Finding My Filmmaking Roots in Vermont

It’s been a while since I moved to Vermont, I was excited to join the Vermont Production Collective, a community of creative professionals working together to produce films and other media projects in the state. As someone who has dabbled in filmmaking over the years, I’m looking forward to collaborating with other local artists and finally creating some new work of my own.

Back in the early 2000s, I made a short film called Tricks that I’ve always wanted to re-edit and polish up. It was an amateur production made on a tiny budget, but I’m still proud of what my team and I were able to accomplish at the time. I learned so much through that process about writing, directing, and editing that I hope to apply to future projects.

In addition to my own short films, I’ve worked in production roles on some bigger projects over the years. I was an associate producer on the graffiti documentary Bomb It 2 and have contributed to hundreds of commercials and ads since the late 90s. Those experiences in particular taught me a lot about working efficiently on a tight timeline and budget while still delivering quality results.

As I settle into the Vermont film community, my mind keeps going back to those early days. I’m feeling newly inspired to revisit old ideas and finally produce some of the scripts and stories I’ve had scribbled in notebooks over the years. With the resources of the Vermont Production Collective and the beautiful backdrops of the Vermont landscape, I’m excited to see what I might create here. Stay tuned for updates on any new projects! And if you get a chance, check out my early short film Tricks to see where this journey began.

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