The word Magicpantz refers to the idea that a film - or any form of entertainment/media across the myriad of platforms - needs one special ingredient to thrive... a little magic for an audience to believe.
I began a life of storytelling in the rock clubs of Chicago where I took to the stage with fringe comedy and wild yet meaningful rock bands to the delight of audiences in Chicago and on tour. People liked what I was making and most importantly noticed that all of my projects had the same thing in common - the characters involved always had a backstory for the audience to invest in.
During this time I studied Fine Arts (painting) and visual communication at Columbia College.
After years of rocking-out the natural progression was to tell stories through still images, paintings and later, with much love, motion pictures. Eventually my short films caught the attention of fans and festivals alike (Telluride, Sundance, Chicago Underground) and has landed me successfully in Advetising as
an Art Director -- directing videos, photo shoots and designs.
I continue to produce ideas with enthusiasm and passion for telling fulfilling stories so audiences can believe in a little magic.