I went to UCLA right after high school. I was only able to go because I received the Gates Millennium Scholarship that paid my full out-of-state tuition. Thank you Papa Gates. I majored in Political Science with a minor in film and television but all of my work went towards filmmaking.
I helped expand a production company led by students at UCLA where we created short films, handled UCLA marketing videos and covered school events. I helped write/direct/produce short films during college and some of my films were selected to the Big Bear International Film Festival, Beverly Hills Festival, UCLA Short Takes Film Festival and the International Campus Movie Fest Film Festival. Our production company would showcase our work at the end of each year at a red carpet event on campus. Our showcase my senior year had over 1,000 people in attendance.
While in college I interned at Genre Films at the Fox Studio Lot as a development intern and Nash Entertainment as a member of their “writer think tank.” After college, I worked with my college friends on our own freelance production company where we produced commercials shown nationwide and covered events at locations around Los Angeles ranging from the Hollywood Museum to Paramount Studios.
I decided to move to Seattle to take a break from LA and be closer to family. I’ve always wanted to live in Seattle so I figured I would give it a shot. I now live in a Bulgarian gangster’s mansion with a group of friends in a way nicer neighborhood than we deserve. I love to write, go to the movies, music festivals, chai, meditation, Chinese food, exercise, karaoke, skiing, playing pool, ping pong and of course long walks on the beach. I like to stay active and I still have a lot of Seattle to explore.