When I was 5, I won the "Gong Show" at summer camp with an imitation of Charlie Chaplin slipping on a banana peel, repeatedly.
I was having so much fun that I forgot where I was, and the judges had to pull me off the stage.
I've been making plays and movies ever since...
My Friend Dahmer is my fourth feature. It's based on the award-winning graphic novel of the same name.
Previous features How He Fell In Love (Orion Pictures/Monument Releasing) starring Matt McGorry and Amy Hargreaves, Harvest (Monterey Media) a NY Times Critics’ Pick with Robert Loggia and Barbara Barrie, and Approaching Union Square (Sundance Channel) are all very different from this one, but at the same time demonstrate his consistent commitment to richly detailed, heartfelt character-driven stories.
Born in the ‘70s, I grew up in Cortlandt Manor, NY and graduated from Hendrick Hudson High. I'm the son of a tax attorney and real estate broker. I missed an open goal in my high school’s State Semi-Final soccer match against Hewlett, Long Island. I wrote about that humiliating moment, which was in essence the start of my creative writing future.
Favorite films that influenced me during high school were Amacord, My Life As A Dog, The Last American Virgin, and The Shining.
I live with my wife & producing partner Jody Girgenti and our daughter in Brooklyn, NY.
I'm represented by the United Talent Agency and Aperture Entertainment in Los Angeles.