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Mt. Washington accepted into its first film festival!

I’m happy because my short film Mt. Washington [2016] will be screened at the Boston Film Gala 2016, this August 19-20. Exact time and day to be determined. Mt. Washington is about a woman who is pressured to leave her room to join … Continue reading

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NEW projects coming soon!

After posting my newest film Mt. Washington [2016] online, people have reached out for help on their creative projects. New work is coming soon: 3 music videos and 1 short visual project (don’t know what to call it yet lol) & it’s … Continue reading

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Local Natives band manager likes our film!

Omg omg omg omg. Our newest short film Mt. Washington [2016] was inspired by a Local Natives song of the same name. There’d be no film without the song. The song is how I was able to write the film. … Continue reading

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“You won’t succeed as a filmmaker if you don’t turn your music down.” Girl bye.

Um, making films makes you successful filmmaker period. Sharing the films makes you a successful filmmaker, period. Building a brand, an original style and a good body of work makes you a successful filmmaker period. So what exactly did she … Continue reading

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2015 in review: films, travel & some disappointments

Just very briefly…2015 was a year of ups and downs. I’m just gonna get right into it. No introductions. January: My short film Monae’s Room won two awards, Best Genre Blend and Best Newcomer at two film festivals. February: Myself … Continue reading

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A Love You’re Not Prepared For

My new short film Sometime Around January [2015] is my most favorite short film we’ve done so far. I wrote it 2 years ago, and it focuses on that moment when you unexpectedly meet an old flame for the first … Continue reading

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Why I enjoy short films over features

Here’s another long one! The films I love writing and shooting are short stories. I haven’t gotten into features yet. Features are great because that’s how you get paid as a Director, but I really love writing and shooting shorts. … Continue reading

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