Hello D-Word! So excited to have joined this community. I'm a producer & director working on my first feature project after creating shorts and branded content for the last 10+ years.
My projects tend to focus on music, dance and performance in cultures around the world, often by design but occasionally by kismet. I produced the web series 80 Faces: Eighty Years, Eighty Stories for the American Dance Festival and I have collaborated on projects with indigenous communities in Australia, South Africa and Hawaii. I served as Post Production Supervisor on award-winning PBS documentary Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula and created short oral history films with Australian Aboriginal communities for Voices of the Wheatbelt, a photography exhibit about contemporary Noongar lives that toured nationally in Australia in 2010. I was also a producer on the Inner Strength web series for Nike, which chronicles athletes including decathlete Ashton Eaton, quarterback Marcus Mariota and comedian Kevin Hart.
I have an MS in Visual Anthropology from Oxford University and studied film production and history at Occidental College in Los Angeles. After spending most of my adult life living out of a suitcase following curiosity, unique opportunities and interesting projects (and living in ten different cities over the last fifteen years), I now split my time between my hometown of Portland, Oregon and Toronto, Ontario.
I am thrilled to be part of the D-Word community after being introduced to it by Doug Block at HotDocs this year. So often I feel like a lone ranger working on these kinds of projects and it's nice to have a group of like-minded people at my fingertips! Look forward to staying connected.