Don has worked in the industry for over 25 years as an actor, studying and working with some of the greatest teachers and actors in the world. His writing/directing/producing career started a number of years ago as he started directing theater then moved into writing his own material for film.
His first short film, I LOVE…BUT was produced on a shoestring budget with Don as the writer, director, producer and star of the film. A social commentary on dating in the modern world with the gay bathhouse as a dating tool.
His next short with a cast of twelve served as a great challenge for Don to take on as the writer, director and producer of TIL DEATH DO US PART. It played at various festivals and also won Don a best Director Award at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival. A silent film that watches a young bride go down the aisle on her joyful day only to be disappointed by the people around her that are deceiving her.
He has a number of projects in the works including a television pilot,
AN AMERICAN DREAM, a project based on real life events of a small town being taken over by white supremacists. This is a passion project that deals with gun violence and what it would take for any person to hit their breaking point, to actually pull the trigger and harm someone they love.
A high concept thriller pilot project called BAGGAGE is about a good samaritan that gives people the opportunity to have a second chance at life and to possibly make their lives extraordinaire. A plane from Los Angeles to London Heathrow is hijacked, the passengers are gassed, rendered unconscious, when they land in London all the passengers on the plane become suspects. The pilot episode takes us into the investigation with a lot of unanswered questions, more and more secrets are revealed about our passengers, their past and what their future may hold.
A feature film project, LOIS LAKE - CAPED CRUSADER, is a coming of age story of a young girl, Lois, who waits for her Dad to come home from the war. Unfortunately the loss of her Dad puts her Mom in a deep depression, we watch her Mom spiral out of control with Lois feeling helpless. Lois discovers that Superman lives in the apartment down the hall and decides to recruit him to help save her Mom. A joyful story of resilience and triumph when humans become heroes for each other.