What is your first memory of seeing a film?
Probably one of the first films I can remember seeing in a theater was Back to the Future in the 1980s. It was such a great job by the cinematographer. I can still watch that entire series of films over and over again today.
What Fandom is your guilty pleasure?
I've always been a fan of professional wrestling. Not todays pro wrestling but the old school stuff from the 80s and 90s. I love posting gifs or videos of wrestling stuff on facebook in response to a comment.
If you were stuck on a desert island, which three films would you take with you?
Running Down a Dream Tom Petty Documentary 2007
Above the Law with Steven Seagal
Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger
What does Legion M mean to you?
I've been a filmmaker since 2007. I own my own production company and make a lot of films. Legion M is a chance to expand my networking and meet other filmmakers, actors and more and hopefully one day work on larger scale projects other than indie films. As an investor, It's also a pretty cool thing to say you are a co-owner of a Hollywood studio with people like Stan Lee and other Hollywood big names.
What do you do for a living?
I own a production company called Videography Services LLC & Live Bands Touring. I film a lot of local bands in Connecticut but I also work on indie films, make documentaries, produce high school sports live feeds for the NFHS Network, and do legacy tape to digital conversions. I also work on two monthly public access TV Shows here in Connecticut. One is about local bands called LBT TV (Live Bands Touring TV) and the other is about people who have made an impact in their town but has mostly been local sports heroes and it's called Hometown Heroes.
What are some of your hobbies?
I like to play guitar. Go see concerts. I love technical stuff and tech toys and what not. I'm very technically inclined and good with computers. And I love to edit almost anything. Editing is one of my passions and I just have so much fun with it.
What's your favorite genre?
My favorite genre of films is definitely action. I love documentaries too. But I also enjoy the others such as comedy or romance.
What, in your definition, is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your life so far?
Hmmm.....good question. I've done some pretty crazy stuff. One of the more crazier things i’ve done is when I was in Ireland on Inis Mor' island my best friend Dana Price dragged me way out onto the middle of the island to see the blow holes. I have a fear of heights and he kept making me go further into the blow holes. Blow holes are where ocean water comes up from under the island and creates a fountain effect. I was so scared sitting on the edge of the blow hole knowing the water could erupt at any second.
Do you have a favorite Director or Actor whose work you admire and gravitate towards?
I love what Matt Damon and Ben Affleck did with Good Will Hunting as far as directing goes. And I'm definitely a big fan of Matt Damon as an actor. I’m also a fan of Russell Crowe as an actor and director. Love him in A Beautiful Mind. But I also like all the greats such as Spielberg or george lucas.
Light Side or Dark Side?
Light Side.......I am with Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.
Do you have a favorite book you’ve read? Or favorite author?
One of my favorite books I've ever read was the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It was a such a sad and beautiful story. I'm not a big reader. However, I recently worked on a film with an award winning indie film director and I bought his book. His name is Chris Esper and his book is called "The Filmmaker's Journey" Or what nobody tells you about the industry. It has been a great read and proving invaluable to my video work.
What story would you love to see adapted to film that hasn’t already been done? How about one that was a total fail that you wish someone else would take a stab at?
I can think of so many films that would be based on real stories that would make great films. Many of them from my own experiences in my life. I've been lucky enough to have lived a pretty extraordinary life. I've done so many cool and fun things I couldn't name just one film. I also don't want to give away any of my thoughts so someone steals my idea lol.