TV/Film

Directing my 2008 short film "Stitches" in Long Beach, CA.

Never Go Hungry
Writer/Director 10 30-second Public Service Announcements created as part of a campaign to bring awareness to food insecurity issues in Binghamton, NY, an upstate community. Funded by a Ross Foundation grant. https://vimeo.com/90999888 password:HAL04

Morning Song
Writer/Director Short film script about a widow reawakening that won a grand prize in the 2013 Beijing International Screenwriting Competition. Completed Winter 2014.

“Tree Man” Steve
Producer/Director/Editor A 6-minute documentary on my friend Stephen DuPrey, an arborist for the County of Los Angeles. He doesn’t just play a tree-lover at work, he’s a tree lover in real life. Short piece about his tree house, love of nature and eco-friendly approach to life. 2013 http://vimeo.com/67539076

Early Birds: Blazing Southern California’s Skies
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor Sometimes a story pops up in your own backyard, like when I discovered that pilot Earl S. Daugherty had lived in the house behind mine nearly a century ago. Incorporating some of his 90-year-old footage, I’m looking at how—after the Wright Brothers were first in flight—the focus of aviation shifted to Southern California where the industry evolved, in production.

The Making of…Christmas Tree Lane
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor A 15-minute documentary on an historic neighborhood parade, featuring the “Mother of the Daisy Parade;” the back-story of the event, and the 59-year-old parade itself. Post-prod. Long Beach Public Access Digital Network, 2013

Never Go Hungry
Sample PSA for a program that ensures kids get enough to eat over the weekend in Upstate New York, used as part of a package to attract grants around food insecurity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYEnxJL7lK4

How Celeste Amaya Lost Weight… While Having Fun,
Writer/Director/Producer A short video on how a 10-year-old girl lost 20 pounds playing soccer, submitted to the Let’s Move! competition. 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIMJUozqMHA

Touch A Life
Writer/Director/Producer A short video on a mentoring program in which BET executives coach youths from the Brotherhood Crusade, a local nonprofit. 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrsykKuanaM

Love Sherwood
Shot footage for a documentary on Sherwood Schwartz, creator of Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch. Project was not funded before Schwartz passed away. 2009-2011

Stitches
Writer/Director A 15-minute narrative short about a fashionista rescued during Hurricane Katrina who must share a room with a girl who’s a fashion disaster. AFI Directing Workshop for Women Fellow, Los Angeles, CA. Won a $5,000 Adrienne Shelly Production Grant on strength of the script. 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1phsVUUQwI

Talk Me To Death
Writer/Director One of seven directors out of hundreds of applicants chosen to make a film. is a comedy short about rampant cell-phone use at a funeral at the Duke City Shootout in Albuquerque, NM. Shot and edited in seven days as a part of a digital filmmaking competition. Won best editing, audience awards. 2006

Emerging Filmmakers Grant
One of seven women directors given a Women In Film/General Motors sponsorship to attend the Women In Film annual conference, the American Film Market, and to meet with key film executives. CA. 2006

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