As an environmental educator, I make underwater films of streams, rivers, and lakes as a way of helping students and myself understand water and our ecology. I also create short films about exploration, both environmental and cultural.
I am a photographer, filmmaker, and mixed media artist. I'm also the Executive Director of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, where I work beside the Rivanna River and teach history, environmental science, and the arts. My films have been shown at festivals such as the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, Paris/Berlin Rencontres, and the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. When I was beginning in film, I worked as a film editor for the documentary company the James Agee Film Project, learning how to cut film with an actual blade and to tape the splices together and then to edit on an Avid system. For four years I taught media production at the University of Virginia, and I was also the founder and director of the Vinegar Hill Film Festival. The Vinegar Hill Film Festival focused on short films from Virginia or about Virginia, encouraging local filmmaking. We showed our films at a wonderful independent venue, the Vinegar Hill Theatre.
Official Selection
Rainbow Walks: The First Trail
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2020
Official Selection
Aggregate
DAS NYC Experimental Microshorts
Brooklyn, NY
2020
Official Selection
Little Forest Space
Greensboro Dance Film Festival
Greensboro, North Carolina
2020
Official Selection
Immersion/Inversion
VASTLAB Experimental Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2019
Official Selection
Immersion/Inversion
Tom Tom Festival
Charlottesville, VA
2019
Official Selection
The Giving Sky
Audio Shoot Unsigned International Music Video & Film Festival
Wexford
2019
Official Selection
The Etiquette of American Massacres
Feminist Border Arts Film Festival
Las Cruces, New Mexico
2019
Official Selection
Immersion/Inversion
Vox Popular Media Arts Festival
Thunder Bay, Ontario
2019
Official Selection
Immersion/Inversion
Hampden-Sydney College
Farmville, Virginia
2019
Virginia Film Award
A Portrait in Water
RVA Environmental Film Festival
Richmond, Virginia
2019
Official Selection
In the River's Flow
Highway Walkers Film Festival Denali National Park Education Center
Denali, Alaska
2019
Official Selection
In the River's Flow
London Experimental Film Festival
London
Official Selection
In the River's Flow
Equinox Mountain Environmental Film Festival
Manchester, Vermond
Official Selection
In the River's Flow
Mykonos Biennale
Mykonos
Official Selection
In the River's Flow
International Underwater Film Festival
Belgrade
Official Selection
Immersion/Inversion
Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground
Buenos Aires
Official Selection
Rainbow Walks: The First Trail
Better Cities Film Festival
Detroit, Michigan
Official Selection
Rainbow Walks: The First Trail
Big Eyes, Big Minds, Singapore International Children's Film Festival
Singapore
Official Selection
Little Forest Space
Southern Margins International Short Film Festival
Clemson, South Carolina
Official Selection
Little Forest Space
Springdance Film Festival
Barcelona
Official Selection
Girl Above the River
DAS NYC Experimental Microshorts
New York, New York
Official Selection
Girl Above the River
Amsterdam Independent Film Festival
Amsterdam
Official Selection
Girl Above the River
Minikino Film Week
Official Selection
The Giving Sky
Santa Fe Film Festival
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Official Selection
The Giving Sky
Rails to Reels Film Festival
Meridian, Mississippi
Official Selection
Little Forest Space
Maupintown Film Festival
Charlottesville, Virginia
Official Selection
Little Forest Space
International Fine Arts Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection
Aggregate
Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival
Bilbao
As an environmental educator, I make underwater films of streams, rivers, and lakes as a way of helping students and myself understand water and our ecology. I also create short films about exploration, both environmental and cultural.
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