PONY is a film I wrote and directed about a connection that develops between a 5 year old girl and a jaded rock musician in his late 50’s. The film stars Xander Berkeley (Air Force One, Terminator 2, A Few Good Men, Heat, 24, Salem) and Suzy Nakamura (The West Wing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dodgeball, Deep Impact, Dr. Ken) and introduces Miko Nakano in her first acting role. Although I’ve been a working professional in the industry for many years, this is my first original screenplay and my maiden effort directing debut. It has gone on to win 26 awards in the festival circuit for categories like Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Drama, and Emerging Filmmaker.