A concert pianist recovering from a brain injury receives a startling omen from above. This short is semi-autobiographical, and stars the legendary actor/improvisor David Pasquesi (VEEP, TJ & DAVE), as well as rising star Ellie Reed, who stars in Netflix's GIRLBOSS. TEN MORE was produced through a grant from DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts' Project Bluelight. It has screened across the United States, and is in consideration for festivals around the world.
As parents with children in the same school district, my partner Anna Maria Hozian and I began to notice how strange and volatile parents can be when it comes to the education of their kids. It also became clear to us that the school as an institution can become a political instrument for some parents. OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN is a web series that captures all of that crazy and frames it in a funny, satirical way that allows parents to say "I know someone like her!" or "I've done that!" In each episode our hero, played by Atra Asdou, finds herself across the table from adults behaving like children, and slowly comes to realize it's not her students who have problems, it's their parents. OPC is currently in consideration for festivals around the world, and seeking a permanent online home.
As a mediocre gamer who has always been obsessed with the dynamics of teams, rock bands, and small groups of people who achieve extraordinary success, I wanted to explore the world of competitive gaming as a proof of concept for a feature film. Disturbed by the Gamergate phenomenon, I also hoped to portray a female gamer who gets the upper hand on her male counterparts. GAMICONOCRON is a broad, farcical look into the world of gaming, and the relationships between team members. At 12 minutes long, the film is a combination of CGI animation and live-action footage, and is currently in post. It stars Tyler Smith and Mo Allen.