Films

"The Wolves"

2019-2020

Plot & Mission

A modern fantasy thriller about a woman being followed to her car in a parking garage. A true story muddled with Red Riding Hood, shaken with 2 REDs and three sleepless nights, and poured over some delicious lighting. To be served with some spooky animation and garnished with a fresh score.

The purpose of this film is to visually intrigue as well as excite the viewers, while also nodding to how scary it is to be alone walking to your car at night. 

Status

POST PRODUCTION

 

I am currently searching for vector artists and/or animators to assist in the German Fairytale style of animation we want to accomplish for this film's end result. 

Challenges & Responsibilities 
DIRECTOR  -  WRITER  -  EDITOR - TEACHER

This film was shot with a crew of junior and senior Film & Media Arts majors at my old college. Responsibilities included not only writing and constructing the film, but also instructing students on the workings of a professional film set. The students worked very hard, and I'm very proud of them. You would never know it's an amateur crew!

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"Does the Owl Fly?"

2018-2020

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Plot & Mission

Set in the midst of German occupied France, a female agent with a wooden leg is confronted with a formidable German woman who could be the end of her life and mission. 

World War II (and many others) is riddled with a rich history of incredible, brave women and people of color. Does the Owl Fly is the beginning of a series of historical fiction and biographical pieces highlighting these under-acclaimed heroes.

POST PRODUCTION

 

This story features real women from World War II, but for the sake of the plot I cannot tell you which. I hope you enjoy the film and it's reveal!

Status
Challenges & Responsibilities 
DIRECTOR  - ACTRESS  -  WRITER  -  EDITOR

This project was shot with a minuscule crew of four people, including the two actresses! We filmed it on the beautiful but freezing Spook Hill Farms with a Black Magic and Phantom drone. Pickups are scheduled in Mechanicsburg, PA and our goal is to complete the project in time to submit to the Adirondack Film Festival. 

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"Oak Bones"

2017

A woman, carved from wood by a master craftsman, is brought to life and falls in love with the imperfect world outside her window.

Official Selections
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  • Creation International FF (Summer)

  • Baretower Forge World Film Competition

  • CineManiacs Short Online FF

  • Frostbite International Online FF

  • Miami International FF (April)

  • Splice FF

  • Hollywood Dreamz International 

  • 10th Annual Angaelica International FF

  • Los Angeles Cinefest

  • 10th Annual Ballston Spa FF

  • Harrisburg - Hershey FF

  • 20th FirstGlance FF Philadelphia

  • 10th Annual Chesapeake FF

  • Southern City FF

  • Adirondack Film Festival

  • Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival

  • Annapolis Film Festival

  • Geneva Film Festival

  • Cutting Edge Film Festival

  • Hollywood Screening Film Festival

Best Picture

(1) Baretower Forge WFC

(2) Cinemaniacs Honorable Mention

Best Fantasy

Short

(1) Angaelica FF

(2) Creation Int'l FF

Best

Cinematography

(1) Blackbird FF

(2) Frostbite IOFF

10 Awards - 2x Semi Finalist - 2nd Jury Prize - 25+ Nominations
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Best Visual

Effects

Hollywood Dreamz

Best Acting

(1) Chesapeake FF

(2) Baretower Forge 2nd

Best Narrative

Short

Chesapeake FF

Challenges & Responsibilities 
DIRECTOR  - CINEMATOGRAPHY -  WRITER  -  EDITOR  -  ART DIRECTOR - MAKEUP & COSTUMES - ACTRESS

The entire film had to be conceptualized and pre-produced in two weeks, after the original project was cancelled due to a death in my immediate family. I based the screenplay off the cancelled project and, as a result, I was able to keep the three leading actors that I'd cast and provided them with minor changes to their role. We only had three weekends to film on location, and a budget of only $4,000 that was crowdfunded during filming. In addition to these rapid production challenges, we had to film on location in sub-zero temperatures, juggle a full course-load of classes, and maintain our job performances at our respective employments. 

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"Like Rain"

2015 - 2017

Challenges & Responsibilities 

This project was a massive learning experience for the cast and crew. It was both mine and Kayla's first time directing a film, as well as the first time for the majority of our cast and crew in their roles. We had to work with extremely tight schedules, as our leading actor and supporting lead were both starring in a play during the course of filming. It was a special challenge for me, as I was also acting in the film. Additionally, we were tasked with honestly representing the core of our message and the heart of the stories from which the plot was adapted.

Plot & Mission

Iris - a budding musician and student - loses herself in the wake of her emotionally and sexually abusive relationship with her bipolar boyfriend, Tom. Her main support comes from her best friend Ann, and Ann's new girlfriend Erica. 

With this project, we're hoping to lend understanding to those who've experienced similar trauma, and perspective to those who have not. 

Best Direction

Splice

Finalist

Women's International

People's Choice

Splice

Official 

Seleciton

Cutting Edge

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  • Vimeo
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"Rhapsody for Hope"

2015 - 2017

Post-Production
Challenges & Responsibilities 

DIRECTOR - CINEMATOGRAPHY  -  EDITOR  -  CREATOR

 

This project was a fun experiment in camera work, editing, art direction, and symbolism. It was shot entirely on my Canon Rebel T2i, 90% handheld and the rest shot with tripods or props (rocks, trees, a friend's head, etc). It is intended to be published publicly online without a festival run or large premiere. This one was all about learning, beauty, freezing our toes off in the snow, and fun!

Plot

A surrealistic world in which a girl grows hope in a garden in the form of glowing orbs similar to fireflies. She collects them in bottles and distributes them to those who are hungry, homeless, heartbroken, etc.

Along her way, she encounters Death and Misfortune, the latter of whom does not like the idea of someone bringing light into the world and goes after the garden.

Symbolism

Hope

Love

Death

Fate

Home

Misfortune

Orbs of light.

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The River

The lantern

Thorns & The woman in black

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