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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.

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

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 | Camera Operator | 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

  • Assist with execution of video content targeted at narrative storytelling unique to the surf, mountain, and health spaces.
  • Technical prep
March 2018Present
Cinematographer

Freelance

  • Experience in commercial, documentary, and narrative spaces. 
June 2018Present
Associate Producer

Hues Of Blue Productions

  • Research & Development
  • Create film materials for marketing and pitches
  • Designed and created treatment
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 

Honors & Awards

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

Leadership

  • Club Documentary | President
  • Snow Club | Media
  • Surf Club | Media
  • Net Zero Chapman | Member

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