I'm a bi-coastal filmmaker and creative director based between Brooklyn and LA.
A brilliant mentor once told me that all creatives need a purpose. After twelve years working in the entertainment and advertising industries, I can confidently say mine is to tell character-driven stories that foster a diversity of thought. This purpose informs both the work I do and the way I work. Whether I’m running a set or leading a creative team, I strive to create a collaborative environment where everybody feels empowered to share their ideas and do their best work.
I’ve spent the past year as a Creative Director on Brand Pepsi at the Creator’s League Studio, writing a feature set against the backdrop of NYC’s rock revival, and making a film about sexual assault.
Wow that got serious. Here’s some less serious things:
When I was 13 I said I wanted to be a doctor/neurosurgeon, but I think what I actually wanted to be was Dana Scully
While I rarely audition, I’m a classically trained actor (LAMDA, baby!) and proud member of SAG
I almost left my BFA Acting program (SUNY Buffalo, baby!) to study puppetry in Poland. (Spoiler alert: I didn’t). But I did take classes on rod and stick puppetry. Also, mime.
At one time, I was certified in stage combat by the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. The fight I performed to get certified was “She-Ra vs. Skeletor”
I plan, one day, to direct: a WWI movie, a Western, a Viking (and/or other early medieval period) film, and a screen adaptation of a graphic novel
I have an album of indie rock for kids tied to a show I was pitching a few years ago. That’s in my book.
I started studying improv at the UCB LA in 2007. I completed their improv and sketch programs in NYC. And I met my husband on the indie improv scene.
I have a Norwich named Mimsy. We’re pictured to the left at her favorite restaurant, In n Out Burger.
OMG did you actually read all of that? Cool. You're a gem.