My Short Film “In The Blood” Is now on the festival circuit. So far it is screening at

Running time 6:41 Genre Spaghetti Western, Action, Comedy

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In the old west, Sartana rides into town to score some cash, form a gang and settle a score. His ex Dolores has been hiding out with an unwitting suitor. She has secrets and they are catching up with her. She means to skip town but her beau confronts her looking for answers and she doesn’t make it out in time before having a shootout with Sartana and his gang.




I have been doing some training on shadowing in prep for shadowing directors on shows. I was lucky enough to be included in a small group of AWD women directors in a workshop called “Strategic Shadowing with Paris Barclay” held at NBCU and I was also lucky enough to take “Art of Shadowing” with Bola Ogun at American Film Institute.

I directed the video for Quiet Riot’s song “Can’t Get Enough” from the album “Road Rage”, which premiered today on and has had over 100K views.

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“One of the top Rock Docs to see this summer” – ROLLING STONE
“An Enthralling Ride!” – INDIEWIRE
“Must See!” – Crave Online
“Excels as a film about friendship” – Film Threat
The inspiring and surprisingly relatable documentary is an inside look at Frankie’s road to recovery after losing his best friend and Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow to a drug overdose in 2007 as he forges ahead to conquer his loss, regain his life and put the band back together.

The film begins in 2010, three years following the loss of Kevin DuBrow. Frankie Banali faces a crossroads in his life and finds himself talking to former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo who said, “If you don’t carry on the legacy of your friend, nobody else will.”

At times both utterly tragic and downright hilarious, like an outtake from “Spinal Tap”, the film follows Frankie’s journey through the emotional feat of trying to fill the void left by his singer and best friend.

The 105-minute character-driven documentary looks beyond the guts and glory of the common getting-the-band-back-together tale. “QUIET RIOT: Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back” reveals an unforgettable man who uses ambition, relentless determination and principle to navigate through the obstacles that attempt to control his fate.

Quiet Riot made history when they topped the Billboard Album Chart in 1983 with the first #1 heavy-metal album, “Metal Health”, that sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. This paved the way for bands from Motley Crue to Poison and turned the 80s into the decade of heavy-metal rock.

Watch for cameos from Matt Sorum and Stephen Adler (Guns N’ Roses), Glen Hughes (Deep Purple), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Dana Strum (Slaughter), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Martha Quinn (Original MTV VJ).

“When Frankie told me he was planning to meet with Kevin DuBrow’s mother to get her blessing to go on with the band and find a new singer, I thought this would be an extraordinary story for a documentary,” explains director and producer Regina Russell Banali. Regina gained access to the private video and photo archives of the band. She followed Frankie for four years and interviewed many of the integral characters in the band’s history.

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