Behind the Camera
I am a filmmaker and teaching artist inspired by heartfelt conversation, transformation and personal growth.
I work best as an interlocutor. This is a term I came across during my time as a philosophy undergrad that describes conversation partners who work together to enrich the other's views on living a kinder and richer life. I love bringing a sense of curiosity and play to collaboration and creating thoughtful and earnest stories that empower audiences to live authentically and enthusiastically pursue social justice. I go by she/her pronouns.
Director, Writer and Producer. Awarded 2023 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Individual Artists Program Grant for "Liza," an upcoming short film about a trans woman who asserts her sense of belonging after taking a new job at a sporting goods store.
Actor and Producer. Screened at TRANSlations Seattle Trans Film Festival 2023, New Directors // New Visions Film 2023, FilmPride - Brighton & Hove Pride LGBTQIA+ Film Festival 2023, Saint Bimbo's Film Church 2023, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival 2023, Flickers NYC 2023, Spook Screen 2023, Gaze International LGBTQIA Film Festival 2023, Hudson Valley Film Fest 2023, Small Trans Library Trans Horror 2023, and PROOF Film Festival 2023.
Director, Writer and Editor. Screened at Seattle Queer Film Festival 2021, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) 2022, and presented alongside other queer short films comprising the "best short films from MSPIFF that celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community" at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's 2023 Pride Month Family Day.
Starred in "Artemis," an award-winning queer short film about LARPing. Screened at Woodstock Film Festival 2020, Harkat 16mm Film Festival 2020, Phoenix Shorts 2021, Hudson Valley Film Fest 2021, Fringe! Queer Arts and Film Fest 2021 and won Best LGBTQ+ Film at GeekFest Toronto. 2021.