With a B.F.A. in sculpture and 14 years as a creative director, producer and editor in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, Don is enthusiastic about bridging disciplines and places.
Originally from the South Coast of Massachusetts, where he’s now based, Don bridged the east and west coasts by collaborating long distance regularly. In April of 2008 he and a team of bi-coastal professionals produced the short film Homeland, a project aimed at transforming a typical production into an inclusive experience for the community. They adopted the motto, “What happens around the film is just as important as the film itself.” In 2009, he and the team premiered the project in New Bedford, MA where they filmed, and organized a venue for other serious filmmakers to show their work, ultimately showcasing the creative energy happening in the region. By involving the growing film community in the SouthCoast and the local arts and business communities, Don fostered a multimedia, cross-disciplinary event. The “Building Bridges to the Homeland” film and arts festival drew 600 attendees, 19 arts and cultural partners as well as 16 business sponsors, guests from LA and NY and launched BridgeThink.org.
As a creative director and producer Don develops social video campaigns, branded entertainment, fiction and documentary based short and feature-length projects. From 2003 to 2012 he collaborated with The Post Studio in Los Angeles, CA specializing in promotional and marketing campaigns for the entertainment industry with clients that include NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, MGM, and Disney.
Global and local perspectives are part of each other for Don. He keeps the BridgeThink team’s energy flowing through open dialogue as they help creators to connect globally and work to build strong creative communities locally.
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