Résumé

Profile

  • Documentary film producer, director & consultant
  • Excellent at multi–tasking with exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Exceptional managerial talent has lead teams of over 30 people nationally and abroad
  • Precise at analysis and creative strategizing
  • Production experience includes documentaries, television and narrative films
  • Documentary film instructor

Authored Films Producer/Director/Writer

2015   Finding Freespace Comedy (Screenplay) 
2015   Well of Being Animated adaptation of illustrated book ( In Development)
2015    Roller Rebel Bio-pict Roller Derby legend Ann Calvello (Screenplay)
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.

Documentary Employment Producer/Director

2015     Sara The Smuggler  Performance Artist Dancer Sara Shelton Mann (director)
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 (producer/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)

 Documentary Educational Employment

2016    Instructor SummerFuel International Students U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Visual StoryTelling
2008-09    Adjunct Faculty California State University Monterey, Intro To Documentary
2002-09    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

Awards

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
2012  
 Gulabi Gang Best Film Muhr Asian/African Dubia Int Film
2006    Derby Queen  FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards Finalist
2003    Whipsmart Best Educational Video Cinekink NYC
2000   Red Rain  Honorable Mention, Eveo International Film Competition
2000    Red Rain Rockefeller Foundation, Nominee 
2000   Launderland  Oakland Creative Arts Fellowship  
 1998    Red Rain Film Arts Foundations 
 1998    Red Rain Pioneer Film Foundation
 1991    Supreme Concrete Jungle Jury Award, New York Exposition of Film and Video

Panels

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
'07-09    Board Member Film Arts Foundation San Francisco, CA; Juror for Development, Production and Stand Grants, Artistic Advisor Fiscal Sponsorship program, Education Manager Consultant, Development Committee developed new relationships with film companies such as Pixar Disney and Tippett Studios as donors and educational partners, Filmmakers Grants Committee

Education

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