EDUCATION

M.F.A. Temple University, Film and Media Arts Program. Graduated, 2012.

Certificate in Disability Studies. Temple University, College of Education, 2012.

B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University, Film and Photography. Graduated, 2005.

FILMS & SCREENINGS

Little Wilderness (2017)  Feature film script. Writer.

2017       North Mountain Artist Residency,  Shanghai, WV. 

The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates (2016) Co-directed with Sara Zia Ebrahimi Hughes

2017       Remember When Shorts Line-Up PhillyCAM. Phila, PA

               Official Selection Open Video Call, Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art. Phila, PA.

               Official Selection DC Asian American Film Festival. Washington, D.C.

               Official Selection Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. Ithaca, NY. 

               Official Selection Columbus International Film Festival. Columbus, OH. 

               Official Selection Cleveland International Film Festival. Cleveland, OH.

               Official Selection DC Asian American Film Festival. Washington, D.C.

               Newton Theater Independent Film Showcase.  Bucks County, PA.

               Philadelphia Film Showcase.  Philadelphia, PA

2016       Official Selection Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Philadelphia, PA. 

AKA Profile Glitch (2014) Writer and Performer. 

2015        Official Selection International Symposium on Electronic Art. Vancouver, Canada.

Love Letter (2012) Super 16 mm, TRT 13:00. Writer/Director.

2014   Official Selection Citizen Jane Film Festival. Columbia, MO.

         Official Selection Louisville International Festival of Film. Louisville, KY.

         Official Selection Snake Alley Festival of Film. Burlington, Iowa.

         Official Selection Berkshire Shorts. Lee, MA.

           Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival. Park City, Utah.

 2013   Official Selection Brooklyn International Film Festival. Brooklyn, NY.

 2012   Puppet Manualfesto Fall Showcase. Walking Fish Theater, Philadelphia, PA.

          Uprooted Screening Series. Philadelphia, PA.

Every Speed (2012)  TRT 12:07. Co-directed with Julia Fuller

2015   Official Selection New Urbanism Film Festival. Los Angelos, CA.

           Soulful Chicago Stories sponsored by Chicago Artist Month, Chicago, IL.

           Run of Life: Experimental Documentary and Expanded Media Series. Chicago, IL.

           Bodies and Boundaries Conference sponsored by New York University. Washington, D.C.

           Official Selection Ethnografilm Festival. Paris, France.

2014   Official Selection Street Utopia- American Institute’s Architects Architecture in the City Festival.                      San Francisco, CA.

          Official Selection Screening Scholarship Media Festival. University of Pennsylvania.                                         Philadelphia, PA.  

2013   Official Selection San Francisco Documentary Festival. San Francisco, California.

           Main text for Professor Gail Corso’s English 101 Course. Newton University, PA.

           Official Selection Louisville International Festival of Film. Louisville, Kentucky.

           Official Selection Northside Festival DIY Competition, Brooklyn, New York.

           Temple University’s Disability and the Teaching of Writing Symposium at Bryn Mawr Film Institute,                  Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

           Official Selection Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio.

           Official Selection Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Iowa City, Iowa.

           Official Selection Asolo Film Festival, juried program. Asolo, Italy. Winner Best Film on Architecture.

It's Not You, It's We (2010) TRT 7:00

2011    Moles Not Molar Reading and Screening Series Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

           Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art Winter Exhibition.

           Official Selection Open Video Call Screening, Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art.

           Official Selection Access and Paradox, juried Open Art Fair. Paris, France. The NOMAD Project, juried              program. Paris, France.

2010   Some Things Change, Gallery One. Philadelphia, PA.

           Diamond Screen Film Festival. Philadelphia, PA Nominated for Best Graduate Film, Best Editing, Best              Cinematography, Best Narrative Film, Diamond Screen Film Festival. Philadelphia, PA.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2016            Assistant Professor. Film Production and Animation. Wright State University Motion                             Pictures Department. Dayton, OH. 

2011-2015    Senior Lecturer. Documentary Production Workshop. University of the Arts Film & Video                     Department. Philadelphia, PA.

                    Instructor. Cinematography. University of the Arts Saturday School. Philadelphia, PA. 

                    Senior Lecturer. Creative Practices, The Artist’s Process. University of the Arts Common                     Curriculum. Philadelphia, PA. Course co- developed with Loren Hunt, Liberal Arts                                 Faculty.

                    Instructor. Digital Filmmaking Workshop. University of the Arts Summer Institute.                                   Philadelphia, PA.

                  Senior Lecturer. The Art of Editing. University of the Arts Film & Video Department. Philadelphia,                   PA. 

                    Senior Lecturer. Video Production Workshop. University of the Arts Film & Video                                   Department. Philadelphia, PA.

2009-2010  Teaching Assistant. Senior Projects Capstone Course. Temple University Film and Media                        Arts Department, Philadelphia, PA.

2008-2009 Teaching Assistantship. Filmmaking. Temple University Film and Media Arts Department,                         Philadelphia, PA.

CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIUMS

2015      “Bodies and Boundaries.” Screening featuring Every Speed. New York University.

2014       “Practical Aspects of Video in the Classroom”. MedEd Learning and Technology                                  Symposium. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.

               Distinguished Alumni Symposium. Department of Photography and Film, Virginia                                    Commonwealth University’s School of Art. Richmond, VA.

2012       “Every Speed: Disability and Time”. Temple University’s Disability and the Teaching of                         Writing Symposium Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

2010       “Every Speed: Disability and Time”. Association of University Centers on Disabilities                              Conference. Crystal City, VA. 

PUBLICATIONS

2011      Italian Vogue Online Publication, Asolo Art Film Festival, Every Speed

http://www.vogue.it/en/uomo-vogue/news/2011/08/asolo-film-festival 

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

2016     Animator. Of Origins: Hannah, directed by Irit Reinheimer.

2015     Animator. Wisdom Gone Wild, directed by Rea Tajiri.

             Director and Producer. Communicating with Victims and Suspects: Significant Speech                                      Disabilities. Produced by Dr. Beverly Frantz and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

             Director and Producer. Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System: Best Practices for Law                              Enforcement and Corrections. Produced by Dr. Beverly Frantz and the Institute on Disabilities at                      Temple University. 

             Director and Producer. Autism and First Responders: Seeing Beyond the Smoke. Produced by Dr.                    Beverly Frantz and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Training video created for first                responders in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Screened statewide.

2013     Creative Producer and Animator. I Told Her This Was Home, Dir. Irit Reinheimer 

2011-12  Camera Operator. Visionary Voices: Leaders, Legacy, and Lessons: A History of the Intellectual                      Disability Movement in Pennsylvania. Dir. Lisa Sonnenborn.

2005    Production Assistant. HBO's John Adams. Braintree Productions.

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

2012-2014   Digital Media Consultant. University of Pennsylvania.

2010- 2012  Project Assistant. Visionary Voices: Leaders, Legacy, and Lessons: A History of the Intellectual                         Disability Movement in Pennsylvania Temple University.

2008- 2012  Project Assistant. The Institute on Disabilities, Criminal Justice and Sexuality, Temple University.

2007-2008   Project Assistant. The Institute on Disabilities, Competence and Confidence: Partners and                                Policymaking Programs, Temple University.

2006- 2008  Theaters Department Supervisor. The Franklin Institute. 2004- 2006         

                      Photography Assistant. Lee Brauer Photography.

AWARDS & GRANTS

2013     Director’s Citation 32nd Black Maria Film Festival, Love Letter

             Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association Finishing Grant, Love Letter

2012     Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association Finishing Grant, Every Speed

2011      Winner Best Film in Architecture. Asolo Art and Film Festival, Every Speed

             Fialkowski Scholarship for graduate work in Disability field University Completion Grant, Love Letter

2010     Scholarship for Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference

             Temple Film and Media Arts Departmental Completion Grant, Every Speed

2009    Temple Film and Media Arts Distribution Grant, Seasick 

2005     VCU Film Festival Best Film, Bug Eater