I began my career as a producer and performer in the arts. Here’s a sample of some of my most beloved projects.
Released the summer of 2017, Adult Scooter was Union Bridge Films "sophomore effort". Not quite as successful as Tiny Backpack, Adult Scooter still garnered the attention of industry insiders and Union Bridge Films was tapped by entertainment agencies as a viable comedy production company. Definitely more exciting things to come from the UBF gang.
Tiny Backpack is the first "single" produced by Union Bridge Films. A little production company that I created with two of my close friends, UBF is a real labor of love and one of the projects I most enjoy playing with. I appear occassionally in our videos, but mostly love playing producer and marketer. My guerrilla comms strategy has paid off. :)
The September Play Project was a theater experiment that I co-produced with my friend Jessica Mazo, who's a spectacular theater educator in NYC. We had playwrights write original 6-minute plays, fully staged them on a rooftop downtown, and, most importantly, gave all of our actors, writers, and directors an equal cut of the ticket sales. It had it's bumps, and we wish we could have paid our artists more, but it was a success and something I am truly proud of.
A Trail to Lions was an original play co-written and co-produced by friend Kit Bihun and myself. It was an odd project in the sense that we pitched the whole show to Ars Nova's Ant Fest before we had written it, which is more of a TV strategy than a theater strategy. We put together a stellar marketing package and the show got picked up. One of the most exciting, glittery, exhilarating projects I'll ever work on - it was directed by powerhouse Kel Haney and also starred the indomitable Jon Levenson.
My first foray into producing - at the tender age of 21 - The Baby Factor was a theater company co-founded by myself and partner Thomas Lacey. We produced a Nicky Silver play as our first production - at a time when physical flyers were still a great way to market local projects.