The ESPYS Honored NBA Legend Bill Russell with the Arthur Ashe Award in 2019. As the director of the award film I was charged with telling Mr. Russell’s story and his lifetime of standing up for Civil Rights. Many thanks to Samuel L. Jackson, President Obama, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Coach John R. Thompson Jr.
In 2018 I joined Operation International’s TEAM ENT on their surgical mission to Guatemala. The experience was incredibly powerful in many ways. First, seeing firsthand how a routine operation can change or save a person’s life. Second, learning about what it takes to perform 100 free operations in a week. And finally, the humbling challenge of being totally self sufficient and operating as a one-man band in some very stressful situations.
In 2006 Tom Coppola and I were granted the largest film permit ever issued in New York City. We used it to empower people to tell their own unique New York Stories. The only rule was to do it on the street of Broadway. For one Hour on June 6, 2006.