Summary

Freelance producer with over 8 years professional experience producing a variety of narrative, documentary, independent and government projects, as well as branded content, live events and festivals.

Credits

12/17 – 3/19

Producer Mesa Verde National Park Video Series

Mesa Verde Visitor Center — Digital — Silver Fir Media Details
12/17 – 3/19

Produced 3 educational/nature short films for Mesa Verde National Park, oversaw the writing and submission of the successful government contract proposal, researched and worked with subject matter experts, wrote scripts, booked travel, scouted locations, coordinated shoots with crew, interviewees and park personnel, managed post-production

9/17 – 12/18

Producer Manhattan Project National Historical Park Video Series

Manhattan Project National Historical Park — Digital — Silver Fir Media Details
9/17 – 12/18

Produced video series of 4 educational/historical short films for Manhattan Project National Historical Park, oversaw the writing and submission of the successful government contract proposal, researched and worked with subject matter experts, wrote scripts, booked multi-city travel, scouted locations, coordinated shoots with crew, interviewees and park personnel, managed post-production

11/15 – 4/16

Producer Malta Story

Film (Short) — Independent Details
11/15 – 4/16

Produced short documentary in Malta, booked international travel, coordinated shoot days, created shooting schedule, secured historic filming locations with various non-profit and government organizations

10/15 – 12/15

Producer Forget The Night

Film (Short) — Independent Details
10/15 – 12/15

Oversaw casting, created film budget and shoot schedule, selected crew members, coordinated shoot days

4/15 – 11/15

Associate Producer – Full Spectrum Features

Details
4/15 – 11/15

Supported and/or oversaw the producing of films, screenings and live events, assisted in grant writing, co-developed and managed the internship program

4/15 – 11/15

Associate Producer The Orange Story

Film (Short) — Full Spectrum Features Details
4/15 – 11/15

Acted as the film's casting director, coordinated pre-production with Full Spectrum Features' other producers, staff and interns

4/15 – 11/15

Producer Chicagoland Shorts: Expanded Cinema

Live Event — Full Spectrum Features Details
4/15 – 11/15

Produced a live, two-day, multi-disciplinary showcase with Full Spectrum Features and CIMMFest, negotiated with and booked location, coordinated various performing artists and the presentation of their work, secured sponsors, managed staff and interns, oversaw and directed ad and marketing efforts

10/14 – 12/14

Producer Night Shifts

Film (Short) — Polymyth Productions Details
10/14 – 12/14

Coordinated shoot days, floated on set and assisted different departments as necessary

Recos

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Education

Class of '11

Columbia College Chicago

B.A. in Film/Video

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Casting
  • Budgeting
  • Locations
  • Management
  • InDesign