I'm a filmmaker. I generally subscribe to the DIY life, and I respect anybody trying to tell stories in their own original way. I’ve shot and edited over 2000 hours of vérité documentary footage. I like light gear that can fit into a backpack. I respect above all things experience, because nothing can replace what you learn from doing. That being said, don't doubt yourself for lack of practice behind the camera — life experience trumps all!
After seven+ years of work, my first feature length documentary "BRAVE NEW WILD“ came out this year on select platforms, and we're working on a TV premiere to come. Hooray! It’s the story of delinquent adventurers in Beat-Era America — from my point of view — having grown up the daughter of a rock climbing pioneer. The film was first chosen as one of ten projects in the 2012 IFP Independent Doc Lab and is currently finishing its festival run (where I won the "Emerging Artist" Award from the Festival Director at WHFF.)
I was born in a smallish town in beautiful Washington state, and then moved to a handful of big, big cities across the globe. I first discovered how much I liked watching movies after I moved to São Paulo, Brazil at age 9, and would go across the street to rent subtitled VHS tapes whenever I felt homesick.
I’m proud to be a writer for No Film School, and a member of such a thoughtful film community. I’m always looking to meet other filmmakers and future collaborators with the same spirit.