Feature Films (Writer-Director)

Sophie and the Rising Sun

Director and Writer of adapted screenplay. Based on the novel by Augusta Trobaugh. Starring Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale, Lorraine Toussaint and Diane Ladd. Exec. Producers: Nancy Dickenson & Lorraine Gallard. Producer, Brenda Goodman. Sundance Film Festival 2016 – Salt Lake City Gala, World Premiere. 2016

The Last Keepers

Director. Starring Zosia Mamet, Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen, Olympia Dukakis, introducing Sam Underwood. BCDF Productions, Vertical Entertainment Releasing. 2013


Original screenplay & Director. Starring Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, introducing Emmy Rossum. Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Dramatic Competition. Received a Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance. Deauville Film Festival Audience Award. Opening night film, Hampton Film Festival and accompanying Alfred P. Sloan Award. Two Independent Spirit Award nominations. GLAAD award nominee. ErgoArts Inc. & Independent Film Channel, A Lions Gate Entertainment release. 2000

The Ballad of Little Jo

Original screenplay & Director. Starring Suzy Amis, Ian McKellan, Bo Hopkins and Heather Graham. Rome-Florence Film Festival, Special Jury Award. Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Actress and winner for Best Supporting Actor. Fine Line Features & Polygram Filmed Entertainment.1993.

The Kill-off

Adapted novel by Jim Thompson & Director. Select Film Festivals: Sundance Film Festival in Dramatic Competition, Munich (opening night film of American Independent section), Torino (Best Director Award), Toronto, Deauville, Florence, London, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Goteborg. Films Around the World, Cabriolet Releasing. 1990

Home Remedy

Original screenplay & Director. Opened at the Film Forum in N.Y.C. Select Film Festivals: Munich, Torino, Florence, London. Kino Int'l Releasing. 1988

Television (Director or Writer)

Called to Gilead

TV series. Creator/Writer. Currently in development. 2016

Good Morning Killer

TV film starring Catherine Bell. Based on the book by April Smith. TNT. 2011


Series. 1 episode. ABC Family. 2005

Comfort and Joy

TV film starring Nancy McKeon. Lifetime Television. 2003

Tempted (aka Returning Lily)

TV film starring Virginia Madsen. Lifetime Television. 2002

Get a Clue

TV film starring Lindsay Lohan and Brenda Song. Disney Channel. 2001

What Makes a Family

TV film starring Brooke Shields and Whoopi Goldberg. Uncredited rewrite. Produced by Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. GLAAD Award. Humanitas Award. Lifetime Television. 2001.

Me & My Friends

Non-air pilot. Nickelodeon. 1998

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo

Series. Created the look of the show. Directed 6 episodes. Nickelodeon. 1995 -1997

The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Series. Directed three episodes. Cable Ace Award. Nickelodeon. 1994-1995