- Own a car, licensed to drive, and experienced navigating the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.
- Experienced with Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Avid and tapeless workflows.
- Design and implement database-driven Web applications, especially WordPress custom plugins.
- Certified in client-centered peer counseling.
Professional Film Experience: Production
Produced, along with senior producer/stage manager Richard Brick
and associate producer Jaclyn Lee
, this pilot segment of a multipart miniseries directed by Muffie Meyer
. Found and managed four locations, oversaw all equipment and vehicle rentals, coordinated daily schedules, produced call sheets, and served as away-from-camera head of production during filming.
Assistant to the Producer
Spring 2009 pilot, CBS Back
Winter 2009 feature, independent Angels
Assistant to producer Richard Brick
in budgeting a film version of a Broadway musical in preproduction.
Assistant to the First Assistant Director
Spring – Fall 2009 feature, Sony The Green Hornet
Assistant to the Second Assistant Director
Spring 2009 pilot, CBS Back
Assistant to the Director
Summer 2002 feature, Fox Searchlight Thirteen
Personal assistant to director Catherine Hardwicke
from the beginning of preproduction through the end of principal photography. Also scouted locations, created props, taped auditions, and helped staff the office and set. Ms. Hardwicke received the dramatic Director’s Award
at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, and star Holly Hunter
received an Oscar nomination
for her role in the film.
Professional Film Experience: Locations
Assistant Location Manager
Summer 2011 feature, Lionsgate Friends With Kids
Summer 2011 feature, independent Bachelorette
Fall 2011 feature, independent HairBrained
Fall 2010 feature, independent Generation Um...
Fall 2010 feature, independent Il giorno in più
Location scout for location managers Kate Beall
and Barry Shapiro on New York unit of Italian film.
Summer 2010 4 episodes, CBS Blue Bloods
Fall 2009 off-Broadway play Elective Affinities
Location Scout / Location Assistant
Spring – Summer 2010 feature, Warner Bros Something Borrowed
Summer – Fall 2007 4 episodes, FX Damages
Location Unit Production Assistant
Fall 2008 feature, Fox Searchlight Notorious
Spring 2008 feature, Universal Wanted
Location assistant for location manager Keith Adams
and assistant location manager Chris Coyne
on New York unit.
Spring 2007 feature, Sony Pictures Classics Synecdoche, New York
Professional Film Experience: On Set
Office Production Assistant / Set Production Assistant
Summer – Fall 2004 seasons 1–2, Fox Trading Spouses
Summer 2004 feature, independent A Year and a Day
Fall 2004 feature, independent Runaway
Second assistant camera for Panasonic Varicam film shot by director of photography Frank Barrera
Student Film Experience
Producer / Co-Producer
Fall 2008 Student Academy Award-nominated thesis film The Cemetery Club
Producer for writer-director Yitz Brilliant
with co-producer Kelly Choyke
on this geriatric romantic comedy
. In development for two years, the shoot involved three months of preproduction, 11 shooting days, 34 crewmembers, five elderly actors, two cemeteries, three jurisdictions, 24 feet of truck, 4K of HD resolution and one golf cart. The film was a national finalist in the Narrative category for the 2010 Student Academy Award
Co-Producer for writer-director Nicole Roberts with producer Kelly Choyke
on this religious-themed drama
. The shoot spanned three months of preproduction, eight shooting days, 21 crewmembers, 12 locations, five holding areas, one knife fight, one high-speed car stunt, and 12 actors including two minors and an newborn. It is currently in postproduction and will screen in the 2009 Columbia Film Festival
Winter 2008 thesis film The Man Who Wasn’t
Producer for the latter half of principal photography, for writer-director Kevin McCormack with producers Rashi DeStefano and Steve Carbajal
on this surreal drama. The conclusion of principal photography included filming on a snow-covered Wall Street, highway and mansion; several thousand feet of 16mm color negative; hours of latex makeup and several bursting black latex sores. It is currently in postproduction and will screen in the 2009 Columbia Film Festival
Winter 2008 thesis film Mister Material
Producer for writer-director Fritz Meier with producer Patrick Pineda
on this personal drama
. The 16mm shoot included seven months of development, four months of preproduction, three weekends of photography with 37 crewmembers in New York and 10 in Los Angeles, nine castmembers, 14 locations, one built set, three locations standing in for Tokyo, one hostess tray and picture taxi, one sex scene and flights for five members of the company to and from Los Angeles to join a second unit there. It is completed and will screen in the 2009 Columbia Film Festival
Fall 2007 NYU-Columbia collaborative film Undertow
Producer for director Brooke Swaney and writer Zachary Kerschberg
with producer Patrick Pineda
on this family drama uniting Columbia University producers with an NYU director and crew. The shoot involved a weekend at a Hamptons beach house in November with a climactic scene where one teenage girl swims into the ocean to rescue a younger girl from drowning; the scene required wetsuits, a licensed lifeguard, underwater housing for the camera and very trusting parents.
Fall 2007 Teen Book Video Awards commercial Runemarks
Producer for director Filippo Conz
with writer/art director Adrian Hashimi on this trailer
for the then-upcoming fantasy children’s book Runemarks
by Joanne Harris and published by Random House. The shoot included a crane jib, a built set, plenty of CGI and a puppet goblin. The trailer was a finalist at the 2007 Teen Book Video Awards.
Spring 2007 non-thesis Kiddush Man
Co-producer for writer-director Yitz Brilliant
with producer Joshua Greenberg
on this coming-of-age drama
. The shoot involved three months of preproduction, five shooting days, one synagogue, three castmembers, 16 background actors, 30 set crewmembers, 23 postproduction crewmembers including 13 musicians, one constructed light-up memorial board and two artificial palm trees. The film won a National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award
and is currently screening at various festivals.
Summer 2006 first-year 8-to-12 film First-Time Buyer
Producer for director Elina Fessa
with writer James Windeler
on this coming-of-age drama. The shoot involved two months of preproduction, three shooting days, 18 crewmembers, seven castmembers, a health-food store in Hoboken, special props by a professional graphic designer and official product placement from Trojan condoms.
Line Producer / Unit Production Manager
Fall 2008 Sloan Foundation non-thesis film Passerine: A Bird Duet
Location manager for writer-director Denise Iris with producer Chip Hourihan
on this non-thesis film which received a Sloan Foundation
grant for a project with scientifically accurate subject matter. The film was shot over five days in the changing leaves of New York’s Harriman State Park, near Bear Mountain and Palisades Interstate Park.
Spring 2008 Sundance-featured non-thesis film Concerto
Unit production manager for director Filippo Conz
with writer Jon Haller
and producer Pelin Uzay
on this police thriller. The shoot involved five days in Queens, one picture car, one prop gun, one violin and a fake crime scene in the woods. The film played at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.
Winter 2005 – 2006 non-thesis film Eukiah
Line producer for director Filippo Conz
with writer Lanford Wilson
and producer Patrick Pineda
on this coming-of-age thriller. The single-shot Steadicam film required two nights in a hangar full of historical aircraft at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.
Director / Writer / Editor / Director of Photography
Summer 2006 first-year 8-to-12 film Morning Person
Writer-director with producers Noel Estrada and Kelly Choyke
for this experimental narrative shot in Manhattan’s Bryant Park.
Spring 2004 short film Akaroa
Director of photography for writer-director Kelsey Johnson
for this 16mm black-and-white coming-of-age drama. The film won first place at the Binational Independent Film Festival in El Paso, Tex., and has screened at the Route 66 Film Festival in Springfield, Ill.; the L.A. Shorts Festival in Los Angeles; and the box[ur]shorts Festival in Los Angeles and Switzerland.
Writer-director for this sesquipedalian dramedy. The film has screened at the New Haven Film Festival and the Orinda (Calif.) Film Festival.
Web Designer / Programmer
Spring 2011 – Summer 2011 Chic Shop
Redesigned the template and modules used by The Manhattan Times
, the bilingual newspaper of Washington Heights and Inwood with a circulation of 15,000. Collaborated with Associate Publisher Mike Fitelson
to reconceive the site layout and navigation for this Joomla
Assisted professor Marie Regan in the instruction of undergraduate Introduction to Film.
Screened films on 35mm, 16mm and digitally for Film Division classes and special events.
Teacher / Substitute Teacher
Fall 2005 – Fall 2008 Substitute Teacher
Taught all grades as a substitute teacher at various schools in New York City; New Haven County, Connecticut; and Orange County, California.
Summer 2003 Summer School Teacher
Taught a 6th grade mandatory summer school curriculum of reading, writing and mathematics to fifteen New Haven schoolchildren.