fiction work

in addition to producing both branded and editorial content, i'm also a sucker for building worlds from scratch and love to write and direct when i can.

reel

fiction • writer - director - producer - animator

scene from "dear stranger,"

fiction • writer - director - producer - animator

"Dear Stranger," is about a fiery young girl who has grown up in a very isolated neighborhood. To cope with her lack of independence, Viera develops a friendship with an unlikely pen pal - a prisoner serving a life sentence for murder.

dear stranger, awards

  • panavision filmmaker's grant

  • cannon filmmaker's award

  • best undergrad film at fushion film festival

  • producer's award and grant

  • semi-finalist screenplay for screencraft fund

"channel 999 and channel 1000" teaser

fiction • writer - director - producer - art director

 Ava suffers from an immense lack of self-confidence and as a result has always observed life from at a distance through a pair of binoculars. To cope with the missing relationships in her life, she develops the delusion that empathy works a lot like a television network in the sense that everyone has their own channel and frequency. Later, she realizes someone she has been watching needs her help and that she must get over her greatest fears in order to save them.

"channel 999 and channel 1000", awards

  • horizon award x sundance film festival granted by cassian elwes (producer of dallas buyer's club), christine vachon (producer of carol) and lynette howell (producer of a star is born)

  • adrienne shelly foundation grant