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Summary

I'm an award winning film maker with a solid background in writing, directing and comedy/improv. I have created over 400 projects including work for Kiva.org, History Channel, AMC Networks, USA Today Travel, Yelp, YP, and Groupon.

Work History

2005Present

Filmmaker

LauraParkFilms

Owner: Direct, film and edit projects for Television and Web including Kiva.org, History Channel, AMC Networks, USA Today Travel, and Yelp. *Boston Comedy Festival Film Competition Winner (Writer/actor/director/editor)

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Website: Lauraparkfilms.com

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Projects include:

DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER: KIVA.ORG. Direct and shoot documentary film of  the lives of Kiva borrowers in rural Kenya, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Worked with the following organizations: Aldea Global Nicaragua, Technosol Nicaragua, Mi Credito Nicaragua, EDESA Costa Rica,One Acre Funds Kenya, ITC4D For Development Kenya, Moringa School Nairobi Kenya,SMEP Microfinance Kenya, Vava Coffee, Kenya, Sustainable Community Development Services, Kenya.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER:  USA TODAY TRAVEL. Write/direct/shoot/edit 3 part cruise review for Princess Cruise Line's Ruby Princess. Coordinating shoots onboard and abroad. *Editors Choice Award

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS/NEW LEAF LITERARY. Write/direct/shoot/edit/cast/location scout for science fiction book trailer for The Lost Planet Series by Rachel Searles.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: HISTORY CHANNEL. Direct and shoot b-roll for American's Book of Secrets.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: AMC NETWORKS. Write/direct/shoot/edit PSA for Living Advantage Inc. Celebrity Talent.

20092014

Digital Media Director

Green Planet Building/Great Lakes Construction

Online Content Developer - Write and develop all online media for Green Planet Building/ Great Lakes Construction. Create and execute online video series on Green Building Techniques.

Develop monthly newsletter highlighting eco-friendly topics and events. 

Social Media Marketing - Create and maintain company blog, create and maintain facebook, twitter, pinterest accounts. Integrate social media, blogging, newsletter website and youtube marketing. 

20082008

Writer

FOX Television

Specific projects: Create, develop and interact 13 internet characters for special BONES television episodes.

20082008

Writer/Improv Teacher

American FIlm Institude

Lead workshop in improvisation performance and writing. Teach SAG actors improv and writing skills.

20072008

Writer

Playboy Television

Staff writer for series “Weekend Flash,” Research current news topics. Write stories for “The Daily Show” style news comedy show for Playboy Television. Met quick deadlines with strong comedy on the latest news and events. 

20062007

Writer

Arc Entertainment

Write tailored comedy shows for live events. Developed, personalized and performed original material for private parties and “Brides Night Out” style events.  

20062007

Show Producer

New York Fringe Festival

Write, produce and perform a one-woman show tour across the country. New York Fringe Festival.

20062006

Show Producer

Toi on Vine Comedy

Produce Stand-up Comedy and variety shows  for Toi on Vine Restaurant. 

Education

Bachelors of Arts Degree in Anthropology/ Theatre Minor/ Phi Beta Kappa

University of MN

Advanced Comedy writing: Greg Dean, Jerry Katzman. Los Angeles, CA

Comedy writing, Improv: Groundlings, Improv Olympic,

Brave New Workshop (MN Groundlings)

Spanish Language: Spanish Language Academy, Madrid, Spain.

Spanish Language Program, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Awards

Boston Comedy Film Festival Winner and USA Today Travel Editors Choice Award

Portfolio

Languages

English and Spanish

Portfolio