Writer-Director | Editor
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About

 

Summary

A Writer/Director and Producer who is a staunch collaborator and leader in crafting innovative short to feature-length cinematic video or film content (fiction, nonfiction, experimental & hybrid) with either emerging or experienced storytellers.

An agile and imaginative Video Editor with over 10 years experience in video and film post-production (using Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere) who aims to prickle, capture and grow audiences across all media platforms.

A story-first and audience-focused Teacher with over 13 years educating filmmakers, content creators, who places a premium on visual storytelling. You have a story to tell, let's work together and share it.


Education

New York University, New York, NY
MFA, Filmmaking - Dean's Fellowship

Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT
MFA, Acting - Dwight Hall Leadership Fellow

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
BA, Theater


Writer/Director

Men In Love (Short Narrative)
Surface of Things (Short Narrative)
Half Hour (Short Documentary)

Screenings

Athens International Film+Video, BronzeLens Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Dallas Film Festival, Expresión en Corto, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Harlem International Film Festival, Longbaugh Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, IFC/Rooftop, Method Fest, Palm Springs International Short Fest, Urbanworld.


Editor

Druid Peak (Feature Narrative)
Maladies (Feature Narrative)
Growing Taller (Short Documentary)
The Director: An Evolution In Three Acts (Feature Documentary, Associate Editor)
Chongo (Branded Short Documentary)
Kickin/YelaWolf (Music Video)
Premature (Short narrative, HBO Grand Jury Prize Winner-2008)
Humanity (Branded Short/Dir. Spike Lee)
Jay-z For A Day (Commercial Branded Short/Dir. Spike Lee)
11.04.08 (Documentary Short/Dir. Spike Lee)
Kink TV/the Verge (Veronica/The Netherlands)

Clients

UNICEF, Gucci, RabitBandini, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Nokia, Jay-Z/Roc-a-Fella, Cisco, Chevy, SpikeDDB, and Firelight Media.


Actor

Festen (Music Box Theatre, Broadway)
Julius Caesar (Belasco Theatre, Broadway)
Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane Theatre, Off-Broadway)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Out Lady Of 121st Street (Steppenwolf Theatre Co.)
De Dominee (Feature Film)
The Kevin Master’s Show (Yorin/The Netherlands, On-Air Correspondent)
Kink TV/the Verge (Veronica/The Netherlands, Creator/Host)
Law & Order (NBC)
Train Play (Clubbed Thumb, Off-Broadway)
Adverse Possession (Feature Film)
As You Like It (Worth Street Theatre)
In God's Hands (Feature Film)
Guiding Light (CBS)
G (Feature Film)
Richard III (Yale Repertory Theatre)
The People Vs. The God Of Vengeance, 1923 (Boston Center for the Arts)
The Tempest (Fort Worth Shakespeare)


Adjunct

New York University - Tisch School of the Art

Graduate Courses:
Actor's Craft: Taught directing actors for directors; actor scene study, audition and rehearsal techniques, blocking for the camera, screen performance history, improv techniques for screen acting.

Undergraduate Courses:
Post-Production Colloquium: Taught the role and collaborative duties of the editor from pre-production through finishing, exporting, packaging and distribution.

Intermediate Editing Workshop: Taught Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer while covering the use of montage & continuity style, narrative structure, audio editing, use of music in editing, rhythm, story, emotion and performance in editing with the director.

Performance Strategies: Taught a Practicum introducing filmmakers to directing the actor; including the history of film performance and various acting/rehearsal/on set techniques and applications.