Born in Lafayette, Louisiana but raised in Humble, TX. Also near Houston, and ironically only 45 minutes from Joe in the Woodlands, though we didn’t meet until film school at the University of Texas in Austin. I spent most of my adolescent years thinking I’d be a scientist, then my teen years thinking I’d be a special effects guy for the movies, before I finally decided to go the whole nine yards as a filmmaker. I crewed a few films and worked for two years at a small production house in Austin after graduating in 2005. I moved to Los Angeles in August ’08, working when I could as an assistant editor and also dabbling in writing and voice over. As of June 3, 2010 I’ve been working in Washington, D.C. as a web intern at The American Prospect.
My political identity is kind of complex. I’ve long considered myself an unapologetic leftist, on both social and economic issues, and like many people in their 20s my disgust with the recently departed Bush Administration has been the formative political experience of my life. However, I’ve lately developed a healthy respect, if not always agreement, for certain forms of conservatism and communitarianism, as well as portions of libertarian thinking on economic policy. I was also raised a Presbyterian and am more or less a believing Christian. (My theology is surprisingly orthodox.) Though my church attendance leaves a bit to be desired. How’s that for a hodge-podge?