Summary

Award-winning Director, Production Designer, and Art Director with a film degree from the University of Michigan. I've had films premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Cinetopia International Film Festival in Detroit.

Credits

9/19 – 9/19

Art Department Assistant Rock Honors

Corporate — Woodward Original Details
9/19 – 9/19

A series of short internal commercials produced by Woodward Originals for a Quicken Loans awards ceremony in Detroit, Michigan. I was recognized for my work ethic and extensive knowledge of costumes, props, and set design.

8/19 – 9/19

Art Director Disfluency

Film (Theatrical) — New Moon Flicks Details
8/19 – 9/19

Ultra-low-budget indie feature film from executive producer Jim Cummings (Thunder Road, 2016) and New Moon Flicks. Used creativity, time management, and meticulous organization to create sets and props for a sixteen-day film shoot with only a $2,000 budget, five days of pre-production, and a two-person team.

4/15 – 8/15

Art Director The Magic History of Cinema

Film (Theatrical) — Red Letter Studios Details
4/15 – 8/15

Art Director for the documentary feature film The Magic History of Cinema, directed by Tom Garrett and Adam B. Sutton, and starring J.J. Abrams. It explores the relationship between magic and movie making. I was responsible for creating the sets and costumes for the interviews in the film.

4/15 – 4/15

Editor Ovation

Film (Short) — University of Michigan, Department of Screen Arts & Cultures Details
4/15 – 4/15

Edited footage from a choreographed duet shot in a studio for the University of Michigan School of Dance, Ann Arbor. Used Final Cut Pro X.

4/15 – 4/15

Director Please Don’t Show My Hands

Film (Short) Details
4/15 – 4/15

Director, cinematographer, and editor of an experimental landscape study shot entirely inside a laundromat with an asynchronous ambient soundtrack. Worked with a Black Magic cinema camera and Final Cut Pro X.

4/15 – 4/15

Director What We Know

Film (Short) Details
4/15 – 4/15

Director, writer, production designer, cinematographer, and editor of an improvised "screendance" film about pushing the boundaries of comfort and safety. Used a Black Magic cinema camera and Final Cut Pro X.

3/15 – 4/15

Director Still

Film (Short) Details
3/15 – 4/15

Director, writer, cinematographer, editor, and actor in "Still," a slow motion, black and white experimental film depicting everyday human emotions in detail, forming a series of “emotional portraits.” Runner-Up “Best Experimental” award at the 2015 Lightworks Film Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Official Selection at the Cinetopia Film Festival’s “Detroit Voices” program in Detroit, Michigan.

3/15 – 4/15

Director (16mm film) I Shouldn’t Have Drank So Much Mango Juice

Film (Short) Details
3/15 – 4/15

Director, writer, cinematographer, and editor of a 16mm experimental short film. It's a series of images from the interiors of various bathrooms juxtaposed with a soundtrack composed of city sounds and casual conversations.

Recos

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Education

Class of '15

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television, and Media

My Gear

  • Macbook Pro
  • car
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects

Skills

  • English
  • Directing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Mac
  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Customer Service
  • Art
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Driving