Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructor | Portland OR 2017
Open Signal
Lead instructor for fall workshops ‘Intro to Documentary’ ’Editing for Story’

Instructor | Portland OR 2017
NW Documentary
Lead instructor for summer workshop ‘Rough Cut Critical Feedback’

Instructor | Portland OR 2016, 2017
Media Institute for Social Change
Guest instructor for Summer Documentary Program college students

Filmmaker Liaison | Ashland OR 2010-2011
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Manage communication between filmmakers and festival staff, create and edit festival program guide, oversee print traffic, direct hospitality, coordinate assets.

Non Theatrical Distribution Manager | New York NY 2008-2010
Film Movement
Direct non-theatrical exhibition of independent and foreign films, track and invoice distribution sales, manage print advertising, create and edit film catalog and online newsletter, generate and maintain venue relationships, lead film marketing and social outreach efforts.

Production and Development Intern | New York NY 2007-8
Arts Engine/Big Mouth Films
Documentary production audio and camera, grant writing, translation.

Editor and Distribution Manager | New York NY 2007-8
John Halpern/MDS Productions
Direct documentary distribution campaign, assistant editor, Spanish translator.

Teaching Assistant | Burlington VT 2006
Producing and Industry Literacy | Burlington College
Assist lead instructor in all aspects of classroom education.

SELECT CLIENT WORK

Process Digital / The Players Tribune ‘Caleb Swanigan’ (Location Scout)
Center for Asian American Media / Muslim Youth Voices (Producer/DP/Sound)
Lara Gallagher / ‘Clementine’ Feature Film (Location Manager)
Punched.TV / Building Off the Grid ‘Sonia’ (Field Producer)
Fort Ripper / Sumohair ‘Nina’ Music Video (Production Asst.)
XRAY / Kodiak Deathbeds ‘Wild Heart’ Music Video (Editor)
Actual Industries / Nike ‘Marathon Kids’ (Production Asst.)
Salt & Straw / Training Video (Videographer, Editor)
Jeff Deutchman / ’11.8.16’ Feature Documentary (Cinematographer, Co-director)
Lara Gallagher / Allison Crutchfield ‘Dean’s Room’ Music Video (Prod. Asst.)
Vayner Media / MLS Cup ‘Dawson’ (Production Coordinator)
Facebook Live / Public Launch (Digital Media Consultant)

FILMOGRAPHY

WOODSRIDER, 2017
Documentary Feature, HD, Color
Director, Producer, Editor

BURNING IN THE SUN, 2010
Documentary Feature, SD, Color
Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Assistant Editor
Distribution: PBS World, Al Jazeera, Link TV, Bullfrog Films, Itunes, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Snag Films

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

PLAYA/Oregon Film, Filmmaker Residency (2017)
Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant (2016)
NW Documentary, Artist-In-Residence (2015-16)
Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers (2010)
Puffin Foundation Artists Grant (2010)
IFP Documentary Rough Cut Lab Fellow (2008)
IFP Independent Film Week ‘Spotlight on Docs’ (2008)
Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds (2008)
Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant Award (2008)
LEF Foundation Grant (2006)

SELECT SCREENINGS 

WOODSRIDER
Portland Film Festival
Santa Cruz Film Festival (Best Experimental Feature)
Eastern Oregon Film Festival
Northwest Filmmakers Festival
Boathouse Microcinema

BURNING IN THE SUN
Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival
New York African Film Festival at Lincoln Center
Cinema for Peace (International Green Film Award)
FICMA Barcelona Environmental Int’l Film Festival
Santa Cruz Int’l Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize)
Indie Spirit Film Festival (Audience Award)
Bend Film Festival
Rooftop Films Summer Series
Cascade Festival of African Films
Southern Utah Documentary Int’l Film Festival (Audience Award)
Addis Int’l Film Festival (Opening Night Selection)
Sedona Int’l Film Festival
Landlocked Film Festival
Atlanta Int’l Documentary Film Festival
EcoFocus Film Festival
Kansas Int’l Film Festival
Duke City Doc Fest
Vermont Int’l Film Festival
Virginia Film Festival
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Lone Star Film Festival

ARTIST TALKS, JURIES & PANELS 

Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, ‘Beyond Mentoring’ Panel (2017)
Cinema for Peace, International Green Film Jury (2016, 2017)
NW Documentary, Doc Talk Presenter (2014)
HD Fest Portland, Shorts Jury (2010, 2012)
Santa Cruz Int’l Film Festival, Environmental Features Jury (2011)
Florida Film Festival, ’Women in Film’ Panel (2010)
Florida Film Festival, Dramatic Features Jury (2010)

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Chapter Leader | Portland OR 2016-2017
Portland Film Fatales
Lead meetings, coordinate screenings and events for Film Fatales, a network of women directors who meet regularly to mentor each other, collaborate on projects and build a supportive community in which to make their films.

Festival Consultant | Astoria OR 2015
Astoria International Film Festival
Curate and select films for 9th annual emerging regional film festival.

Advisor | Portland OR 2013
Northwest Film Center
Advisor/mentor for Project Viewfinder, serving youth transitioning out of homelessness and learning basic filmmaking skills as an act of empowerment.

EDUCATION

BURLINGTON COLLEGE | Burlington VT 2005
Certificate in Cinema Studies & Film Production

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | New York NY 2001
B.A. in Hispanic Studies — Cum Laude Honors, Departmental Honors

UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE | Seville Spain 1999-2000
Study Abroad

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