeister
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Other Venice Film Festival
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
IndieX Film Fest
Gold Award - Best Actress Sara Swain & Gold Award - Best Short Comedy
Selfies Fever
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Platinum Award
Selfies Fever
Hollywood Film Competition
Finalist
Selfies Fever
Florence Film Awards
Best Experimental Award
Selfies Fever
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Kids First! Film Festival
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Buenos Aires International Film Festival
Best Experimental Film award
Selfies Fever
Olympus Film Festival
Finalists - Best Silent Film & Best Experimental Film
Selfies Fever
Oniros Film Awards
Best Experimental Short Film award
Selfies Fever
Global Film Festival Awards
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Independent Shorts Awards
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
I Heart Dolores
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
New York Film Awards
Best Inspirational Short Film
Good For One Free Hug
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
IndieX Film Fest
Official Selection
Addiction
Kids First! Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
Indie Short Fest
Awards of Commendation
Lost Track
Canada Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Nominated Best Actress Award Natalie Mangiante
Addiction
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Lost Track
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Official Selection
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Semi-Finalist
Lost Track
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
His Good Wife
The World's Indpendent Film Festival - San Francisco, California
San Francisco
Official Selection
His Good Wife
Indie Short Fest
Honorable Mention: Duo Award
His Good Wife
Actors Awards
Official Selection
His Good Wife
Jelly Film Fest
Honorable Mention Award: Best Comedy
His Good Wife
Festigious International Film Festival
Los Angeles
Best Short Film (Silver Award)
His Good Wife
NYC Indie Film Awards
Finalist
His Good Wife
Changing Face International Film Festival
Selection
His Good Wife
Cosmic Film Festival
Orlando
Best Romantic Comedy
His Good Wife
Los Angeles Film Awards
Official Selection
His Good Wife
Melbourne City Independent Film Awards
Melbourne
Winner Best Romantic Comedy
His Good Wife
Top Shorts Online Film Festival
Official Selection
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Creepy Tree Film Festival
Short Film "Comedy" - Finalist
His Good Wife
Alternate Film Festival
Honorable Mention Dark Comedy Film Award
His Good Wife
Oniros Film Awards
La Thuile
Best Romantic Comedy Short Film and Nominated Best Actress Rachel Cheng
His Good Wife
Global Film Festival Awards
Award of Merit
His Good Wife
Canada Shorts Film Festival
College
College of San Mateo
Film
High School
Terra Nova High School
Drama
Nickname
SD
Birth City
Torrance
Current City
South San Francisco
Hometown
San Francisco
Height
5'7"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Libra
When Drake was four years old, he held up a small block of wood and pretended it was a camera. His first taste in photography.
"Find what you want to do and then do it because in the end it will all worth it." - My father.