I enjoy working on side projects, particularly entertainment projects. This is just a taste.
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.