The Weathergirl- (dir) Status-Development/Fundraising. Feature film written by Elena Zucker.
The Phoenix and the Dove- (dir) Status-Post Production. Animated short based on Bedford Hills College Program collage project inspired by the homework prompt "The unexamined life is not worth living." Companion short doc highlighting the positive impact of higher education on incarcerated women.
Weird Wednesdays- (dir) Status - Development/Fundraising - Composer and instrument inventor Terry Dame will bring her Weird Wednesdays series to the Catskills. Web series showcasing musicians performing invented instruments and talk back sessions on how their inventions work.
Obsolete- (dir) Status - Preproduction. Narrative coming of age short. At a pop up carnival, the bond between 4 teenage friends is challenged by the freak show and the ever-elusive game, the Wacky Wire.
Yomeddine - (editor) - Feature film directed by AB Shawky/Produced by Dina Emam. World premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2018. (nominated Palme d'Or award). Yomeddine is about a man who leaves his home in a leper colony and embarks on a journey across Egypt to find out why he was abandoned as a child.
Hunting in Wartime- (editor/co-producer) - Feature length documentary profiling the extraordinary stories of Tlingit Vietnam War veterans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska. Distributed through New Day films. TV version broadcast nationally through PBS. Screened at festivals domestic and international. Winner of the Big Sky Award/Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Bedford Hills College Program- (dir/editor) - Profile piece. As the sole degree-granting institution of the BHCP since 1997, Marymount Manhattan College has awarded more than 200 academic degrees to the incarcerated women of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York State’s only women’s maximum-security prison.
Q|A|M Program 2016-2017
Directed and Produced 4 original shorts as a filmmaking fellow in Ira Sach’s Queer Arts Mentorship Program/ Window installations at the Leslie Lohman Museum of
Gay and Lesbian Art:
The Diver's Clothes- (dir) Based on the Rumi poem, our protagonist paints a portal to their own heart.
If I'm a Star- (dir) Adapting poet Jake Matkov’s poetry about his personal experience in the Amtrak derailment, we are walked through a gallery of objects from the event.
Smack Down- (dir) (Wrestling match parodying the infighting in the LGBT community between trans men and cis lesbian women.
A Mixed Catharsis- (dir/animator) Featuring zine work of writer Brendan Williams-Childs exploring trans identity through art.
Assistant Professor Marymount Manhattan College
Courses taught 2017/2018
•Storytelling Across Media
•Festival Coordinator and Creator - Annual Stand Up Speak Out Film +
36 hour Play Festival (2015/2016/2017)
•Outstanding Faculty Award for Communication + Media Arts (2017)
•Netherlands Meets New York Operational Seminar (NYC)
Editing consultant for the journalism program, "CampusDoc"(umentary), a bilingual course in crossmedia storytelling.
•Spark Filmmaking Program (El Gouna, Egypt)
Production Team Mentor/Editing Consultant for an intensive teen workshop focusing on all areas of filmmaking.
•From Script to Preproduction Workshop - NYWIFT (2017)
•Finalist - Guggenheim Fellowship (2017)
•Ira Sach's Queer Art Mentorship (Film Fellow) (2016)