I’m a director, producer and editor in NYC who makes films about artists and creative thinkers. The short documentary I made in 5 days, Legend: a film about Greg Garing, won the jury prize for Best Film of the International Doc Challenge at Hot Docs in Toronto, then screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, IDFA, Nashville, Big Sky, Rooftop Films, and on the Documentary Channel. I direct doc-style films for clients including JP Morgan, Aritzia, Lincoln Center, Atlantic Council, Martha Stewart Weddings, and AT&T, as well as music videos for artists including Jonatha Brooke, Jeff Litman, the Muckrakers, and Eleni Mandell.
I have years of experience working with incredible creatives in high-pressure environments as a freelance post-production and visual effects producer in New York City. I’ve worked with clients including Mercedes, Adidas, Domino’s, Geico, Samsung, Apple, Cigna, Google, Nike, Citibank, Lexus, Nespresso, Budweiser, Verizon, Fiat, A&E, PBS, Nova, Paramount Pictures, The Roots, Gwen Stefani and Kanye West; and production companies including The Artery, Buck, Artjail, Roof Studio, MPC, The Mill, M ss ng P eces, Show of Force, Imaginary Forces and H.S.I. Productions.
Growing up as a child actor in Minneapolis, I earned my SAG-AFTRA card at 5 years old, and found my happy place both on-and off-stage at the Guthrie Theater and Children’s Theater Company. I’ve always been endlessly curious about – and drawn to stories of the people behind – great music, fashion, writing, theater, painting, dance, film, and every art form in between. When I discovered that filmmaking could combine all of these things, I studied Radio/TV/Film (on the directing track) at Northwestern University and have been happily behind the camera & edit suite ever since.
I’m currently in post-production on my first feature documentary: BEING BEBE explores the very-not-straight-line of a creative career, through 15 years in the journey of Bebe Zahara Benet – a drag performer originally from homophobic Cameroon, and the very FIRST WINNER of the culture-changing phenomenon, RuPaul’s Drag Race. We’ve won grants from NYSCA, Brooklyn Arts Council, the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the Lucius & Eva Eastman Foundation, as well as the support of 650+ Kickstarter backers and a Canadian pre-sale with OUTtv. We’re on track to premiere in 2021.
I also love cats who look like this: