I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Comparative World Literature and Film History. In 2011 I played Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire in my first stage role.

From 2012 -2019 I lived in New York City where I  directed original plays as well as produced with The Acting Studio company.

I began shooting my first feature film Vedic Nights in 2017 and it was released on December 21st 2020. A VHS short film version of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is currently in post-production.

Subject matter/interests include: the metropolis as a mental landscape; Vedic philosophy; the etheric realm influencing artists; how language creates one’s worldview; Brazilian Candomblé; storytelling in music; the sky-clock; and overlooked/forgotton history.

Based in Bahia, Brazil

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