BA, 1989, Wesleyan University; MFA, 2000, Columbia University. Television Broadcasts: DR1, Denmark. Screenings: Seattle International Film Festival, WA; Female Eye Film Festival, CA; Chicks with Flicks Film Festival, NY; Curtas Vila do Condo, Brazil; Arizona International Film Festival, AZ; Boston International Film Festival, MA. Awards: Nominated Best Film, Female Eye Film Festival; Winner Best Film, Chicks with Flicks Film Festival; Selectee, Danish Film Institute Production Grant; Selectee, International Financing Forum, Toronto International Film Festival. Other: Networked extensively in LA, London and Mumbai; Currently in post-production on a dramatic short, Breathing above the Treeline.

Personal Statement

I am actively working on two projects. Breathing Above the Treeline is a narrative short I wrote, directed and produced based on a true story in Chicago. It is about Serena, a recent convert to Buddhism, who tries to convince a new acquaintance going through a brutal divorce that god exists. The film is currently in post-production at Beast. In addition I am developing a new dramatic short also based on a true story which I am currently writing and will direct called Belle about a boozy, damaged 15-year old who gets the part of Belle in a stage production of Beauty and the Beast. I have expertise in screenwriting, story design, story architecture, three-act structure, character development, dialogue and archetype.


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