I Am Syria

-Docs Without Borders Film Festival: Outstanding Excellence (2017)

-International Independent Film Awards: Gold Award (2017)

-Spotlight Documentary Film Awards: Bronze Award (2017)

-Schenectady Human Rights Commission: Ralph F. Boyd Award Nominee (2017)

-Niskayuna HS: Dr. John Youngblood Memorial Book Award in the Fine Arts (2017)


It’s Not What It Looks Like

-International Independent Film Awards: Silver Award (2017)

-Rod Serling Film Festival: Best Fiction/Story (2017)

Orlando Film Festival: Official Selection (2017)

-Ballston Spa Film Festival: Official Selection (2017)

-The Set NYC Short Film Screenings: Official Selection (2017)

-Media Arts Festival: Outstanding Directing (2017)

-Media Arts Festival: Outstanding Comedy(2017)

-NHS Short Cuts: Outstanding Directing (2017)

-NHS Short Cuts: Outstanding Comedy (2017)

-NHS Short Cuts : Outstanding Actress – Hannah Davis (2017)



-International Independent Film Awards: Silver Award (2017)

-3rd Annual Web Series Festival Global: Official Selection (2017)

-WRPN.TV Global Webisode Competition: Official Selection (2017)-

—Webisode Pilot: Award of Exceptional Merit

—Original Score: Award of Exceptional Merit

—Script/Writer: Award of Merit

—Costume Design: Award of Merit

-Niskayuna HS: Art Department Certificate of Merit (2017)

-NHS Short Cuts: Outstanding Original Score (2017)*

-NHS Short Cuts: Outstanding Filmmaker of the Year (2017)*


Opus 12

-Niskayuna HS: RIT Innovation & Creativity Award (2016)

-Niskayuna HS: Art Department Certificate of Merit (2016)

-NHS Short Cuts: Outstanding Director (2016)

-NHS Short Cuts: Most Promising New Young Filmmaker (2016)

-NHS Short Cuts: Outstanding Actor – Ethan Schalekamp (2016)

-NHS Short Cuts: Outstanding Actress – Hannah Davis (2016)



-Ballston Spa International Film Festival: Best Original Score for Why God? (2017)

-Proctors HS Musical Theatre Awards: Best Actor Nominee (The Phantom) (2017)

-Niskayuna HS: Music Department Musical Theater Award (2017)

-Niskayuna HS: Music Department Certificate of Merit (2017)


Academic & Community

-Niskayuna HS: Medal of Excellence (2017)

Niskayuna HS: Medal of Academic Excellence (2017)

Niskayuna HS: English Department Subby Award (2017)

-Niskayuna HS: The 60th Anniversary Student Scholarship (2017)

-National Merit Scholarship Finalist (2017)

-YMCA Outstanding Student Award Nominee (2017)

-Member of National Honor Society (2016-17)



-Senior Certificate of Merit in Spanish (2017)

-Certificate of Excellence in Spanish (2017)

-Certificate of Excellence in Spanish (2016)

-Certificate of Excellence in Spanish (2014)

-National Spanish Examination Honors Award (2013)

-National French Examination Honors Award (2017)


*These awards were also won for It’s Not What It Looks Like.