Filmmaker, writer, photographer, snappy dresser, hard worker, cheese-maker (okay, not the last one).
I love to learn new things, am constantly trying to absorb new information and exploring my environment. I love finding odd nooks and crannies of the city that no one knows about. I also like sitting around at home.
I can be a bit of a goof, but only after lunch.
Going to Columbia College for film and loving it /probably working on a short film, possibly with stunts and exploding heads or some junk.
When I'm not in school, I write, take photos, slowly teach myself to cook (working on chicken teriyaki taco recipe) and take acting classes.
I sometimes say weird things like 'zappo' and 'bonk.'
Or do that I do that Don Drapper thing where I'll stare off into the distance, turn my head and say something mysterious. I don't actually do this, but imagine if I did!
Holy Motors, The Music Room, The Long Goodbye, The Royal Tenenbaums, Memories of Murder, Metropolis, Playtime, Blade Runner, Airplane!, Rumble Fish, Fallen Angels, Network, Se7en, High Noon, 400 Blows, The Dreamers, The 3rd Man, Jackie Brown, Bicycle Thieves, Wages of Fear, Lawrence of Arabia, Sky Captain, Fargo, Goodfellas, House, Trainspotting, The Conversation, Dark City, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Kagamusha, Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!, Le Samurai, anything by Chaplin, Keaton or the Marx Brothers. I could go on and on and I will at the slightest provocation!
Perfume, Slaughter-House 5, Harry Potter, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Day of the Jackal, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Caves of Steel, Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy, The Power of Myth. The James Bond books were entertainingly outdated.
Recently finished: Carrie — Finally broke my King cherry (I'm not counting his terrific memoir On Writing). I'm usually a total, 100% sucker for the epistolary approach, but it weirdly didn't work for me here, but it's a really fun book none the less.
The Disaster Artist — Greg Sestero's tabloidy tell-all book about the making of The Room: the "greatest bad movie ever made," and its mysterious, bat shit insane creator Tommy Wiseau. It was awesome!
Currently reading: 2666 — Roberto Bolaño's awesome (so far) doorstop about literary scholars from opposite sides of the globe who simultaneously become obsessed with a mysterious German author with an Italian name.
Louie, Game of Thrones, Adventure Time, Star Trek (big time), 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica, House, Flight of the Conchords, Mad Men,The Prisoner, Futurama, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Doctor Who, Extras, Breaking Bad, I Love Lucy, Bob Newheart Show, Taxi, Monty Python, Rescue Me, Arrested Development.
Right now I'm in kind of a Glam Rock phase but the music I listen to is reasonably wide ranging:
Be Your Own Pet, Cab Calloway, Wilco, Decemberists, Springsteen, Wire, Queen, Ennio Morricone, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Dresdon Dolls, New York Dolls,The Who, The Ramones, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, The Clash, Iggy Pop, Meat Loaf, CSNY, Nick Cave, The White Stripes, Buddy Guy, Pixies, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, My Morning Jacket, Wolfmother, Bo Diddley, Nina Simone, Leadbelly, Cat Power, Louie Armstrong, The XX, LCD Soundsystem. I'm always looking for new music to listen to.
NPR is also constantly on in my house.
2. My Cameras (I have two, a 35mm and 120mm, I call them Leon and Matilda)
3. 3rd thing.
5. The sound of crickets on a hot summer night.
7. My bike.
I can't whistle. No seriously, I've been trying all my life and I can't whistle. But I'll always keep trying cause that's what you do.
You're a Chicago area awesome person and you think you'd like to meet/talk to a nerdy, extroverted, eccentric movie buff who's a bit nervous with first dates and sometimes shy on sending that first message.
Definitely message me if you wanna watch Star Trek, listen to 60's girl groups, fund my extravagant cosplay projects, explain string theory or just wanna help me haunt the Music Box.