Acting to me is the most enjoyable art form, probably because it’s the only one where I don’t embarrass myself; then again sometimes I do, but whatever. I’m an ok singer, can play some guitar, can’t draw to save my life and my writing is, well you decide.
Robert Redford said, “Whether it’s a Painting, or a Song, or a Film, a work of art can nudge us to a new way of seeing and sometimes, even to a new way of being.” Film and TV (and art in general) allow viewers to experience a new point of view with new thoughts in new places - with the ability to teach, inspire, an influence millions.
Here are some of the projects that I’m MOST proud of so far:
Kidnapped for Christ is a documentary that I’m Executive Producing, along with Lance Bass and a team of others. In a nutshell, there are institutions all over the world that use a facade of “love and religion” to physically and emotionally abuse adolescents. We are exposing one of these places in hopes that it will lead to the shutting down of many more. (More info @ www.kidnappedforchrist.com)
I Do is a Feature Film w/ Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Alicia Witt, Maurice Compte, David W. Ross, and more. I play “Craig,” a good friend of “Jack Edwards,” David’s character. This film has a wonderfully political message about family, love, and equal rights. (www.idothemovie.com)
Operation Cupcake is a TV Movie on the Hallmark Channel. Here I was lucky enough to act with my childhood heroes Dean Cain (I’m not-so-secretly obsessed w/ Superman) and Kristy Swanson (was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The film is very much about family and working through problems as a (military) unit.
Black Hearts makes the list because it is the first Feature Film where I am both an Actor and a Producer. The cast/crew were a lot of fun and the experience was invaluable. I play a co-dependent Guido with confidence issues. Enough said. (www.blackheartsthemovie.com)
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