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 and have since spent four years working with the renowned social issue documentary producers, Kartemquin Films. Before making the move to freelance in 2016, I led a number of post-production teams, edited, 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.

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 first got into documentary filmmaking because I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and I wanted to deliberately complicate my worldview. I'm interested in telling stories that challenge myself and others to always do the same.

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