The second short I worked on with the talented Jennifer Sanders, this was shot on location at the tony Museum Towers next to the MOMA. Featuring Eric Stromsvold, it’s the story of a traumatized young man whose course of therapy is derailed by an inconsiderate caregiver, and a comically large sandwich. Trivia: Stromsvold’s character of Rich Entwhistle is the pirate guy from my earlier film “The Diagnosis.”
In 2011, I wrote, directed, shot, and edited “The Big Winner,” starring talented improvisers Frank Angelini and Ron Palais as the principles, with supporting help from ACE regular Katrin Hier, Jennifer Sanders, Erik Seims, and Melissa Roth. The title track is RJ-D2′s “The Horror,” kindly used without permission.
After I studied digital filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, I wrote, directed, and cut “Say Hello For Me,” clearly inspired by Larry David and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” ACE regulars Jennifer Sanders and Noel Dinneen play a couple grappling with the tragedy of the trivial, and Eric Stromsvold appears in a small but crucial role as the dramatic prime mover.