Curriculum Vitae


MFA 1998    Film/Video Production, California College of Art       
BA 1993     Film Production/Cinema Studies, San Francisco State University Cum Laude

Educational Employment

2016    Instructor SummerFuel International Students U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Visual StoryTelling

08-09   Adjunct Faculty California State University Monterey, Intro To Documentary
02-09   Adjunct Faculty San Francisco State University Digital Video Intensive, San Francisco, CA. Classes: Producing/Marketing Documentary Film, Documentary Narrative Structure and Interview Techniques
2005    Instructor California State University Monterey, Creative Process in Film
2003    Instructor California College of Arts, Oakland, CA, Documentary Shorts
2001    Instructor U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley CA, Documentary Portraiture
1999    Instructor Graduate Assistant, California College of Arts, Oakland, CA,Experimental Documentary

Visiting Artist Lecture

2007    New College of California, Constructing Identity
2006    Mills College, Oakland, CA, Documentary Filmmaking-Developing Story Lines
2005    Yale University, New Haven, CT, Documentary Filmmaking-Portraiture
1999    U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Documentary Filmmaking-Portraiture
1999    Holy Names College, Oakland, CA, Documentary Filmmaking 

Documentary Film Employment

2015    Sara The Smuggler  performance artist and dancer
2013    Generation Food global success stories of food security (Seg/ director CA)
2013    HI-Jew Positive Jewish identity in today?s Warsaw, (consult producer)
2013  No Ordinary Life  child prostitute escaping Indian Brothels (consult producer)
2011     Porch-light Project  series of films on Autism (consulting producer)
2011     Edutopia Science Web Series (consult producer)
2008    IO Media  UC Fullerton design campaign (scriptwriter)
2006    Unlisted  relationship of daughter and her schizophrenic father (consult producer)
2005    Aforementioned  Child explores the human rights of adoptee?s (SF producer)
2004     Hostage  retraces the hijacking of TWA flight 847 (researcher)
2003     Circo Zero  explores an avant garde circus (director)
2002     Whipsmart  investigates and demystifies the world of S/M (director)
2000    History of Punk Rock  traces the roots of punk rock (NY producer)
1999     Fallen Angel  Marvin Gaye music biography (LA Producer/DP)
1999     When Pigs Fly  Marianne Faithful music biography, (LA producer/DP)
'94-95   TV Associate Producer selected clients include: VH1, MTV, CBS, Oprah, Bill Graham Productions, Japan-TV, Nike, Golden State Warriors, Levi's, Fox Network News
'93-00   Real People Casting (Casting Director) Owned and operated casting agency focusing on non-actors. Commercials have appeared on national television, magazines and nationwide billboard campaigns. Selected clients include: Sketchers, Levi's, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Gap, Blue Cross, Nike, Footlocker, Birkenstock, Kaiser Permanente, Sega and Charles Schwab.
'02-05   Film Frenzy Curator Curate and produced a monthly cinema that screened independent films of all genres. Solicit filmmakers nationwide to submit work. Review, evaluate and select films. Create a dynamic and compelling program that screened to hundreds of people each month.

Authored Films Producer/Director/Writer

2015   Finding FreeSpace comedy (Screenplay)
2015   Roller Rebel Bio-Pict featuring roller derby legend Ann Calvello (Screenplay) 
2015   The Well Of Being  animated  adaptation of illustrated book ( In Development)
2012 Gualbi Gang features Northern Indian women fighting for their civil rights.
2006    Murder Triptych explores a murder in Oakland, CA. 
2004    Brain on Chucks features band-Troublemaker for a Converse spec ad. 
2002    Dirt Farmer Latino metal band Totimoshi?s journey back totheir Cuban roots. 
2002    21 explores racial tension in New York City post 9/11. 
1999    Red Rain chronicles the personal and professional life of a female boxer. 
1996    Romania Project (production only) explores post revolutionary Bucharest. 
1993    Know What I Mean  three women of differing ethnic backgrounds. 
1992    Supreme Concrete Jungle an experimental film which blends elements of fire,
water and stilt-walking women set against a backdrop of urban decay. 
1991    Beginning Is Saying Goodbye an experimental film that speaks to the loss of
childhood innocence.

Selected Screenings Film: Twenty-One 02-04

Cinematheque San Francisco, CA
Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI
Athens Film Festival, OH
Rafael Film Center, CA
The Roxie Cinema San Francisco, CA
Fine Arts Theatre Berkeley, CA
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Austin, TX
Red Vic San Francisco, CA
Dallas Video Festival, TX
UN/Human Rights Festival Irvine, CA
Virginia Film Society
Nashville Film Festival, TN
Florida Film Festival
Nantucket Film Festival, MA
Maine Int. Film Festival Portland, ME
Coast Side Film Night, Half Moon Bay, CA
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
Olympia Film Society, WA
Memorial Screening, New York, NY
Facets Theatre, Chicago, IL
Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, SC
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WAGeorge Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY
Cincinnati Film Society, OH
Wexner Center, Columbus, OH
HBO Frame by Frame Yerba Buena Center For Arts, San Francisco, CA
Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
Channel Island Indie Film Festival, Ventura, CA
Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI
Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham, Al
Red Eye Cinema, Minneapolis, MN
Lady Fest San Francisco, CA
San Diego Film Festival, CA
Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY
Black Bear Film Festival, PA
Tribecca Film Festival, NY
Arab Film Festival San Francisco, CA
United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford, CA
Winslow Film Festival
Hawaii Int. Film Festival
Louisville Film & Video Festival, KY
Conscientious Projector, Bainbridge Island
Get Shorty Film Festival, traveling to NY, LA, Chicago
Austin, Miami, Boston, SF, and New Orleans

Sao Paulo Int. Festival of Short Film
SeNef Festival of New Media, Seoul Korea
European Media Arts Film Festival Osnabruck, Germany
Pacific Cinematheque Vancouver, BC
Osnabruck Film Festival Germany
Cork Int. Film Festival, Ireland
Pesaro Film Festival, Italy
Institute of Contemporary Arts London
Television Broadcast
HBO: Airing on 9/11/02 for anniversary
DCTV Washington, DC

Selected Screenings Film: Red Rain 1999-2005

San Francisco Festival of Independent Cinema
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival
Honolulu L&G Int. Film Festival
New York L&G Int. Film Festival
San Francisco L&G Int. Film Festival
Philadelphia L&G Int. Film Festival
Philadelphia Int. Film Festival
Austin L&G Int. Film Festival
Michigan Women's Film Festival
Rhode Island Int. Film Festival
Milwaukee L&G Int. Film Festival
Rochester L&G Int. Film festival
Tampa L&G Int. Film Festival
Washington DC L&G Int. Film Festival
Pittsburgh L&G Int. Film Festival
Chicago L&G Int. Film Festival
Denver Film Festival
Los Angeles L&G Int. Film Festival
Silverlake Int. Film Festival
Atlanta L&G Int. Film Festival
Tucson L&G Int. Film Festival
Seattle L&G Int. Film Festival
Fresno L&G Int. Film Festival
Women in the Directors Chair, Chicago
KPFA Radio Documentary Screening, San Francisco, CA
Moxie Theater, Santa Monica, CA
Brisbane Int. Film Festival
Paris L&G Film Festival
Seoul Int. Film Festival
Torino-Italy L&G Int. Film Festival
Toronto Int. L&G Film Festival
Victoria, BC Int. Film Festival
Montreal Int. L&G Film Festival
Berlin Int. L&G Film Festival
Sydney Int. L&G Film Festival
Amsterdam L&G Film Festival
Brussels L&G Film Festival
New Zealand L&G Film Festival
Melbourne Film Festival
Turin Int. L&G Film Festival
Ontario Film Festival
Theatrical Exhibition
Roxie Cinema, San Francisco, CA
Fine Arts Cinema, Berkeley, CA
Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Television Broadcast
Queer TV USA 2006
WKTE Philadelphia, PA 2005
Israel Cable Television 2003
Pride TV Canada 2003
KQED-PBS San Francisco, CA 2001


Museums/Group Film Shows/Mixed Media Exhibitions  

2000    Red Rain, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bay Area Now, Featuring 20 cutting-edge artists from the Bay Area, San Francisco, CA, 
2006    Murder Triptych Evidence is Everywhere: Between Gallery and Cinema San Francisco Cinemateque
1999    Supreme Concrete Jungle Celluloid Dreams: 33 years of Experimental Filmmaking, San Francisco State University
1998  Sugar (dirt, sugar, photos, metal) Nexus Gallery Berkeley, CA
1993    Hysteria (film, photos, natural objects, music, performance) The Blue House, San Francisco, CA


2015 Gulabi Gang Public Liberty and Human Rights Award, Aljazeera. Quatar
2013  Gulabi Gang Amnesty International Award Best Human Rights Award,  South Africa
2013  Gulabi Gang Amnesty International Award, Warzawa Poland
2012  Gulabi Gang Norwegian Golden Chair Award
 Gulabi Gang Best Film Muhr Asian/African Dubia Int Film

2006    FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards Finalist Derby Queen
2003    Best Educational Video Cinekink NYC Whipsmart
2000    Honorable Mention, Eveo International Film Competition Red Rain
2000    Rockefeller Foundation, Nominee Red Rain
2000    Oakland Creative Arts Fellowship Launderland        
1998    Film Arts Foundations Red Rain
1998    Pioneer Film Foundation Red Rain
1991    Jury Award, New York Exposition of Film and Video Supreme Concrete Jungle



Film Frenzy Opens with ?Weather Underground,? SF Chronicle April 30, 2004
Cinema Alfresco, East Bay Express, April 29, 2004
Frenzied Artsy in the Outdoors, East Bay Express July 23, 2003
Lola Lola Lola,, East Bay Express, November 12, 2003
Lolas Film frenzy, Urban View, September 11, 2002

Twenty - One

Under Ground Zero, Killer Movies, September 15, 2003
Our Arts Ourselves: Women Show Artsy, San Jose Mercury News, July 25, 2002
Ladies Rule, San Francisco Bay Guardian July 24, 2002
Critic s Choice, Chicago Reader, July 14, 2002
9/11 review, Flick Philosopher May 9, 2002
Revisiting Ground Zero, Indie Wire, May 5, 2002

Red Rain

A knock Out Career, My Prime Time, August, 7, 2002
Innovators, The Advocate, August 14, 2001
Out on Film, it?s not just for gays and lesbians anymore, Atlanta Creative, September 30, 2000
Take it Like a Girl, Sight and Sound, February 2000
Red Rain, Uppercut, Fall 2000
Red Rain Variety, July, 2000
Prescription Acts As Remedy for Red Rain, Screen International, May 2000
Round 2 take 6, Jane Magazine, August 2000
Hit And Miss, Metro Source, Summer 2000
Red Rain Los Angeles Weekly, July 16, 2000
Local focus behind the lens of three bay area filmmakers, Urban View 2000
Notable Documentaries, Lesbian News, July 2000
You throw Like A Dyke, Siren, April/May 2000
Waiting for Guidi, Alice Magazine, May 31, 2000
The Herricane, San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 27, 2000
Red Rain, Oakland Tribune, October 10, 2000  
Red Rain, Los Angeles Weekly, July 7-13, 2000
Doc and Droll, San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 16, 1999
Red Rain, Venice Magazine, September 1999  
Movers and Shakers, Bay Area City Search, June 6, 1999
Red Rain, San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 16, 1999
Punch and Gina, San Francisco Weekly, December 1, 2000
Shadow Boxing, San Francisco Magazine, January 1999
Critics Choice, Chicago Reader, November 12, 1999
Documentary Eyes World of Women Boxing, Oakland Tribune, June 15, 1999
Red Rain, LA Sunday Times, September 16, 1999
Fruit Punch, Time Out New York, June 3-10, 1999
Jockbeat Village Voice June 8, 1999
Righteous Babes Rule, Curve, March 1999
Zoom Lens, San Francisco, Weekly, June 16-22, 1999
Cinema Gay: Rock Hudson Superstar e la Boxe Diventa Femmina, Corriere Della Sera, April 15,1999
La Sport E Il  Coraggio, Torinosette April 16, 1999
The Filmmaker and The Rainmaker, Release Print, October 1998
Roxie Premiers Red Rain, San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 1998

Miles Davis

The Horns Blow At Midnight, San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 15, 1999



2005    World News Now/The Mix ABC New York, NY
2002    KGO News ABC San Francisco, CA
2001    KRON News NBC San Francisco, CA
2000    BAY TV ABC San Francisco, CA


2002    KFSF San Francisco, CA
2001    KCRW San Monica, CA
2000    KQED San Francisco, CA
2000    KSBX Santa Barbara, CA
1999    KPFA Berkeley, CA

Related Experiences

2007-09 Board Member Film Arts Foundation San Francisco, CA

Juror for Development, Production and Stand Grants evaluate and review filmmaker?s application materials, including proposal, treatment, rough and final cuts. (Funded 2008 academy award nominee)

Artistic Advisor Fiscal Sponsorship program involved in refocusing the program to make it more beneficial to over 200 films in various stages of production

Education Manager Consultant involved in making concrete recommendations to increase the program?s formal educational components, mentoring, and peer-to-peer  learning opportunities including new course proposals and providing feedback to revamp existing courses. 

FAF Development Committee developed new relationships with film companies such as Pixar-Disney and Tippett Studios as donors and educational partners.

Filmmakers Grants Committee created guidelines for filmmaker?s application, sought out corporate and individual sponsorship to support grants program.


2007    Film Arts Foundation,  Development/Personal Grants
2005    California College of Art, Juror Film Finals


2011    International Documentary Awards Continuing Television Series
2006    Yahoo Film, NY, NY Exploring film content on the web
2005    California College of Art, Oakland, CA Juror Film Finals
2003    Women Film Television Bay Area Documentary Producing
2003    Spanganga Gallery, San Francisco, CA Independent Artist Panel
2002    LadyFest San Francisco, CA  Distribution and Exhibition Strategies
2002    LadyFest San Francisco, CA Women Filmmakers Panel
2000    East Bay Youth At Risk, Berkeley, CA Film Presentation

Professional Affiliation

International Documentary Associations
Society for Cinema and New media
Women Film and Television             
College Art Association 

References on Request