After finishing school, my friends asked me what I wanted to do with my life. My answer was that I wanted to be free to do what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it. I was excellent at math and science, and I loved art. During my university years, while studying math, I was also reading literature, philosophy, history of science, brain science and cognitive psychology, while, at the same time, I was drawing, making comics, and doing theater. I was told that I would have to choose what I was going to do later in my life. My teenage answer was that I wanted to live a life that it would be interesting enough to become a movie, and that is what I have been doing ever since.
My academic and professional life have consistently reflected my interests, and for years I have been trying to find what underlying connection exists between them. I received a Bachelor’s in Mathematics, two Professional Certificates in Theatrical Acting and Directing, several courses in Film Direction, and a Masters in the History and Philosophy of Science. Since finishing university, I have worked as a math tutor and am currently a mathematics teacher. I also teach theater and drama. I have been a professional comics artist, a professional actor in both theater and movies, a professional assistant director in feature-length films, and a professional theater director. I was a blogger, and I have written several short stories and two unfinished scripts. Currently, I am also a wildlife and landscape stock photographer. My free time is mostly spent pursuing another passion, traveling, and more specifically, road tripping, where I can spend my time listening to the many stories from all those I meet in my travels.
Eventually, I figured it out: storytelling. That is what unifies and underlines everything I am interested in doing, storytelling. And in case you wonder, yes, a mathematical proof is also a narration; mathematics is all about telling a story following specific rules. So, I am a storyteller that uses all the means available to him to tell a story, via mathematics, comics, theater, film, history, writing, photography, or a road trip.