Curriculum vitae

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Education

Columbia College Chicago
Master of Fine Arts, Film and Video, May 2012

Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude,
Dramatic Arts major, emphasis in directing, May 2001

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts
Acting Program 1998 – 1999 (two semesters)

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Columbia College Chicago, 2010 – present
Film Foundations curriculum:
   Moving Image Production 1
   Moving Image Production 2
   Development and Pre-Production

High School Summer Institute, summer 2010
   Introduction to 16mm Film Production

Directing Experience

Urban Prairie Waldorf
St Paul's Parish
Milk It!
Principle Dance
Jake's Country Meats
Beverly's Garden
Merry Music Makers
It's Up, It's Good!
Small Comforts
A Whirling Tango
The Allaudin Project
Thelma
Bliss Followed
The Unforgivable Thing
Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief
Fool for Love
The Fly
The First Date
Slushie

Promotional Video
Promotional Video
Short Documentary
Promotional Video
Promotional Video
Short Drama
Promotional Video
Doritos Spec Commercial
Short Family Drama
Experimental Short
Documentary Short
Short Documentary
Short Drama
Short Drama
Stage
Stage
Short Comedy
Short Comedy
Comedy

DV in-progress
DV in-progress
DV in-progress
DV, 2012
DV, 2012
33mm, 2012
DV, 2010
DV, 2010
super 16mm, 2008
DV, 2007
DV, 2006
DV, 2005
DV, 2004
16 mm, 2003
2001
2001
super 8mm, 2000
super 8mm, 2000
Stage, 1997

Awards and Honors

Weisman Award, Columbia College Chicago
   Beverly’s Garden, 2011
Production Fund Award, Columbia College Chicago
   Beverly’s Garden, 2011
First Place Drama, Homegrown Film Festival
   Small Comforts, 2009
Production Fund Award, Columbia College Chicago
   Small Comforts, 2008
Weisman Award, Columbia College Chicago
   Small Comforts, 2008
Rosebud Stipend, Columbia College Chicago, 2004

Film Festivals and Screenings

New Visions Film Festival
UFVA Conference
Annual MFA Thesis Screening
CineYouth Short Film Screening
Homegrown Film Festival
Milwaukee Short Film Festival
Wisconsin Film Festival
St Louis International Film Festival
Los Angeles Int’l Children’s Film Festival
San Francisco Int’l Children’s Film Festival
San Diego Int’l Children’s Film Festival
Mumbai Children’s Film Festival
Kids FIRST! Touring Shorts Program
Int’l Youth Film Festival, Wales
Ireland Film Festival
Chicago REEL Film Festival
Midwest Film Festival Short Films
Chicago International Film Festival
Big Screen Columbia College Chicago
Facets Short Film Screening
Milwaukee Short Film Festival
Dahlila’s Short Film Night

Beverly's Garden, 2012
Beverly's Garden, 2012
Beverly's Garden, 2012
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
Small Comforts, 2009
A Whirling Tango, 2005
A Whirling Tango, 2005
A Whirling Tango, 2005
A Whirling Tango, 2006
Bliss Followed, 2004

Technical and Production Experience

Post-Production Producer
   One Tree Forest Films for Gatorade Sports Science Institute at IMG Academy, 2012

Independent Videographer
   Dance Performance, Business Conferences/Speakers, 2004 – present

Assistant Director
   Hostage, Independent Short, 16mm, 2004
   The Miracle, Independent Short, super 16mm, 2004
   The Heidi Chronicles, Windfall Theater, stage, 1997

Stage Manager
   La Befana, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater, stage, 2000
   Dance Concert, Macalester College, stage, 2000
   The Fifth of July, Macalester College, stage, 2000

Asst. Stage Manager
   Short Puppet Show Previews, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater, stage, 2001
   The Sisterhood, Macalester College, stage, 1999

Puppet Construction
   La Befana, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater, stage, 2001
   First Night Boston, First Night Boston Parade, outdoor event, 1998/9

Puppeteer
   The Nose, Luna Puppet Theatre, stage, 1999

Theater Technician
   house shows, Discovery World Museum, stage/museum floor, 1997-1998

Assistant Camera
   Rebel in the Soul, Independent Short, 16mm & DV, 2001

Production Assistant – Minneapolis
   Joe Somebody, 20th Century Fox, feature film, 2000

Light Board Operator
   Heathen Valley, Macalester College, stage, 1997

Professional/Volunteer Service and Enrichment

Marketing Committee, 2012-present
   Urban Prairie Waldorf School

Hugo Television Awards Jury, 2012
   Cinema Chicago

First Round Screenplay Jury, 2012
   Written Image Awards, Columbia College Chicago

Kids FIRST! Volunteer Juror, 2010 – 2011

Film Scoring Workshop Leader CineYouth Film Weekend, 2009
   Cinema Chicago/Columbia College Chicago

Short Film Jury, 2007
   Chicago International Film Festival

Center for Teaching Excellence Columbia College Chicago
   Professional Enrichment Workshops
   (topics incl. learning styles, bias in the classroom), 2010 – 2012

Center for Instructional Technology Columbia College Chicago
   Adobe After Effects, 2012
   Designing a Course in Moodle, 2011

Craft Supply Drive Creator and Coordinator, 2012
   St Paul’s Parish (Riverside, Ill)/Cathedral Shelter Chicago

Mother’s Day Gift Basket Drive Coordinator, 2011 – present
St Paul’s Parish (Riverside, Ill)/Cathedral Shelter Chicago

Warm Things Drive Coordinator, 2011 – present
   St Paul’s Parish (Riverside, Ill)/Cathedral Shelter Chicago

Professional Affiliations

Independent Feature Project Chicago
University Film and Video Assocation

Additional Professional Experience

Administrative Assistant, Kalapriya Dance
   2006 – 2010, assisted manager and Artistic Director of Indian Dance
   Company in daily operations, show logistics/box office

Executive Assistant to the President, Brooklyn Academy of Music
   Oct.2002 – Jan.2003, managed President’s office, correspondence and calendar;
   arranged meetings and travel

Audience Services Co-Manager, Southern Theater
   Dec. 2001 – July 2002, Managed, supervised, scheduled, and trained box office staff
   and volunteers; organized McKnight Fellowship panel meetings