Profile

 

Filmmaker with experience directing, producing and editing short-form documentary pieces, as well as experience in production supervising, editing, assistant editing, research and archival footage for feature-length documentaries and commercials.  Further experience in directing Reality TV with “Real American Cowboy.”  Passionate about social justice issues, politics, and climate change issues, with a focus on strong personal narratives which illuminate broader topics of interest.  Complete production management skills, including direct communication with client, time management to meet deadlines and managing all crew and talent logistics during production. 

 

 

Experience

Documentary Films:

 

 

“350.Org” Piece, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | Jan 2013

Field Producer for documentary for 350.Org, an inspirational “TED Talk-esque” piece with Bill McKibben, highlighting the problems we face with climate change, and what direct action viewers can take to get involved.  The film will be part of a broader outreach push with 350.Org.  Field Produced shoot of the last US tour stop for the talk with Bill McKibben, as well as off-the-cuff interviews with audience members, 350.org executives and Bill McKibben.

“The Artificial Leaf”, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | October 2012

Assistant Editing for short documentary “The Artificial Leaf,” a 2nd place winner in the $200,000 GE/Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. “MIT scientist Dan Nocera has a simple formula to save the planet: sunlight + water = energy for the world.”    

“Split: A Deeper Divide”, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | Aug-Oct 2012

Additional Editing, Production Supervisor and Researcher for documentary feature “Split: A Deeper Divide,” a non-partisan look at the partisan divide in our politics.  The film premiered at The Quad Cinema in NY in October 2012, as well as in select cities nationwide, and aired on the Documentary Channel in November 2012.

“Requiem for the American Dream”, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | July 2011- Present

Associate Producer, Assistant Editor, Production Supervisor, and Additional Camera for documentary feature “Requiem for the American Dream,” currently in post-production.   The film is an intimate interview with Noam Chomsky on the financialization of our economy and society.  The film is slated for release in 2013.

“The Fight”, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | July 2011- Present

Additional Editing for the documentary feature “The Fight,” an in-depth look at the failure of our politics through the lens of the on-going health-care debate.  This film is still in post-production, slated for release in 2013.  

“¿Que Pasa?”, T-Bone Films, Denver CO | Nov 2009- Present

Editor, Post-Production Supervisor, and Additional Camera for documentary “¿Que Pasa?” an inside-look at the Mexican drug war and it’s effects on the Mexican public.  Filmed over the last 6 years, this film is currently in post-production, slated for release in 2013, and is part of a planned trilogy of films on the same topic, due 2013/2014.

 

Reality Television:

 

“Real American Cowboy”,T-Bone Films; Denver CO | May 2010

Director and Lead Camera for Reality TV Show “Real American Cowboy” produced independently by T-Bone Films.  The show examines what it means to be a cowboy in today’s West.  Lead production crew through 3-week production schedule, developed competitions and evaluation of contestants,  and supervised post-production for 3 hour-long episodes.  Premiere release party January 17th, 2012 in Denver, CO. 

“Dinner Takes All”, Granada Entertainment, Manhattan, NY | June 2006

Production Assistant on Reality TV Series “Dinner Takes All” which aired on TLC in 2006.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

Commercial Work:

 

 

 

TRESemmé “How To Get The Look” Videos,  PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | Jan 2013

Production Coordinator for TRESemmé “How To Get The Look” styling videos.  Responsible for coordinating and managing all logistics for crew, location and client during pre-production and production.  

Agency: Mullen  |  Client: Unilever

Nexxus Youth Renewal Educational, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | Nov 2012

Production Manager for “Nexxus Youth Renewal” product video.  Responsible for coordinating and managing all logistics for crew, location and client during pre-production and production.  

Agency: Arnold  |  Client: Unilever

No Nonsense with Jill Martin, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | July 2012

Production Manager for “No Nonsense with Jill Martin” styling videos.  Responsible for coordinating and managing all logistics for crew, location and client during pre-production and production.  

Agency: Garage Branding  |  Client: No Nonsense

Actor’s Equity Association, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | March-June 2012

Production Manager and Post-Production Supervisor for celebration video for the Actor’s Equity Association, which aired live during the 2012 Tony Awards.  Production Manager of two separate shoots, as well as communicating and working directly with client from pre-production through post-production process.  

Agency: VP+C Partners  |  Client: Actor’s Equity Association

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | April 2012

Production Manager and Editor for Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy product launch videos (10 videos in total).  Coordinated and managed all logistics for week-long shoot with crew, location, talent and client, from pre-production through delivery of final videos.  

Agency: Weber-Shandwick  |  Client: Unilever

iZone360 Video, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | Feb 2012

Directed, Produced and Edited 5 minute video for iZone360, a program within the New York City Department of Education focused on innovation in education for the NYC public school system.  The piece premiered at the Google Headquarters NY at an event that welcomed new schools into the iZone360 program.

Client: New York City Department of Education

Nexxus “Inside Look”, PF Pictures; Brooklyn NY | Aug 2011

Assistant Editor for Nexxus “Inside Look” video. Organized footage and pulled selects for editor.

Agency: Kaplow  | Client: Nexxus

 

Commercial Production Assistant Work:

 

 

ASPCA “Hovercat”,  Manhattan NY | Jan 2012

Production Assistant for “Hovercat” PSA advertisement.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

TRESemme Styling,  PF Pictures, Manhattan NY | Dec 2011

Production Assistant for “TRESemme Styling” videos.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

Gap “Be Bright” Campaign Photo Shoot, Manhattan NY | Dec 2011

Production Assistant for Gap “Be Bright” Campaign photo shoot.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

Baskin Robbins Mini Ice Cream Cakes, Manhattan NY | Nov 2011

Production Assistant for Baskin Robbins “Mini Ice Cream Cakes” videos.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

Sean Paul Music Video, “She Doesn’t Mind,” Manhattan NY | Nov 2011

Production Assistant for Sean Paul music video for “She Doesn’t Mind.”  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

Dr. Scholl’s Inserts, Manhattan NY | Nov 2011

Production Assistant for “Dr. Scholl’s Inserts” spot.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

Total Beauty Video #2, Good Great Grand; Brooklyn NY | Oct 2011

Production Assistant for “Total Beauty Video #2” styling videos.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

American Eagle Holiday Photo Shoot; Westchester NY | July 2011

Production Assistant for American Eagle Holiday photo shoot.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

Nexxus “How To’s” Videos, PF Pictures; Manhattan NY | July 2011

Production Assistant for Nexxus “How To’s” styling videos.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production.

Total Beauty, Good Great Grand; Brooklyn NY | July 2011

Production Assistant for “Total Beauty” styling videos.  Assisted production team with all aspects of production. 

 

Education

3rd Ward, Introduction to After Effects class, Brooklyn NY,   Jan-Feb 2011

Art Institute of Colorado, Denver CO, October- May 2009. 

Final Cut Pro 7 Advanced Editing Class, Apple Motion Class, Apple Color Class.  Learned Motion, Color and Soundtrack Pro utilities as well as advanced editing techniques, media management and project work-flow organization

University of Vermont, Bachelor of Arts, English Major - 3.34 GPA       2001-2005

New York Film Academy, Summer Directing Program, London    July-Aug 2003

Skills

 

Software: Final Cut Pro Studio (Advanced), After Effects (Beginner/Intermediate), Photoshop (Beginner), Illustrator (Beginner)

Camera Operation and Post-Production Workflows: Canon c300, Sony EX1, Sony EX3, Canon 5D/7D/T2i

Referrals

 

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