ABOUT ME

 

I am a documentary filmmaker living and working in Chicago, Illinois. I first moved to the midwest from my hometown of Farmingdale, Maine to pursue a degree with Northwestern University. After graduating, I spent four years working with the renowned social issue documentary producers, Kartemquin Films, where I led a number of post-production teams and ultimately managed all of the organization's in-progress films as Kartemquin's Director of Production.

While in Chicago, I have earned editing and production credits on over a dozen critically acclaimed films and series, including the Emmy-award-winning Trials of Muhammad Ali, Al Jazeera America's Hard Earned, and Raising Bertie. In 2015, I was selected to participate in the prestigious Sundance Documentary Edit and Storytelling lab as an up-and-coming editor of promise. Embodies, a film I directed, shot, and edited, premiered at the Big Sky Film Festival in 2014. My recent work has included creative collaborations with "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James and a 4-part video series with the New York Times, which was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow award in 2018.

Outside of filmmaking, I travel whenever possible and do my best to climb anything with more altitude than Illinois' corn fields. Some of my favorite odd jobs have included working at a national park in Utah and a spiral staircase manufacturing plant in rural Maine. I'm interested in telling stories that challenge myself and others to complicate their worldview.

THE WORK I DO:

Directing

Producing

Editing

Cinematography

Photography

I CONSULT ON:

Media Management & Workflow

Budgeting

Grant proposals

Creative feedback

Archiving

 

I CAN CONNECT YOU WITH:

Sound mixing

Color Correction

Assistant Editing

Motion Graphics & Animation

Post Supervising