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After spending Thanksgiving in the steak-hungry town of Omaha, Nebraska, I’m excited to announce that my episode of the boxing documentary series “2 DAYS” will be premiering on HBO tonight at 10:15pm.

We got amazing access to undefeated lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford in the 48 hours leading up to his most recent title defense, and an intimate look at what a boxer must endure to quickly lose lots of weight.

2 DAYS: Terence Crawford will also be on HBO Go, starting Wednesday, 4/8.


Full press release & schedule:

April 6, 2015 – HBO Sports® debuts an all-new installment of “2 Days” when the feature segment returns Tonight at 10:15 p.m. (ET/PT) with a behind-the-scenes look at undefeated sensation Terence Crawford, one of boxing’s fastest rising stars.

“2 Days” is a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of a boxer in the lead-up to one of his fights and the next edition will focus on Omaha native Terence Crawford. HBO cameras followed the 2014 BWAA “Fighter of the Year” last November when he defeated Ray Beltran on Thanksgiving Weekend in front of the hometown fans. The win was Crawford’s 25th consecutive triumph as a pro and his last at 135 pounds where he was the premier lightweight performer. His upcoming fight will see the 27-year-old make his debut at 140 pounds.

HBO air times include: April 6 (10:15 p.m.), 9 (5:30 p.m. & 12:35 a.m.), 12 (1:15 p.m.), 13 (8:15 a.m.), 15 (1:45 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.), 17 (2:00 a.m. & 7:15 p.m.) and 18 (8:45 a.m.).

HBO2 air times include: April 8 (11:50 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.), 10 (2:40 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.), 11 (10:05 a.m.), 14 (3:30 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.) and 18 (4:30 p.m.).

HBO Latino air times include: April 6 (10:15 p.m.), 9 (5:30 p.m.), 12 (1:15 p.m.), 13 (8:15 a.m.), 15 (1:45 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.), 17 (2:25 a.m.) and 18 (8:45 a.m.).

All times are ET/PT.

Crawford is slated to return to the ring on Saturday, April 18 when he meets the formidable Thomas Dulorme from the College Park Center at the University of Texas Arlington on HBO Boxing After Dark. The event will be part of terrific split site doubleheader on HBO starting at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT).

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What a festival… Alongside some of the premiere independent films from this year – Boyhood, I Origins, Life Itself and The Skeleton Twins to name a few – we made our east coast premiere! What made it sweeter, was that it took place in Massachusetts, where both I and screenwriter Maxwell Nicoll grew up.

Needless to say the environment was buzzing with seasoned vets and promising new filmmakers alike, making for some really great conversation and friendships. But what set this festival apart was the particular emphasis on screenwriting and story. The festival headlined this effort by honoring Mike Cahill, Steve James, and Aaron Sorkin. Equally entertaining was a comedy roundtable led by Ben Stiller. But one of my favorite events consisted of a range of comedians and artists telling stories about when they broke into the film industry. In addition to Fred Willard and Mark Duplass, I got to hear and afterwards meet one of my favorite comedians, Michael Ian Black.


As for Fortissimo, we screened to two packed audiences with great reception! After all the work that went into making the film, it’s just nice to be able to have the opportunity to share it with audiences on both sides of the country… and a great experiment in how different parts of the country approach watching the same film.

Just returned from the National Film Festival for Talented Youth – the largest youth film festival in the world! Hailed as the Sundance of student filmmakers, and tucked away in Seattle, I was amazed at the devoted following and youthful energy of the festival, and especially by how many countries were personally represented. Additionally, we were treated to a fantastic animation panel, featuring producers and animators from Frozen, Ice Age, Frankenweenie and more!

It was a privilege playing alongside great films from some pretty promising filmmakers, and I’m glad I got to experience what I think will continue to serve as a premiere resource for up-and-coming filmmakers. And I’m even more honored to announce having been selected to NFFTY’s Advisory Board, which will help shape the festival and subsequently, the next generation of filmmakers!


Just got back from wine country, where Fortissimo had its second festival experience. Still processing (fermenting? distilling?) everything that happened, but what an unbelievable time. From the moment I arrived, I could sense the relaxed, discerning and cinema-loving atmosphere that only Sonoma could generate.

We were honored to open the children’s program, one day, and play before animated feature Rio 2 another day. This was particularly special, because though our film is live-action, we drew a lot of inspiration from animation, especially things of the Pixar mold… and Sonoma is none other than Pixar’s backyard! Additionally, both screenings were sold out at the largest, most classic venue Sonoma had to offer, The Sebastiani Theatre:

I also met some amazing people – filmmakers, staff and patrons alike. What made this special, in addition to meeting a crew of filmmakers I’ll likely be friends with for life, was Fortissimo producers Claire Brooks and Robin D’Oench, and art director Deirdre Jernigan made the trek from LA to join us.

I’d also be remiss not to thank Alfredo Gomez, Keith Casale, Steve Shor, Kevin McNeely and the entire SIFF team for making the whole festival happen, inviting us, and showing us an amazing time. This is going to be a tough experience to beat!

Oh yeah wine was good too.

I’ve just returned from an amazing experience in Bend, Oregon, where my short film Fortissimo had its world premiere at the BendFilm Festival.

Tucked away in the high desert of Central Oregon, set against the landscape of snowcapped mountains and the autumn foliage unfolding before my eyes, Fortissimo played to two PACKED audiences!

It’s a bummer there were some who were unable to get into either screening, but it was nonetheless incredibly fulfilling to share my first film with such an enthusiastic and discerning community of filmgoers. Our film was also paired with the wonderful and incredibly heartfelt feature film (and 2013 Bend Audience Award winner) Hank and Asha. If you can make it to one of their future festival screenings, I highly recommend it. And the film’s creators couldn’t be nicer people!


All in all, I couldn’t have envisioned a better festival to show my film for the first time!

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After 2 years of intense work on the film, I’m happy to announce Fortissimo is done! Those who know me well, know how big this is. It’s also given me the incredible opportunity and pleasure to work with some unbelievably talented, dedicated and driven people – my classmates and colleagues – people I truly think will influence the film scene as time goes on.

So to all of you guys – THANK YOU. I can’t wait to collaborate with you again.

But at long last it’s complete, and after a wonderfully successful private screening for cast & crew, I, along with the rest of the Fortissimo team, am excited to see what the future holds. We’ve applied to a few film festivals and will submit to more – but check back periodically for updates!

In the summer of 2011, right after graduating NYU, I embarked on a journey with a non-profit called Bike & Build, which raises money and awareness for affordable housing in the US. Its participants cycle across America (for me, Providence, RI – Half Moon Bay, CA), informing numerous communities about the affordable housing crisis in our country, and stopping to actually work on builds (or as we liked to say – “putting our hammer where our mouth is”).

As you can imagine, it was a life-changing period of time. Not only did it make me examine the creature comforts I’ve become accustomed to, but also gave me a more significant appreciation for our country – both geographically and in terms of human nature – there are just so many good people everywhere.

And of course, I shot footage for a documentary about the experience along the way. I’ve taken some time to grow and reflect since the trip, and I’m now ready to piece it together. So, stay tuned for the documentary!

Recently finished up a music video I produced for The Middle Eight, for their song “Latter Days”.

Matt Christensen, the director and animator was the real hero on this video – he’s an incredibly crafty, creative, think-outside-the-box guy, and I learned a lot working with him. It took months to animate a music video that only lasts a few minutes, which really shows how much focus and dedication is necessary.

Check out the music video, and check out Matt’s other stuff!

It may not be the most polished project I’ve ever done, but it remains one of my favorites. Shot on 16mm and edited by hand on a Steenbeck, I made it my sophomore year at NYU, in a class that’s become somewhat of a Tisch rite of passage, called Sight & Sound: Film.

Anyhow, hope you like puns and puppet sex.

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