RATHER premieres on NETFLIX May 1!

RATHER, a documentary I wrote about the legendary newsman Dan Rather premieres on Netflix on May 1. Directed by Frank Marshall. 

Netflix has set “Rather,” the documentary about veteran journalist Dan Rather‘s landmark career in news for an May 1 premiere on the streamer. The feature utilizes the story of Rather’s life on television to also explore the evolution of broadcast journalism, the troubles a free press now faces, along with the slide of American society from hard-fought advances in social justice and democratic freedoms.

Frank Marshall directed “Rather,” which comes from Wavelength and Original Productions, in association with Anchor Entertainment and The Kennedy/Marshall Company. The doc first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last June.

The Walk – Premieres at DOCNYC Nov 9

It was an absolute honor to be a story consultant on this amazing film by director Tamara Kotevska (Honeyland), and a pleasure to work with the team at Grain Media and Participant.

THE WALK is a film about the innocence of childhood and the power of imagination in a time of crisis, and follows the cross continental odyssey of Amal, a 3.5 metre high puppet.

The World Premiere of #TheWalk will be Nov 9 at @docnycfest in New York. Tickets available here.

Let Me Be Me Nominated for an Emmy!

Proud to share that Let Me Be Me was nominated for an Emmy! I wrote and co-directed this doc about an autistic boy who undergoes a radical treatment program and grows up to be a fashion designer, and it was nominated for a 2023 Outstanding Arts & Culture Emmy! 


Tribeca 2023

An incredible weekend at TriBeCa…the premiere of Rather with a sold-out crowd and the legend himself there in conversation with director Frank Marshall—I was the writer on the film.

Then the premiere of Ron Delsener Presents, for which I was a story consultant. 


RATHER Premiere: Tribeca June 9, 2023


It was a true honor to write this documentary about legendary newsman Dan Rather, directed by Frank Marshall.

It was also a pleasure to reunite with Wavelength Productions—in particular with the brilliant, talented and beyond dedicated editor Joe Fenstermaker—as well as editor Curtis McConnell (with whom I worked on Fate of a Sport).

The film premieres at Tribeca Film Festival June 9th!

One Last Quest to Become the World’s Greatest Air Guitarist…

In 2005, when I officially retired from air guitar competitions, I vowed that if they were STILL going on when I turned 50 (something I thought impossible) I would come out of retirement and compete again. Since then, I have enjoyed my role as the Master of Airemonies for numerous competitions around the globe.

But, a promise is a promise. So last month in Oulu, Finland, I dusted off the invisible axe and competed one last time, performing to a song dedicated to my eldest daughter.

Did I win? No. I barely qualified for the finals, and then didn’t make it to the second round. It’s a young man’s game, let’s face it.

But I did what I came to do, and had a damn good time. And I love everyone that keeps the air guitar community going after all these years, particularly you @nordicthunder. It’s a weird group of weirdos I’m weird to be a part of!

Many thanks to @cranebanjos, @marrrteen and Kurt Brown aka Shred Nugent for their help on the track.



Fate of a Sport – Premieres June 15 @ Tribeca

I wrote a documentary that premieres in June at Tribeca. It’s called Fate of a Sport.

Executive Produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, produced by the amazing Matt Tolmach (Spiderman, Jumanji, Venom, etc) and put together by many other incredibly talented folk.

“I thought documentaries were non-fiction, what does it mean to ‘write a documentary’?” you ask? Well, it sort of depends on the project. But in this case, there was a version of the film and it needed restructuring, and a lot of additional interviews. So as the writer, I wrote an outline that detailed the scenes and overall structure, interviewed a bunch of people, and helped oversee the editing to make the finished film. 

It’s a great story about an incredible athlete:

After enduring eleven years as one of the most dominant and controversial players in a professional lacrosse league that was anything but professional, Paul Rabil decides to take the game into his own hands. Partnering with his brother Mike Rabil, the Rabil brothers attempt to raise the capital, poach the top players, fight off lawsuits, and persevere through a global pandemic to change the trajectory of professional sports by launching the Premier Lacrosse League. To complicate matters, Paul must navigate the politics of playing in the league that he also runs.

Tickets available here.

Let Me Be Me – Premiere at DOCNYC

Let Me Be Me, a documentary I wrote and co-directed, premiered at DOCNYC last week and will be distributed in North America by Greenwich Entertainment. Produced by Wavelength Productions.

This coming-of-age story focuses on Kyle Westphal, an isolated autistic boy who’s fascinated by fabric and emerges from an experimental autism treatment program to become a fashion designer. Westphal’s family looks back on twenty years of his development with candor and humor. The film combines observational footage, archival material, and animation to chronicle how a passion for fashion transformed Kyle and his family. – Thom Powers

Homer Simpson Calls Me Out

Last Sunday on The Simpsons, Homer called me out. I may have to finally come out of retirement*. 

*Björn Türoque officially retired in 2005, but vowed that if the US and World Air Guitar Championships were still going on when he turned 50, (he was certain they would not be) he would dust off his air guitar and give it one last go. Now that Homer has called him out, it seems the deal is sealed. Or is it…? 

Stay tuned, people.