Adventurous, independent filmmaker.
practical, business savvy producer.
I am a producer and director of film, commercials and online content. My varied agency, production and direct-to-client experience has made me a strong, creative team leader - nimble and quick to problem-solve. I’m a big picture thinker who still minds the details.
With a desire to tell powerful, socially conscious stories, I began corresponding with a Nicaraguan human rights attorney who I’d read about online. I was captivated by her experiences, so I traveled to meet her and ultimately direct my first film The Living Documents (2009.) A disturbing story of an activist targeted for her work defending indigenous communities, the film aired on The Documentary Channel, Central American television networks and screened at festivals, universities and cultural venues. Walk All Night: A Drum Beat Journey (2016) premiered at the San Francisco Black Film Festival and continues to tour the festival circuit across the US and Canada. This documentary follows an idealistic social worker as she initiates an ambitious project to take a group of Chicago street musicians to West Africa.
Because one needs balance, I’ve also developed a niche for comedy and spent time working with The Second City, O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul (Small Agency of the Year 2015), and Europe’s Boom Chicago producing commercials, branded content and sketch videos. Independently, I produced The After Party (2014), an official selection of the Chicago Comedy Festival, Midwest Independent Film Festival, Iron Mule, and others.
I am an alumna of Columbia College Chicago and recently enrolled at Adler University for a Masters of Public Administration and Sustainable Communities.