I did not get into the documentary film business and video production to win awards. I decided to start this business because I had spent most of my life in journalism, since high school in fact, and I found myself really enjoying the opportunity to mix writing and video into interesting stories. I did this for 15 years in television news, with several deadlines a day, but felt that long-format productions were where my future would be.
I’ve been fortunate to win two New England/Boston Emmy Awards for documentary film writing (2007 & 2010) and have received 12 nominations overall for our documentary work through the past several years with the WWII Foundation. We’ve also won a couple of Indie International Film Fest Awards and in 2013, a National Programming Excellence Award from American Public Television.
I’ve also been recognized as a top sportscaster and reporter in Florida. In the end, what makes be most happy, is not the awards, but the sense of doing something special. I’ve been lucky enough to cover many of the world’s top sporting events and interview some of the greatest athletes ever, but writing and producing two films on D-Day veterans in Normandy, France has been the highlight of my career. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.