EDUCATION

UCLA School of Theater Film and Television, Los Angeles, CA

MFA in Production (Cinematography, Directing)

Graduated with honors December 2014

 

SPELMAN COLLEGE, (Atlanta, GA)

Bachelor of Arts, English Minor: French

Graduated with honors 2002

 

•16mm film, 35mm film, Digital RedOne MX, Red Epic, DSLR•

 

                                                           WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Relevant Production Expereince 

 

2015 Los Soñadores, Los Angeles/ Arizona 19 minute narrative film, Director, Cinematograher

         Camera Operator: Nate E.

2015  Macarrão,  Brazil(Narrative) 19 minute Writer, Director, Executive Producer

2014 Urban Jewels, United States (Documentary, Series) Director, Producer, Cinematographer

2013 Permangola: Preparando oFuturo, Brazil (Documentary about Permaculture and Capoeira in Brazil) Cinematographer, Editor

2013 Bound (feature length Documentary) Co-Cinematographer

2011 Los Gigantes, The Giants, Cuba (Documentary 30 minute) Co-Producer, Director, and Co-Cinematographer

2010 La Receta: (The Recipe) narrative, 8 minute short film, Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

2010 El Nazareno (Black Christ), Panama (Documentary 20 minute) Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer

2009 My Name is Ani Acta: (narrative ) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

2009 Gentelle’s Wings: (Narrative) Writer, Director, and Producer

2008 Light Under the Shroud: (Documentary ) Producer, Writer, Director

2008 Righting the Wrongs: (Documentary) Producer, Writer, Director

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

2014 Urban Jewels, Director of Photography

2014 Resistencia da Capoeira Angola, Director of Photography

2013 All Men are Flowers, Director Shirley Kim

2012 Special Moments by Oksana, Director Sarah Jean Kruchowski

2012 Maria Moderne, Director Shirley Kim

2011 Live the Dream, Kamillah Meek

2012, Interviews, WPA Political Struggles, Produced Rawle Parris, Guyana, South America

2011, A Love Story, Director Fernando Scarpa

2012, Fulbright Hays Doc on Umbunto Societies, Tanzania, Produced Dr. Fredoline Anonobi

2011, Los Gigantes, Co-Director of Photographer

2011 Guyana cultural association, The Village Hang Festival

2010, El Nazareno, Director, Producer, Director of Photography

2010 Little Creatures, Dir Chelsey Dubiel

2009 See No Evil, Dir. Charlie Guillen

                                                           RELEVANT PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

Gaffer: The Shelter

Gaffer, Camera Operator, Focus Puller: A Love Story Dir Lauren Hoekstra

Assistant Camera: The Wiz, Dir Doug Turner

Assistant Camera El Renacimeinto (Rebirth) Dir Angel Granados

Assistant Camera Take Your Child to Work Day Dir of Photography Rose Frandem-Johnston

Assistant Camera, The Wiz, Dir Doug Turner

Assistant Camera Dad’s Gone Director of Youna Jin

2nd Assistant Camera Don’t Break the Circle, Dir Chen Wei

2nd Assistant Camera Family Pride Dir Moana Sherril

Assistant Director: The Splendorettes Dir Doug Turner

Assistant Director: Pretty Dresses, Dir Moana Sherril

2nd Assistant Director: Family Pride, Dir Moana Sherril

Art Assistant: Arthur and the Bunnies, Dana Turken

 

 

 

 

Special Affiliations and Honors:

2015 UCLA Spotlight Film Festival Myrl Schribeman Award for Directing "Macarrão

2015 UCLA Festival Best Cinematography "All Men are Flowers"

2015 BlackStar Film Festival Audience Choice Award

2015 Game Changers Fellowship for social change

2013-2014 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Department of Education (Portuguese)

DJANGO UNCHAINED, Quentin Tarantino, Locations Department- Intern Title: Locations coordinator- October 2011- March 2012

2012 CARROLL SAX AWARD IN MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION (THESIS AWARD)

2012 EDIE AND LEW WASSERMAN FILM PRODUCTION FELLOWSHIPS

2012 WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION / LOREEN ARBUS FELLOWSHIP IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

2012 STANLEY KRAMER FELLOWSHIP IN FILM DIRECTING

2012-2013 GRADUATE DIVIION FELLOWSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

2012 MARY PICKFORD AWARD

2011 MARY PICKFORD AWARD

2011 MOTION PICTURE AWARD

2011 UC INTIAVIVE CUBA RESEARCH GRANT

2010 FULBRIGHT-HAYES TANZNIA

1997-2001 BONNER FOUNDATION AWARD for faithful and consistent community service

1998-2001 SCHOOL WIDE HONORS

1998-2001 DEPARTMENTAL HONORS, ENGLISH, SPELMAN COLLEGE

2014 MFA WITH HIGH HONORS, UCLA


 Special Projects and Enterprises:

Solidarity Project, founder: a study abroad, film and photography program that teaches youngsters between the ages of 9 and 14 the fundamentals of photography and video production and takes them education culturally enriching trips around the world.

 

Filmography