Promos for purpose

One thing I believe in with all my heart is giving back when you’ve been given so much. I feel I have been given tremendous opportunities in my life and so, when I can, I give back as much as possible.

With my company, Eleven One Productions, it’s part of my mission statement and business plan, to provide up to three, :30 second promos, every year, for free, to nonprofit organizations that support animals, the environment, female empowerment, single parents, or children.

In 2016, we did three: ROX, Water for Good, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Our Water for Good promo, featuring the wonderful actress, Dianna Craig, is one of my favorites. It’s simple, it’s clear, and there’s a very specific call to action ~ $5 to give people in third world countries clean water to drink.


Check out Water for Good and our other promos for purpose, here. And if you, or someone you know is interested in receiving a free promo as part of my business mission, please reach out to me at


Interview with Framelines TV

I was thrilled to have an opportunity to sit down with Framelines TV, operated by Columbus filmmakers Peter John Ross and Scott Spears.


It’s always a little nerve-wracking when you get interviewed because you never know what the interviewer is going to use for their story or how they’re going to frame it. But Spears made me feel very comfortable and conducted a fantastic interview. And the results were wonderful.

I’d love for you to take a peek and hear my thoughts on being a female filmmaker, as well as a little about the making of my very first film, an 8-minute short set in the hockey world, titled Olsky. You can view the interview¬†here.

Olsky is the short based on my feature length script, The Third Period, currently in pre-production.

Framelines TV is an Emmy-award winning show that takes a look at local and national filmmakers, as well as offers tutorials on editing, like this one on match cutting. You can keep up with them on Facebook here.

You can check out the Framelines TV website here. They have some quality content coming out of there.


One of my favorite pics

I take pictures all the time. Lots and lots of pictures of all different kinds of things. I often find that the simpler the subject, the more I love it. And if it looks stellar in black and white, I love it even more.

There’s something to a black and white photo. It simply and effectively filters out all the noise and boils the photo down to its simplest story. I took the photo below outside of Nationwide Arena on my way to work one day. This was the only leaf on the sidewalk, all by itself, having fallen from the safety of its home onto the busy bricks, where the traffic of a noisy day would eventually sweep it away.

It’s perfect shape and being against the man made bricks caught my eye, and so I captured it with my camera. I often find myself just staring at it, lost in wonder at the natural beauty against the cold, hard world. It’s one of my favorite photos of all time.

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Welcome to my website and blog! I’m so glad to have you along for the journey. Please feel free to share your thoughts and stories with me any time ~ I’m always up for a good tall tale or a heartfelt saga.

I hope, in turn, you’ll enjoy a few of my yarns, too. Storytelling is my love and passion. I put my adventures, romances, triumphs, and tragedies, out there in writing, on film, or as a piece of art. If it’s a way to tell a story, I want to be part of it ~ and probably already am.

Enjoy yourself, and by all means, share your thoughts and feelings with me anytime, either here or at


~ S.