I'm one of those multi-hyphenate people that seem to be all
the rage these days, I'll avoid the hyphens in favour of good-old-fashioned
commas, okay? I consider myself to be a professional screenwriter,
independent filmmaker, novelist, playwright, and artist.
As a filmmaker, I've written, directed
and produced 5 short films which have traveled to festivals
around the world. My second short, Coming
to Terms, has won numerous awards and accolades,
including the American Library Association's 2002 Booklist
of Recommended Videos for Young Adults. I'm also a successful
screenwriter whose work can be seen on Seasons III, IV and
V of Showtime's hit cable series, Queer
as Folk. In addition, I'm always working on a variety
of feature film projects -- either on spec or on commission.
In the realm of theatre, my first play,
Sir Richard Wadd,
Pornographer, premiered at the 2005 Toronto Fringe
Festival. I have several other stage scripts completed or
in progress and they are slowly creeping toward production.
As a novelist, I recently excavated my
very first manuscript, Kingdoms
of Daaskmere, from the bottom of my files. Finished
when I was just 22 years old, the fantastical epic is written
completely in verse and is constructed as an elaborate allegory
to symbolize the first 18 years of my burgeoning identity.
I'm currently working on a second novel, which is adapted
from a screenplay I wrote many moons ago...
As an artist, I've long enjoyed drawing
& painting. I completed 5 large paintings specifically
for the animation sequence of my first film, Paradise
Attempted, and have made available for sale to the
public a poster-print of one of my most detailed pen &
ink drawings, Gothic.
Currently, I'm happily investigating the artistic potential
of portraiture -- in mosaic.