I have always loved telling stories. Whether it be the tales I told my friends growing up or the adventures I explore in my films today, I am passionate about bringing new realities to the world. And as a mixed-race director and writer, I am committed to sharing diverse perspectives in my films as I pursue telling large scale stories with indie soul.
This year, I was honored to have my short drama “Iconoclast” accepted to the Cannes Short Film Corner and screened as an Official Selection of the Diversity in Cannes Showcase, Outfest Los Angeles, the Oscar-Qualifying Calgary International Film Festival, and the BAFTA-recognized Aesthetica Short Film Festival. My short film “Break” also screened this year at the Berlin International Film Festival in the Creative Minds Showcase, as well as at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth alongside “Iconoclast”.
My passion for film began with my first film in high school, a short mockumentary comedy called “Bookstore” which went on to be selected by 37 film festivals and receive 16 awards. In my pursuit of socially conscious entertainment, I have also co-founded The Stop Bullying Foundation, which is building an educational program with my recent anti-bullying film “Charity” to bring awareness and a helping hand to students around the country. I continue working to share diverse perspectives with the world as I develop my upcoming feature projects.