Special effects artist and director best known for his Star Wars-themed fan films. He eventually began working for LucasFilm, where he worked on video games like "Star Wars: Republic Commando."
He was a nineteen-year-old working at Blockbuster Video when he was offered a job at LucasFilm based on the strength of his fan films.
He won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series for his work on the NBC series Heroes.
His first experiments in film-making came on his grandmother's VHS video camera.
He began his career creating short films based on the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.