He graduated in british literature and rhetoric. He studied the history of japanese cinema. He worked with David Siegel making two short films and a feature film, Suture, shown in Telluride, Toronto, Sundance and Cannes. He wrote screenplays for Sydney Pollack’s company Mirage and TV. He wrote adaptations of Snatch ( Rennie Airth ) and This sweet sickness ( Patricia Highsmith ). He particpated in the writing workshop at Sundance Institute.