33North Hollywood, United States
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My self-summary
Dreamer, lover, creator. I discover myself through the stories I'm told and in turn try to tell... that's the high-brow version.

The nitty gritty one is that I'm a half German/Irish, half Chicano import to the City of Angels from Texas. though I've been an Angeleno for several years and this place is home for the foreseeable future.

I'm currently in a relationship, but that doesn't preclude meeting cool people doing cool things.
What I’m doing with my life
By day, I pay the bills (with great satisfaction) editing movie trailers. Ask and I might tell you which ones.

By night and weekend (and sometimes vacation), I pursue my own projects about stories and communities that don't get attention they deserve. In the past few years, I've done a web series, a documentary, and a couple music videos and short films.

I've been getting back into serious running and will be tackling my first half-marathon in about 10 years in early November.

Like to work with non-profits focused on the arts and enjoy serving. Been very blessed in life and like to share the opportunities with others that I was given.

I own my own place and live pretty comfortably when I'm actually there. Even after a few years looking to make it more of a home.
I’m really good at
my job, general conversation, making music, pretending I can run faster than I can, writing poems that convince people I'm way deeper than I really am.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm told I've got an expressive face and nice eyes. Also that I can talk about nearly anything.

It's frequently brought to my attention that I'm not the most vertically imposing dude. I've dated taller and shorter, numbers are just numbers to me. If your attraction to me is based on that, we're probably not each other's type (unless you find my height a plus).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Love LA authors, Elmore Leonard, just got hip to Junot Diaz, Stephen King, random smattering of books that find their way to me.

Rashomon, City of God, Do The Right Thing, Unforgiven, Children of Men, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Battle of Algiers, Ghostbusters, Once Upon a Time In the West, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight

The Wire (best show ever made), Breaking Bad, Daily Show, Colbert, City of Men, Sherlock, Mad Men, Louis, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Silicon Valley newest addition to the list

I've had the pleasure to get to know and make friends with some local LA bands like Las Cafeteras, Irene Diaz, Maria del Pilar, and some of the folks in Ozomatli, so have to shout out to them and tell you to go to their shows and support their music!

Other than that, Nas, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra, Ana Tijoux, Johnny Cash, hip-hop, jazz, rock, film scores, if it's got soul and I can feel, I'm down with it.
Six things I could never do without
A video camera
An edit bay
Music and a way to play it and hear it
Good company
A plan
A purpose
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The day ahead, the next project, love and where I stand with it, what's going on in the world, what's going with me.
On a typical Friday night I am
If not deep in work, checking out a flick, checking out an Open Mic night, or looking for an adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
"Shorty, let me tell you about my only vice
It has to do with lots of lovin' and it ain't nothin' nice"
You should message me if
Most of the following apply:

-You find the above interesting.
-You find yourself interesting and don't wanna be selfish.
-You create something interesting.
-You're not necessarily looking for a relationship. Just cool folk to kick it and create with.
-You like to dance (but aren't very good, or are REALLY good but wouldn't have a problem with an amateur who's up to the skill level of 'moves tastefully').
-You play music
-You're passionate about something cool and want to share.
-You're down to explore overlooked parts of LA (or know overlooked parts of LA that are awesome)
-You can get down, you can, you can get down... (and can call out the slightly modified reference)
The two of us