For a long time I’ve had a foot in two worlds – the technical and creative – as a Senior Science Educator, Actor and Writer. While I’ve moved into the creative industry, I continue to repay my debt to science through my writing.

People ask me why a science nerd at the top of their game would choose to enter such a world. Exploration. While how the world works, the wondrous diversity of all life-forms on the planet – who are kin and worthy of great respect, remain a life-long source of wonder, exploring the nature of the human animal – from the sublime to delving into the worst aspects of humanity is also compelling.

As actors and writers, we explore and empathize while holding up a mirror to society.

Revealing character via an organic, truthful and empathetic performance sans judgment is to me, the pinnacle of the craft.  I’m there to serve the character and the story in keeping with the Director’s vision. If that means balancing  on the ‘cliff edge’ in every scene in order to win or die trying, so be it.   

As a writer, I’m a creator of worlds and the characters therein.  There’s often an  underlying, hopefully profound, theme. The  Characters find themselves on the brink of despair or in a fleeting state of bliss. Along the way, they reveal their secrets, fears and desires… they triumph or fail. It’s an honor to serve them…and an adventure…    …who said writing was a lonely occupation?

“It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing” – Morgan Freeman

“The camera can film my face, but until it captures my soul, you don’t have a movie” – Al Pacino

“A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling. When a society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates. We need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society “ – Robert Mckee

For a long time I’ve had a foot in two worlds – the technical and creative – as a Senior Science Educator, Actor and Writer. While I’ve moved into the creative industry, I continue to repay my debt to science through my writing.

People ask me why a science nerd at the top of their game would choose to enter such a world. Exploration. While how the world works, the wondrous diversity of all life-forms on the planet – who are kin and worthy of great respect, remain a life-long source of wonder, exploring the nature of the human animal – from the sublime to delving into the worst aspects of humanity is also compelling.

As actors and writers, we explore and empathize while holding up a mirror to society.

Revealing character via an organic, truthful and empathetic performance sans judgment is to me, the pinnacle of the craft.  I’m there to serve the character and the story in keeping with the Director’s vision. If that means balancing  on the ‘cliff edge’ in every scene in order to win or die trying, so be it.   

As a writer, I’m a creator of worlds and the characters therein.  There’s often an  underlying, hopefully profound, theme. The  Characters find themselves on the brink of despair or in a fleeting state of bliss. Along the way, they reveal their secrets, fears and desires… they triumph or fail. It’s an honor to serve them…and an adventure…    …who said writing was a lonely occupation?

“It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing” – Morgan Freeman

“The camera can film my face, but until it captures my soul, you don’t have a movie” – Al Pacino

A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling. When a society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates. We need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society  – Robert Mckee