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award-winning filmmaker, writer, artist and actor from Massachusetts.
With a strong list of short films mainly in the horror genre, Skip shows his range in other styles including as co-writer on the Day Time Emmy-nominated “Beacon Hill” for Outstanding New Approach Drama Series.
In 2013, his horror short “Ave Maria” was screened internationally and won the Audience Award at the Interiora Horror Festival in Rome, Italy. It was named the Most Wonderful and Weird short at the Mascara and Popcorn Film Festival in Montreal and recently won the Most Disturbing Award from Independent Horror Awards. “Ave Maria” also screened in Justin Beahm’s Hollyshort Horror Nights at the TCL Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. And the horror short that started it all was Skip’s “Microcinema,” a sharp departure from formula flicks. It was Best Short at the 2012 Jersey Gore Film Festival, as well as a 2011 Rondo Hatton Honorable Mention for Best Horror Short.
His current project, “Trinity,” is his first feature-length film about the horror of a clergy abuse survivor running into his abuser years later in a coffee shop. A subject matter that was familiar for Skip because he is a clergy sexual abuse survivor.
Building bridges based on the belief that film becomes art only when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil & paper
Cine Pobre is the 100% self-funded intersection of
culture and capabilities
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