Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, I earned my BA from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and my MFA in Filmmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
My approach to film work involves intentionally reconstructing reality with an emphasis on compositional structure and editing technique, emphasizing the formal relationships between elements both with-in individual shots and as a collective whole. My films take the form of both traditional documentary in the poetic mode of representation, to fictional scripted narratives that employ absurdist humor. The documentary work I produce focuses on the notion of legacy, both of people and places, as a means to examine the past and put the present into perspective. Conversely my scripted work focuses on the banal and absurd aspects of everyday life, bringing together a sense comedy and real life drama. I find a fulfilling sense of balance in creating both film forms.