ABOUT ME

Hello there!

 

I'm a filmmaker from Ridgewood, NJ, with a dream to turn my passion for storytelling into a career. I am strongly influenced by my father, Jeff Muhlstock, a veteran cinematographer and camera operator in the film and television industry. Starting on YouTube as a little kid, I have been creating videos for as long as I can remember. More recently, I have written and directed my own independent film projects, entering the film festival circuit and screening my work internationally.

I attended Ithaca College and graduated with a film degree, and when I was there I spent less time studying for exams and more time on a multitude of student film sets, specifically as a cinematographer. I have DP'd 12 short films, some of them award-winning, and that has resulted in me gaining a lot of experience behind the camera. I also co-founded a production company called Last Minute Films with my collaborators at Ithaca. We are located in both NYC and LA and hope to build the company into a production house.

 

Post-graduation I began freelancing independently in NYC on scripted television shows in the IATSE 600 ICG Union. I am a loader in the camera department and also work for a company called Monster Remotes where I am hired as a specialized remote head technician.

In my free time, I am currently in the process of developing a television series called The Woods with my writing partner. This has been my passion project for the past few years and I am trying to find the series a home. To learn more about the project, you can visit:  www.thewoodstvshow.com 

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

"Chipped" - Best Cinematography @ Ithaca Student Film Festival (2019)

"Chipped" - Best Sound Design @ Ithaca Student Film Festival (2019)

"Wheels" - Best Drama @ Real to Reel Film Festival (2016)

 

"Dinner" - Emerging Filmmaker of The Year @ Student Filmmaker Awards (2016)

 

"Dinner" - 1st Place - High School Category @ Project FX Film Festival (2015)

 

“Dinner" - Best Student Film @ Ridgewood Film Festival (2015)


"Dinner" - Best High School Film @ Garden State Film Festival (2015)

 

"Dinner" - 3rd Place - Best Comedy Film @ NJ High School Film Festival (2015)


“Shutterflies" - Best High School Drama @ Int’l Student Film Festival Hollywood (2014)

 

“Shutterflies" - Best Short Film @ Ridgewood Film Festival (2014)

 

“Shutterflies" - Best High School Film @ Garden State Film Festival (2014)

 

“The White Crayon" - Best Student Film @ Ridgewood Film Festival (2012) 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

"11" - Hollywood Screenings Film Festival Semi-Finalist (2018)

"Ovid" - NewFilmmakers NY (2017)

"Ovid" - Monmouth Film Festival (2017)

"Wheels" - Los Angeles CineFest (2017)

"Wheels" - Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival (2017)

"Wheels" - Newark International Film Festival (2016)

"Wheels" - IndieWise (2017)

"Wheels" - Short of The Month (May 2016)

"Dinner" - NJ High School Film Festival (2015)

"Dinner" - Jersey City International Television & Film Festival (2014)