Summary

Director, producer, editor, film festival organizer, educator. Passionate about storytelling and unconventional perspectives.

Credits

10/16 – Current

Director – Vidlings & Tapeheads

Commercial/Ad — Vidlings & Tapeheads Details
10/16 – Current

Develop festival mission and build a crew from the ground up—personally select all coordinators, programmers, and jurors. Determine budget and work with sponsorship coordinator to raise funds, then manage all aspects of festival revenue and expenses. Strategize approach for in-kind prize donations from local and national companies and work alongside sponsorship coordinator in achieving potential partnerships. Curate festival program along with fellow programmers from over two-hundred film submissions. Spearhead press outreach, alternative publicity opportunities and social media campaigns. Edit festival trailer and social media spots. Create key art and logos for the festival website and submission platform. Design and layout festival print program and website. Initiate and maintain relationships with selected filmmakers, QC and organize all screening materials, and foster a festival alumni network.

8/11 – 5/17

Producer 20 Years of Madness

Starz — Film (Theatrical) — 20YOM LLC Details
8/11 – 5/17

Research and write grant proposals, press outreach, and festival submissions. Create and/or organize distribution deliverables including key art, stills, metadata, copyright registration, chain of title, sell sheet, EPK, CC QC, E&O Insurance, certifications, music clearances, and deal memos. Determine and manage film budget, LLC, and insurance filings. Conceptualize and execute the design of film’s poster, t-shirt, and zine as well as other design elements such as business cards, postcards, and letterhead. Lead two successful fundraising campaigns, creating the principal design elements and managing social media push across numerous platforms. Provide detailed editorial, story, and sound design notes on dozens of cuts of the film. Write and perform voiceover for the film. Organize special test screenings for audience reaction and feedback. Won awards and screened in nearly thirty film festivals worldwide before securing distribution. Available on STARZ as well as iTunes, Amazon Prime, and other VOD platforms.

7/14 – 5/16

Editor (Adobe Premiere) elemoon

Corporate — elemoon Details
7/14 – 5/16

Create video assets and coordinate crowdfunding campaign raising over $122,000 USD. Direct and edit product tutorials, viral ads, and Shark Tank submission videos. Produce and edit Ron Robinson Product Launch video.

6/13 – 8/13

Director Great Cycle

Internet — Music Video
6/13 – 8/13
5/12 – 8/12

Director 30 Minutes of Madness

Internet — Scripted (TV) — Lethal Finger LLC
5/12 – 8/12
8/11 – 12/11

Editor Can't You See Me

Film (Short) Details
8/11 – 12/11

Editor, short experimental narrative. Screened at the Laughlin International Film Festival.

3/09 – 5/09

Editor (Avid) The Elitist

Film (Short) Details
3/09 – 5/09

Student-produced graduate short film editor.

1/08 – 5/08

Editor I Want To See Jane

Corporate — Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Details
1/08 – 5/08

Conduct and edit video interviews for GDIGM’s “I Want to See Jane” campaign. Research and edit clips from children’s TV shows and movies for GDIGM’s annual conference. Convert original videos for website integration and podcasts.

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Education

Class of '13

University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts

M.F.A. Film and Television Production
Class of '05

Oakland University

B.A. German Language and Literature

Affiliations

  • Film Festival Alliance

Skills

  • Avid
  • Producing
  • Photoshop
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Teaching
  • Premiere
  • Sound Design