I love the way a good story feels and experimenting on how to tell those stories through film is my favorite thing to do. She/her pronouns.
New to the Asheville, NC area, I am looking forward to being a part of the talented film community here.
My day job is in the mentoring/counseling field with flexible shifts and this has allowed me to work with some local filmmakers on several interesting projects and I look forward to continuing my engagement with the local film community.
Before moving to Asheville, I was a student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) where I graduated in 2018 with a degree in film. I was a member of the Production Club at my school for my first year and went on to be selected as the club's Producer and Officer, successfully running the club for the next three years.
I had some wonderful teachers at UWM, including Tate Bunker, Sky Hopinka, and the late Ken Wood. My favorite classes included: Zen, The Art of Filmmaking, Director of Photography, Horror, and The Business of Screenwriting. The connections with my professors and fellow students were the most valuable assets from that chapter in my life and I long for the time when we can all gather again to work on a collaborative project.
My years on Milwaukee were the longest time I have spent in one city. From a very young age, my family moved from place to place on an average of every two years. It was incredibly fun and exciting to move all over the world and meet and become friends with so many different people.
Amidst all the travel were two constants for me and my younger sister and brother. 1) We all were homeschooled. In fact, my first class in “normal school” was my first day in college, where I graduated with honors. 2) We were all on the saber fencing circuit for many years, bringing home gold medals and high rankings. My sister and I traveled around the world for years representing the US in our sport.
I want to use my life to explore, take risks, and connect with people along the way. Which is great because, as far as I can tell, that’s what life wants for me and if I should be allowed to philosophize for a moment, for us all as human beings.
Official Selection - Short Film
Ouroboros
Chandler International Film Festival
Chandler, Arizona
2020
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
Ouroboros
iffy
Dublin
2019
Finalist
158
Picture Show Panic
Titusville, Florida
2019
Official Selection
158
Light & Future International Film Festival
Houston, TX
2019
Semi-Finalist
158
Indie Visions Film Festival
Charlottesville, VA
2019
Official Selection
158
Dumbo Film Festival
New York City
2019
Official Selection
158
Midwest Weirdfest
Eau Claire, WI
2019
Official Selection
158
Winter Film Awards
New York City
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Riverside Short Film Festival
New Haven, MO
2019
Official Selection
158
Devil's Night Gallery Film +Art Event
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
2019
Best Fantasy
Ouroboros
Geek Short Film Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Chippewa Valley Film Festival
Eau Claire, WI
2019
Official Selection
158
Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina
2019
Best in Show
Ouroboros
Bensenville Short Film Festival
Bensenville, Illinois
2019
Best Art/Experimental Short
Ouroboros
Stranger Days Independent Film Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Raleigh Film and Art Festival
Raleigh, NC
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
NYLIFF (New York Long Island Film Festival)
Seaford, New York
2019
Best Cinematography
Ouroboros
Johnson City Film Festival
Johnson City, Tennessee
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Real to Reel Film Festival
Kings Mountain, NC
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Full Bloom Film Festival
Statesville, NC
2019
Semi-Finalist
Ouroboros
Light & Future International Film Festival
Houston, TX
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Dumbo Film Festival
New York City
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
First Friday Film Festival Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
2019
Best Silent Short Film - Student Category
Ouroboros
Peak City International Film Festival
Apex, North Carolina
2019
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Tryon International Film Festival
Tryon, North Carolina
2019
Semi-Finalist
Ouroboros
Indie Visions Film Festival
Charlottesville, VA
2019
Loren Savitsky Young Filmmaker Award
Ouroboros
Big Water Film Festival
Ashland, Wisconsin
2019
Best Wisconsin Film
Ouroboros
Milwaukee Short Film Festival
Milwaukee, WI
2018
Grand Jury Prize Winner
Ouroboros
Midwest Independent Film Festival
Chicago, IL
2018
Best Narrative
Ouroboros
Visions 8 Film Festival and Conference
Wilmington, NC
2018
Official Selection
158
Reel 2 Reel Student Film Festival
Burlington, NC
2018
First Place
Ouroboros
Reel 2 Reel Student Film Festival
Burlington, NC
2018
First Place
Ouroboros
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Student Film Festival
Milwaukee
2016
Best Fantasy - October 2019
Ouroboros
Florence Film Awards - Monthly Competition
Florence
Best Production Design
Ouroboros
SHORT to the Point
Bucharest
Official Selection - November 2019
Ouroboros
Miami Independent Film Festival (MINDIE)
Miami, Florida
Official Selection
Ouroboros
Genre Celebration
Tokyo
Semi-Finalist
Ouroboros
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection
158
Genre Celebration
Tokyo
College
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Film
20142018
Birth City
Louisville, KY (Jacksontown)
Current City
Asheville, NC
Hometown
Burlington, Ontario, Canada • La Grange, Kentucky • San Francisco, California • York, England (North of England) • East Sussex, England (South of England) • Mooresville, North Carolina • Istanbul, Turkey • Bucharest, Romania • Erie, Pennsylvania • Phoenix, Arizona • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Gender
Female
Synesthete.
World-class saber fencer.
Turkophile.
Cross Fit!
"I've never seen any life transformation that didn't begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit." ~Elizabeth Gilbert
"Don't stop until you are proud." ~Unknown
I love the way a good story feels and experimenting on how to tell those stories through film is my favorite thing to do. She/her pronouns.