In December of 2005, I was given a small digital camcorder as a Christmas gift. I had always been drawn to films and theatre, so I decided to start stirring up whatever creativity there was inside of me and began making short films.
After making dozens of shorts in high school, I moved on to Coffevyille Community College to major in theatre, and met many influential people who also had an interest in making films. There I learned to hone my skills and further myself as a director. After graduating from Coffeyville, my troupe and I created our first film which was accepted into a film festival, "Next in Line". The film was accepted into the Timothy Gruver Spotlight on Kansas Filmmakers program for the Tallgrass Film Festival and was very well recieved.
After Coffeyville, my educational journey let me to Avila University to major in Theatre and Film, but was only there for one semester due to financial issues. Although I only spent a few months there, I learned much and created "Light at the End of the Tunnel", an experimental zombie horror film.
Taking a hiatus from school, I began creating more films. The most notable one was "This for That", which was also chosen to be screened at the Tallgrass Film Festival.
Other than making short films, I've been able to undertake other videography projects, such as shooting footage of the destruction from the Greensburg, KS tornado and working with The Naked Gamers on filming interviews with Scrub Club Records and rapper, MC Frontalot.
In June and August of 2010, "This for That" and "Next in Line", were screened on a local television station, KPTS.
When it comes down to it, I am pretty much the sole name of Thespis Productions, but I wouldn't be able to accomplish anything if it weren't for the support and help I recieve from my friends and family. My troupe, which stretches all across the United States, will continue to grow and create new films to stimulate the heart and mind.