Writing and directing challenging films for an intellectual audience
Voice Over, 2018. Short film. A German syncro-dubber is caught in a battle of the wills with the English-speaking actor whose voice he replaces. Written by Jörn Linnenbröker, directed by Emily Manthei; in post-production.
Transnationals. Feature screenplay.Three Asian-American adoptees return to their birth countries to face their family, culture, and identity. Feature screenplay was a finalist at the 2016 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest and 2017 Oaxaca Film Festival. In development.
Traumwerkstatt, 2018. Short film. An experimental film conjuring the ghosts of an anxiety dream. Produced during Kino Datsche 2018.
Being Green, 2010. Short film. Consumers asked to “plead green” are faced with their own hypocrisy.
Developing, 2011. Short film. A battle of two engineers to bring sanitation to their rural Bengali village. Distributed for educational purposes with a charity in Bangladesh.
As If It Were Nothing, 2005. Short film. “The greatest danger, that of losing oneself, can pass off in the world as if it were nothing.” -Soren Kierkegaard. Premiered at the Dam Short Film Festival in 2005.
Vergangenheitsbewältigung, 2016. Short film. When a young man is approached by his distant cousin about looking into their shared family history, he must decide whether he is ready to make peace with the past. Screened at La Femme, Best Film Awards, Manchester Lift-Off Film Festivals 2017; Berlin Short Film Festival 2018. Feature project based on the short currently in development with Angry Hamster Productions.
In Visible Ink.Feature screenplay. An ex-gang member flees El Salvador to find a new family in Los Angeles, but his past is always catching up with him.Feature screenplay, quarter-finalist in the 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Based on the documentary “Beyond the Past,” this feature is in development. Please request password to view the documentary.
Just Plain Dead, 2015. Web series. Beneath the surface of a classic film noir, a campy mystery in which all the usual suspects have something to hide. Click to see more.
Passion is Accurate, by The Kills. An unofficial music video by The Undertwins.
Fair, 2011. Short film. A construction worker at an amusement park and a question of justice. Distributed for educational purposes with a charity in Bangladesh.