I am a freelance Producer and Director specializing in Documentary and Reality TV. I find humans fascinating, and I believe that everyone has a story to tell. I’ve worked in the television industry for a decade, and I would love to work with you!
Television & Film Credits
Field Producer – “The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms” S1 (2017)
- Series following a Hawaii-based mobile farm veterinarian. Buckeye treats animals including pigs, goats, horses, cows, dogs and cats on the islands of Kauai and Maui.
- Produced/directed a 13 week, multi-camera shoot on location in Hawaii; Served as only producer on set, and conducted all interviews for the 8 episode run.
NatGeo Wild – ITV / Leftfield Pictures
Field Producer – “Love & Vets” S1 (2016)
- Series following veterinarians in two busy Atlanta animal hospitals, including a 24 Hour ER. Also followed a veterinarian family’s home life.
- Produced/directed cases in Emergency Room & operated camera (Sony PMW-500/300).
NatGeo Wild – Half Yard Productions
Field Producer – “Deadliest Place on Earth” (2016)
- Filmed on location throughout Australia on a special about victims of deadly animal attacks, including Great White Sharks, Kangaroos and Box Jellyfish.
- Produced/directed stories throughout Australia, worked with talent, and operated camera (Canon C300).
Animal Planet – Red Rock Films
Producer – VRLIVE (360° Virtual Reality Concert Videos) (2016)
- Produced promotional videos for Samsung’s “Gear 360” VR Video Camera. Worked on location at Lollapalooza Music Festival, and directly with musicians and advertising agency.
- Operated 360 VR camera, and managed multiple shooters. Produced Helicopter and Drone shoots over Lollapalooza festival and various other difficult specialty shots (on stage, cable car, gyroscope, in crowd).
Producer / Director – “Untitled Onion Rings Documentary” / American Food Legends (2015 – 2016)
- Directed and produced on location in the Midwest for documentary pilot series exploring myths and folklore in America’s restaurant industry. The subject of the pilot was the search for the world’s greatest onion rings.
Capp Bros. Productions
Field Producer – “The Incredible Dr. Pol” S3 – S9 (2013 – 2015)
- Top rated NatGeo Wild series about a farm veterinarian in Central Michigan.
- Produced & directed stories on medical emergencies involving farm animals and pets.
- Worked on Seasons 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9; and “Calling Dr. Pol”, a spin-off on the CW Network.
NatGeo Wild – National Geographic Television
Field Producer – “The Legend of Sheriff Gus Skinner” Pilot (2012)
- A&E pilot about a rough-and-tumble Sheriff in rural McCreary County, Kentucky.
- Field produced on location; filmed cop ridealongs and busts, as well as crime recreations.
A&E – Skip Film
Field Producer – “JAIL” S3 (2012)
- Series following inmates from their initial booking through their first night in jail. Produced by Langley Productions of “Cops” fame.
- Produced/directed on location in county jails in Portland, OR and Reno, NV.
Spike – Langley Productions
Field Producer / Shooter – PopSugar.com (2012)
- Produced and shot various segments in Los Angeles fashion industry (e.g.: Christian Louboutin shoes event) and entertainment (e.g.: red carpet events). Worked on location with hosts for PopSugar’s online entertainment and fashion portal.
Segment Producer – “American Underworld” S1 (2011)
- Discovery Channel series investigating underground and criminal subcultures around the U.S.. Produced by The Incubator.
- Worked with law enforcement officers and governments to produce segments dealing with illegal activities such as prostitution, drug use and theft.
Discovery – The Incubator
Field Producer / Shooter – MTV.com (2011)
- Produced and shot various music and entertainment segments for MTV.com. Worked with talent on location around Los Angeles, operated camera and worked as a “one man band” shooter and producer for MTV’s online music news and entertainment website.
Editor – TBWA\Chiat\Day & Beachmint (2011)
- Edited various online advertising / promotional packages for Beachmint (“Silicon Beach” Fashion E-Commerce startup in Santa Monica) and TBWA\Chiat\Day (advertising company). Worked primarily in Final Cut Pro.
- Projects include: Mary Kate & Ashley Olson promo videos for Beachmint’s new fashion line; VISA Credit Card promo videos; “Effie Awards” Entry for TBWA\Chiat\Day.
Field Producer – “Brad Meltzer’s DECODED” S1 (2010)
- History Channel series following a team of investigators solving historical mysteries.
- Field produced five hour-long episodes and managed shoots in 8 different states.
- Researched, developed stories, found and booked experts, and worked with talent.
History – Go Go Luckey! Entertainment
Segment Producer – “The Lazy Environmentalist” S2 (2009 – 2010)
- Environmental series highlighting easy and cost-effective ways of going green.
Sundance – Free Range Media
Web Producer – New Horizons Pictures / Roger Corman (2009)
- Built a new online multimedia site for Roger Corman’s library of over 400 cult classic films.
Producer / Web Developer – Last Lantern Productions (2009)
- Produced various client-based video, photography & web projects for L.A. based production company led by South Korean filmmaker Changhee Chun.
Shooter/Producer – “Flip That House” S2 – S4 (2006 – 2008)
- Field produced, conducted interviews for TLC’s top rated home renovation series. Produced by Actual Reality Pictures.
TLC – Actual Reality Pictures
Shooter/Producer – “Hope For Your Home” S1 (2008)
- Reality series about the U.S. mortgage crisis, produced by Actual Reality Pictures.
TLC – Actual Reality Pictures
Shooter/Producer – “Greenovate” S1 (2008)
- TV series about renovating homes to make them more eco-friendly. Produced, directed and shot segments as a “one man band” shooter/producer on location.
Planet Green – Actual Reality Pictures
Production Assistant – “Date My Ex: Jo & Slade” S1 (2007)
- Reality TV dating competition, featuring cast members of “Real Housewives of Orange County.”
Bravo – Evolution Film & Tape
Editor – IB Productions (2007)
- Lead editor of Ithaca College video admissions campaign: “How I See IC”
Production Assistant – Actual Reality Pictures (2006)
- On set, post-production and office intern for Actual Reality Pictures (arp.tv); hired as full-time PA after completing internship.
- Worked on the following reality tv shows: “Flip That House” (TLC); “Do Or Dice” (Bravo); “The Dave Ramsey Project” (CBS); “126 Rivington” (HBO); “30 Days” With Morgan Spurlock (FX)
Production Intern – “Welcome To Paradise” (2006)
- Independent feature film produced on the Sony Pictures lot.
Sony Pictures / Out of Pocket Films
Assistant Editor – Log In Productions (2005)
- Independent documentary production company in Spencer, NY. (logtv.com)
- Assistant editor for feature-length documentaries: “Borderline”, “The Legacy of Jedwabne”, “Portraits of Emotion”, “Eco-Village”
- Ithaca College – Bachelor of Science, Television & Radio (May, 2007)
- Concentration in Video Production; Minors in Screenwriting & Audio Production
- Cumulative GPA: 3.85 – Magna Cum Laude
- Recipient of the Park Scholarship – full ride to Roy H. Park School of Communications.
- Produced “The Race” for Ithaca College Television – Award winning student version of The Amazing Race; Directed a crew of 70 & edited 200 hours of footage into 10 hour-long episodes. Received national press and viewed by tens of thousands of online fans.
- Teacher’s Assistant (2006 – 2007) – Instructed students and aided professors in Nonfiction Production and Experimental Video courses at Ithaca College.
- Owego Free Academy – High School Diploma with Honors (May, 2003)
- Salutatorian of OFA Class of 2003.
- Event planning company I co-founded in 2008. We run custom events based on popular Reality TV formats like Survivor, The Amazing Race, Big Brother and The Mole, ranging from 10 to 300 participants.
- Specializing in both public (“Urban Hunt”) and private events (parties, corporate retreats).
Reality Rush, LLC – Owner and Founder (realityrush.com)
- Developer and designer of over 30 websites for a wide range of clients. For examples of my
work, please see my web portfolio.
- Specialties: WordPress development; eCommerce sites; Amazon Storefronts
Web Developer – Freelance, 1998 – Present
- Competed in charity rallies organized by The Adventurists; Raised more than $10,000 for S.O.S. Children’s Villages, The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and Cool Earth.
- Volunteer instructor and video producer for the Ethiopian public education agency.
- Trained Ethiopian video producers on the use of production equipment.
- Produced a short documentary about EMA, which aired over Ethiopian satellite TV.
Volunteer & Charity Work
Mongol Rally (2011) & Mototaxi Junket (2014)
Educational Media Institute – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2006)
- I am a “Preditor” and jack-of-all-trades when it comes to film and television, comfortable with the creative, social and technical elements of production. I can plan, shoot and edit as a one-man-band, or direct and lead an entire crew.
- Video cameras: Canon C300, C100, XF100, 5D & 7D – video and still photography; Sony EX3, PD150 V1U; Panasonic HVX & DVX; JVC GY Series.
- Video editing software: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro (7 & X), Vegas Video, Avid, Avid Express DV
- Television Studio: Grass Valley Kayak switcher, Chyron CG, studio audio & cameras
- Screenwriting: Experience writing scripted television, features and Reality TV scripts.
- Graphics software: Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, Illustrator, Lightroom
- Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Adobe InDesign
Travel & Language
- Produced television shoots overseas, and in sixteen different U.S. States.
- Extensive international travel experience, including travel to more than 40 countries.
- Speak basic level Spanish; 6 years of training.
Honors & Awards
- 2014 – Completed Mototaxi Junket (mototaxi.therubberduckies.com)
- 2011 – Completed Mongol Rally (therubberduckies.com)
- 2008 – College Broadcasters Inc. Award for “Best Special Broadcast” (The Race)
- 2007 – Ithaca College Television-Radio Dept. “Senior of the Year”
- 2007 – ICTV “Senior of the Year” and “Outstanding Commitment”
- 2007 – Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership
- 2006 – Inducted to Phi Kappa Phi & Lambda Pi Eta communications honor societies
- 2005 – College Broadcasters Inc. Award for “Best Student Media Website” (ictv.org)
- 2003 – Ithaca College Park Scholar Award (full ride scholarship to Ithaca College)
- 2003 – Eagle Scout Rank, Boy Scouts of America
- 2003 – Salutatorian of Owego Free Academy high school class of 2003.