I hold an MFA in filmmaking from the Yale University School of Art where I was awarded the Louis B. Mayer Fellowship in filmmaking. Upon graduation I made a series of award winning films on social and cultural issues for Yale’s Media Design Studio and the Yale Child Study Center. The latter led me to pursue a career in the mental health field as a clinical social worker with a private practice in New York City, and as a professor of clinical practice and Director of the Online MSW Program at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University. During this time I continued my film work exploring mental health and social issues. My film on adolescent suicide, “Sometimes I Wonder If It’s Worth It” went into international distribution and was aired on a PBS affiliate, and my film on soup kitchens in New York City was an official selection of four international film festivals, and was awarded Best Short Documentary Film at the Willamsburg International Film Festival (Willifest). I am married with two children (now young adults), and live in upstate New York. I am retired from the University, and my retirement plans are to continue making independent films on subjects of artistic, social and cultural interest.