Last looks on 2017

2017's wrapping up.

  • Best part of the year was being best man at my twin brother's wedding. Here we are attending at the season finale for Soon By You earlier this month. 
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  • We wrapped the first season of Soon By You. We've received close to a half a million views in our first five episodes. Earlier this week I did I live Q+A with fans of the series over social media, you can watch it on my facebook page if you'd like.
  • Pickings, a feature film I have a supporting role in, won Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actress, and Best Director at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter posted the trailer a few days back - if you don't blink around the 30 second mark, you can see me getting my face bashed in on a bar after being a prick.
  • Scenes From The Underground progresses. We submitted our working cut to Tribeca and continue to pare down the edit. We're sitting down this week with a CPA to go through the tax incentive paperwork.
  • I had multiple health issues that required minor surgery, which took me out of work longer than I would've liked. Thankfully all is resolved.
  • I've gotten a lot more into writing. Since co-writing Scenes, I've now written a miniseries pilot, which after some sage advice, I adapted into a short film. Wrapped up the second draft of that yesterday. After raising some initial funds, I'm now reaching out to potential members of the creative team to try and get it ready for filming by the first half of next year. I'm also over halfway on the first draft of a feature film, which admittedly has been dragging on about a year longer than intended. At least I've locked the main location for that. I also have a treatment for a webseries which has sat on the backburner for a few months, so looking forward to getting back to that.
  • Having been unsuccessful in securing representation in New York, I've started to look at other markets. I've decided to give New York at least one more year. During that time, I'll continue to make my own work. I don't want to leave, but I think it's important to be aware of when a city doesn't want you as much as you want it. I have family and friends in LA, so that's somewhere I'd like to check out. No decisions made yet, but it's on the table for the first time.

There's a lot of things that don't make it on here, largely because I think it's important to keep a strong separation between personal and professional. What I will say is that this last year has been the most difficult I've had since moving to New York five years ago. I'm looking forward to hitting next year running, so that if I do leave at the end of the year, I can do so with my head held high, knowing that I've given it all I have.

Have a great end of the year. Here's to 2018.