As a filmmaker I have made two short films, “Shake It Up and Shake It Down” about Freaknik, Black College Springbreak held in Atlanta, Georgia. My second film, “The Wedding Proposal” not only earned me a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Film from the City College of New York, but won awards and played in over 20 film festivals.
Out of my personal need to find a quiet place to get scripts done, I created “The Stonehouse Residency” for writers and artists. While at The Stonehouse I’m writing and developing several nonfiction and fictional feature films. The first script I’m polishing is a narrative film called, “Swim Freaks” based on my experiences being a teenage lifeguard. This film arose out of my personal essay, “Free Swim” about the act, and aftermath of rescuing a young boy from the pool.