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“To be an artist means never to avert your eyes.”
                            -- Akira Kurosawa
 

Current News:

I am honored that the Writers Guild of America has nominated me for its Best Documentary Screenplay Award for writing Foster. The film is available on HBO MAX and Amazon; you can also watch it on Delta Airline flights.
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The feature length documentary is another collaboration with Deborah Oppenheimer, with whom I made the Academy Award-winning Into the Arms of Strangers:  Stories of the Kindertransport. Our new film is a revealing first-hand look at the foster care system as seen through the eyes of those who know it best.  The film goes beyond the sensational headlines and stereotypes to take an unprecedented look at an often misunderstood world and upend some of the most enduring myths about foster care and the child protection system. 

Breaking Point:  The War for Democracy in Ukraine, a film I co-wrote and co-directed, is available on Google Play, Amazon Prime, and iTunes. The award-winning documentary is an intimate look at the war and revolution in Ukraine through the eyes of ordinary people who risked their lives to create a more democratic, independent country.   

You can read more about the film here:
The Breaking Point Documentary As Thriller or on our website:  www.breakingpointfilm.com

I’ve also published several new short stories, which you can read online:

“The Mink Coat”

“Layover”

“Damascus” 

“The Reluctant King”

Interacting with Autism, www.interactingwithautism.com, a transmedia project funded by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that I directed with University Professor Marsha Kinder at USC,  continues to attract significant traffic.  The website contains over six hours of  short videos on various aspects of autism and hours more of interviews with some of the most important experts in the field.