- Tell us something about yourself, your background:
I am originally from the Pacific Northwest where I first became interested in the entertainment industry. Seattle is known for not only it’s innovative businesses such as Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, etc but also its vibrant art and music scene. I have been involved in the indie film community for years and have worked up and down the west coast in numerous film, television, and commercial projects. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, my work involved travelling mostly between Seattle and Los Angeles, but the lockdown in L.A. created the opportunity to focus on my production company, a virtual talk show, and studying for a degree in digital marketing. I completed my associates June 2021 and am on track to graduate with my bachelors in June 2022.
- List your ventures with a brief explanation of each:
Acting – I started acting at a young age and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of genres and work with incredible industry professionals. I’m grateful to have been mentored in a community that values creativity and the mindset of “Don’t wait, create” drives entrepreneurship and challenges people, including me, to work hard and to pursue business goals. Since that time, I have been able to accumulate over 70 TV and Film credits. Some of my recent projects include “My Summer as a Goth,” “Woodstock or Bust,” and one of the most recent is a film coming out next year with Kelly Sullivan called “Martingale”.
Directing – A big part of growing up in a filmmaking community is being able to see the industry from all different sides. My first experience with directing came when I won a grant from Adobe to create a project about a social cause. I partnered with two non-profit organizations; Emerald City Pet Rescue and P.A.W.S and created the film Missing. I was so fortunate to have a lot of my filmmaking friends collaborate with me. Since then, I have directed 5 more films and was named Best Director at the Palena Film Festival in Palena, Italy for “Missing” and nominated at the Young Artist Academy Awards for directing the film “Enigmatic.”
Hosting – Another area that I have become involved with in the last few years has been hosting of shows and events. I have been a guest on several industry panels and have hosted awards shows, red carpet and other industry events. I host and produce a talk show web series called “The Lightning Hour” along with two of my friends and colleagues in Los Angeles.
- How/Why did you start as an entrepreneur? What set you off?
Producing – My start as an entrepreneur came with the formation of a production company called RPMMarTan Productions which has produced nine films to date. This momentum continued through the COVID-19 lockdown with the launch of “The Lightning Hour” talk show web series. The show features interviews with industry professionals who share about their journey in the field of entertainment, the impacts of the pandemic on them personally, and the charities that they support. The Lightning Hour is hosted on YouTube and has completed its second season.
- Tell us where you are currently:
I am currently working to expand my work in the entertainment industry by helping businesses and individuals apply digital marketing techniques designed to enhance their market visibility.
- Website, Social media and Video links:
Website: Click HERE
LinkedIn: Click HERE
Imdb: Click HERE
Video links: Click HERE
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