CV

EDUCATION

TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, NYU, Masters (MPS) in Film & New Media, May 2018

— New York, NY

Honors: Fellow, NYC Media Lab & A+E Networks AR Fellowship

Selected, VR Showcase at French Embassy party for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Selected, Office of Creative Research grant for Thesis work

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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, B.A. Cum Laude in Creative Writing, May 2013

— Philadelphia, PA

Honors: Honors, thesis in creative writing.

Selected, film thesis in Fine Arts.

Selected, attend the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

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EXPERIENCE

MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, REEL WORKS & DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY TELEVISION — New York, NY

Instructor, September 2016 – Present

Teach technical and conceptual courses in cinematography and editing, and documentary filmmaking to high school students and adults at three different organizations for learning documentary and narrative filmmaking.

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DETENTION” – FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM Chicago, Texas, Guatemala

Director, August 2016 – Present

Direct and produce a feature-length documentary film about the American asylum system, specifically the practice of detaining women and children seeking asylum.  The film is scheduled to be released in May of 2019.

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FREELANCE FILM PRODUCTION — USA

Cinematographer, Editor, Director, June 2014 – Present

Clients include: the New Yorker, Theater for a New Audience, Cooper & Cooper Real Estate, Airbnb, the NFL, Beats by Dre, Matador Network, and others. Work ranges from a trip to Japan to cover a bicycle race to a multi-million dollar commercial with Serena Williams to shooting the New Yorker Festival, to directing and editing documentaries on real estate agents.

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ECTQ INC. — Quebec, QC

Cinematography Resident, January 2016 – June 2016

Filmed four to six short films each week in an intensive program aiming to master cinematic camera technique while producing films for festivals.

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SLANTED LIGHT San Francisco, CA

Film Lead, November 2014 – January 2016

Produced, filmed, and edited videos for Nike and Microsoft while managing a team of freelance filmmakers.

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SAN FRANCISCO URBAN PLANNING FILM FESTIVAL San Francisco, CA

Creative Director, March 2014 – November 2014

Developed an original website and edited a loop of short films for the first of an anual, up and coming film festival.

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CENTRE  FOR ORAL HISTORY  AND DIGITAL STORYTELLING — Montreal, QC

Sound Editor, February 2014 – May 2014

Combined original music and interviews to create an innovative storytelling project on the Concordia University strikes.

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KLIP COLLECTIVE Philadelphia, PA

Video and Design Intern, Summer 2012

Edited videos and photos for projects including the Philadelphia Flower Show, Carmelo Anthony shoe release and Frankie Rose music video. Also set up concert lighting and worked as a copywriter on Klip Collective newsletters and website.

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LANGUAGES : ENGLISH (NATIVE), FRENCH (NATIVE-LEVEL), SPANISH (PROFICIENT)

TECHNICAL SKILLS : ADOBE CC, FINAL CUT PRO, AVID, PRO TOOLS, UNITY, CINEMA 4D, JAVASCRIPT, C++, SONY CAMERAS, CANON CAMERAS, PANASONIC CAMERAS, ARRI CAMERAS, BLACKMAGIC CAMERAS

PERSONAL : In addition to filmmaking, I love cooking. For two years, I worked as a chef, line cook, and caterer in various restaurants in Chicago, Philadelphia and Montreal.

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