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Summary

I am an adventurer with unyielding compassion about challenging and changing the norm. My hope is to combine my adventurous passions with strong visual storytelling to elevate the outdoor space.

Education

AUG 2015MAY 2019
Chapman University

B.F.A. Documentary Filmmaking

  • Minor: Computer Science
  • Magna Cum Laude

Filmography

Of The Sea (2019) | 12 min

Director | Producer | Editor

An ocean minded Vietnam refugee and activist uses her eco-friendly bikini brand as a voice for positive environmental change to preserve the natural world for future generations.

  • NFFTY - Audience Award, Jury Award Nomination
  • Surfalorous Film Festival - Emerging Filmmaker Award
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival - Best NM documentary short
  • Huntington Beach Film Festival - Best surf short
  • Save the Waves Film Festival
  • Catalina Film Festival
  • Coast Film Festival
  • Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival
  • San Pedro International Film Festival
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • Ringerike International Youth Film Festival
  • Key West International Film Festival
  • Action! International Film Festival
  • 2019 American Society of Cinematographers Richard H. Kline Student Heritage Award Nomination
High Tide (2019) | 9 min

Director | Producer | Co-Editor

High Tide is a documentary film which shines light on the nuclear crisis at San Onofre through the lens of the surfing community. In particular, it follows the family of San Onofre activist, Sarah Brady, and her family connection to this special surf break.

Salt Inspired (2018) | 2 min

Director | Producer | Cinematographer | Editor

A film that dives into the mind of a free diver, Kristina Zalewski.

  • Patagonia Film Festival
  • Flying Broom International Film Festival
  • Voices from the Waters International Traveling Film Festival
Running On Pink (2018) | 10 min

Director | Producer | Cinematographer | Co-Editor

A film that looks at the benefits that sports can have for young girls, particularly on their self-confidence and body-image.

  • Lone Star Film Festival
She Who Questions (2017) | 14 min

Director | Producer | Cinematographer

A second generation Sikh Scottish woman struggles against her conservative Indian culture to help other Sikh women adjust to Western society. The film explores the controversies of a people belonging to a religion based on equality and a culture based on patriarchy.

  • 45th Annual Student Academy Awards Semi-Finalist
Tigerstyle (2017) | 10 min

Director | Producer | Cinematographer | Co-Editor

Member of popular hip hop duo prioritizes his family and faith above all else, but it is challenged to find a balance between these aspects of his life and his career.

  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • CAAMFest
  • 41st Asian American International Film Festival
  • Docuwest Documentary Film Festival

Film Experience

Spring 2017Present
Cinematographer + Editor

The Inertia

  • Create video content targeted at narrative storytelling unique to the surf, mountain, and health spaces.
  • Build videos for the website, Vimeo and Youtube platforms.
  • Execute in media management: backing up, ingesting, and organizing footage.
March 2018Present
Cinematographer + Editor

Freelance

  • Create visuals in the commercial, documentary, and narrative spaces. 
  • Prepare for shoots by setting up lighting, audio, and building camera.
June 2018Present
Associate Producer

Hues Of Blue Productions

  • Research & development.
  • Create film materials for marketing and pitches.
  • Design and create treatments and one sheets.
January 2019March 2019
Production Intern

Stept Studios

  • Assist producer with pitch creation, distribution, and creative strategy.
  • Assist with pre-production materials, location permitting, and prop sourcing.
  • Help with media distribution in regards to press releases, festival applications, and brand research.
  • Perform administration tasks such as booking travel, managing receipts, and tracking shipments .

Awards & Nominations

  • Semi-finalist 45th Annual Student Academy Awards 
  • 2019 American Society of Cinematographers Richard H. Kline Student Heritage Award Nomination
  • NFFTY 2019 - Audience Award, Jury Award Nomination
  • Surfalorous Film Festival 2019 - Emerging Filmmaker Award
  • Huntington Beach Film Festival 2019 - Best documentary short
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2019 - Best NM documentary short

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