While writing my Ethan Benson thriller series keeps me more than just busy, I occasionally produce and direct short documentary films. It keeps me sharp as a filmmaker and up-to-date on the tools of the trade that my hero, Ethan Benson, uses to crack his cases and get to the truth.


We followed three teenage girls during a typical day and asked them one basic question: What does leadership mean to you? Their answers were inspiring.

In this short film, the interview, the pictures, and the music are creatively intercut to convey an idea and give life to a movement.

Hosted by Sam Waterston, this film shows how Stockbridge, Massachusetts and the Austen Riggs Psychiatric Center have prospered together, side by side, since the hospital was founded one hundred years ago.