I currently have three different jobs.
1. My primary job is as a filmmaker. I'm currently contracted on with a company on a documentary, called 'A Life Worth Living,' that won ITVS grant funding and will be aired on PBS/WGBH after September 2010. The documentary follows the disability rights movement as it develops post world war II right up until the late 1990's. It's been a staggeringly rewarding and humbling experience and allowed me to meet and interview some of the most incredible people I've ever met in my life. If you want to know more about it you can check out the trailer here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOWFm_DV_DY
2. My second job is as an RA (resident advisor) living and working at an International school of 450 students located in Boston. I regularly spend Friday nights dealing with disasters and emergencies of students getting alcohol poisoning, breaking up parties, students being locked out, being woken up by security to deal with some new form of madness, fire alarms where I have to key into every room on my floor and ensure students are out before I get to leave the building, etc. I also have to work at the reception desk for about 70 hours per month, welcome and check in new students, arrange their checkouts when they leave, and help them with whatever problems they may have. It's a really crazy job, I've seen and dealt with some situations that are too messed up to describe hear, but also met some of the most incredible and influential people of my life. I have friends all over the world and am exposed constantly to new students from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures. I also don't have to pay rent or utilities, get a room to myself with a my own bathroom, and three free (albeit very bad) meals a day. I'm paid about $180 a month for all that crisis management. I was also allowed to transfer for the summer to our Barcelona school location (although it was a disastrous experience.) Working here for the last three years has created a set of memories and friendships that I will cherish and remember always. (Plus I'm a travel junky, and spend all the money I work for and save on traveling, lived in Italy for two years, and speak three languages very well, so the international scene really works for me.)
3. The last job I have, although its on pause for the moment, is that I own/run/share a film company with my brother (better known as Reggies Ghost around here) called Realeyez Independent Cinema. We're both involved in separate projects at the moment unfortunately. I'm obviously biased, but my brother is one of the most talented cinematographers/editors I've ever seen. Lets put it this way, he sucks at making signatures compared to his abilities when it comes to film. (I told you I was biased) He is entirely responsible for the trailer you saw above.
It's a really fun line of work and we're still in the process of getting our company (which is only about five years old) off the ground. It's a hard industry to break into, but we did win a film competition for IFC last year and they gave us the chance to make a five episode webseries for them. It was really fun (even though it was under budgeted) if you want to check it out, the episodes are only five minutes long each:http://www.ifc.com/cuttingties/
Anyway, our film company has a focus on social justice, and we don't shy away from anything. We've worked on and aspire to do it all - narratives (both short and full length feature,) documentaries, music videos, animated films, etc. All with a focus on advancing the voices often times not represented by mainstream media. I've lived a life of modest yet good fortune, growing up in the U.S. a white male in a middle class family (which I see as lucky,) and I hope that I can use whatever manner of success I can find in film to help give back to those who may have not been given the advantages I have been afforded in life. You can check out our film stuff here:www.reindependent.com
Included in this are the Celtics movie-mixes we made a few years back (and never finished the series) when the team was nearing the completion of one of its worst records ever and hoping to nab the number one pick to get Oden or Durant. If you're celtics junky their worth checking out:www.greentownsfinest.com