I'm a writer based in Los Angeles, originally from New York City. My first comedy pilot, TODAY'S SPECIAL, was produced after being crowd-funded and became an official selection at the New York TV Festival, SeriesFest, Long Beach Indie and Hoboken International, where it won the jury award for Best TV Pilot. On the heels of the pilot, I ventured into features with TANDEM which was optioned by Manhattan Productions. In 2018, my script APARTMENT STORY was awarded Best Short Script at ISA's Table Read My Screenplay: Hollywood. This was a turning point, for the team at ISA connected me with industry veterans who helped me both sharpen my skills and soften the landing when I (finally) made the move out west. Later that year, I attended the Austin Film Festival as a 2nd-rounder with my half-hour pilot, THE END TIMES, and would return to AFF the following year with a co-written feature script, REARRANGED, which went on to win Best Comedy Feature Script.
Born the middle child of two classical musicians, I unwittingly embraced that middle-child stereotype as the mediator, observer, and straight man. I began screenwriting for the simple (and perhaps, selfish) reason of wanting to make people laugh, for I felt I could do that, and doing that made me feel good. I soon learned that good writing demands so much more than what comes easiest, however. It pushes me to be honest and relentless, a challenge I've embraced because this describes not just what I strive to be as a writer, but also as a person.
Though my scripts have spanned from shorts to half-hours to features, I've focused my attention on TV comedy. I want to work alongside other writers who are more experienced and talented than I am so as to push myself to reach my full potential.