WHO AM I:
I am a LA-based writer and director, having recently earned my MFA in directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory.
I was born in New York, but grew up across eight different states, from the Deep South to the deserts of Arizona. Within the world of digital web content, I have directed, produced and edited numerous pieces for clients such as Fuse, MTV and Sony.
My newest short film STRAY, which I co-wrote and directed, is making the festival rounds, most recently at the Palm Springs International Shortfest, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and Phoenix Film Festival. I am currently in post-production on a documentary exploring a young woman’s journey from an underground female fight club to now competing in the U.S. Open of Women’s Freestyle Wrestling. Next up, I am developing a feature-length family crime drama set amid the opioid epidemic in rural North Carolina.
WHAT I DO:
In my work, I strive to tell intimate, raw stories featuring characters on the fringes of their environments. I love to construct narratives about people who are trapped - mentally, physically, emotionally by their circumstances. Give me your loners, freaks, weirdos, and misfits. I want to tell their stories.
WHO INSPIRES ME:
The films of Jeff Nichols and David Gordon Green if I had to pick just two filmmakers. And right now, I am really moved by the photography of Mary Ellen Mark and Hellen van Meene.