Documentary Film

VESSEL  |  DIRECTOR, PRODUCER  | 2014  

  • Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Outreach Director of award-winning feature documentary about a reproductive rights activist on the high seas.
  • Managed team of over 25 creative contributors, in 10 countries
  • Independently raised equity and grant monies totaling over $900K
  • Distributed domestically and internationally in theaters, campuses and communities, and educationally; by Netflix in 30 countries and across video-on-demand platforms

FORD FOUNDATION IFP LEGACY FILMS  |  DIRECTOR, PRODUCER  |  2013

  • Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor for a series of short films demonstrating the impact of the International Fellowship Program (IFP), featuring community leaders in: Brazil, Palestine, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Ghana, Kenya
  • Co-Produced series of short films with global IFP Partner offices in: Senegal, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda 

 

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY AND DESIGN

FORD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM  |  DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS  |  2010 – 2013

  • Designed and implemented communications strategy for an alumni community of 4300+ social justice leaders from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Russia.
  • Built and managed communications team
  • Designed and implemented media tools for web, print, PR, and video
  • Managed website redesign

VESSEL  |  OUTREACH DIRECTOR|  2014 – 2015

  •  With Film Sprout, built community screenings tour of 300+ community, campus, and festival audiences, in 17 countries
  • Built partner network of over 240 hosting organizations
  • Developed and designed promotional materials, including: website, postcards, posters, social media
  • Developed and produced outreach materials, including: collaboration on discussion guide, collection of supplementary materials, and development of educational tools for mobile

 

ADDITIONAL FILM PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

ON THE LEESH PRODUCTIONS  |   RESIDENT DESIGNER  |  2004 - 2007

  • Designed a unified aesthetic for all film and podcast productions, including: production design, publicity and press written materials, graphic design, and assembling design teams.  (9 short films; 2 podcast series).

FREELANCE VIDEOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC DESIGN  |  2002 - 2015 

  • Medical Students for Choice, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, Guggenheim Museum, B-Productions (New York Fashion Week), Grolsch.

FREELANCE PRODUCTION DESIGN |  2002 – 2015

  • MTV, Mike Myers, Vampire Weekend, Mark McAdams, Nowhere But Up Films, Analyle Films, NoMoneyFun Films, Pterodactyl Films, Little Airplane Productions, Disney Channel, Nick Jr., Noggin Channel.

 

AWARDS

Fulbright Fellowship, SXSW Audience Award, SXSW Special Jury Award for Political Courage, Peter Wintonick Award (Sheffield DocFest), Moving Mountains Honorable Mention (Mountainfilm in Telluride), Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award, SIMA Lens to Action Jury Award, CINE Golden Eagle Award for Independent and Emerging Media Finalist

 

GRANTS

Impact Partners, Fork Films, Chicken & Egg, NYSCA, Fledgling Fund, HIVOS. Harnisch Foundation, Mama Cash, Ipas, Mary Wohlford Foundation, Hope Foundation, Tuttleman Foundation, E Rhodes and Leona B Carpenter Foundation, Puffin Foundation

 

WORK FEATURED IN

Democracy Now, WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, Huffington Post Live, TEDxAmazonia, New York Times, Refinery 29, Huffington Post, BBC

 

EDUCATION

  • The New School, MA International Media, 2008
  • Tufts University, BA English, 1999
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, BFA Visual Art, 1999

 

SKILLS

  • Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Office
  • Photography & Video
  • Graphic Design & Layout
  • Writing Skills