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Jan 17, 2017

Kjerstin Johnson and I received a RACC grant!

Last December, we received news that Kjerstin Johnson (co-writer of Sista in the Brotherhood) and I were awarded a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council toward the creation of a pilot or short film we've been working on. Stay tuned for more news later in the year!

Categories Awards Narrative film

Oct 12, 2016

New Living Cully Video!

I've been a fan of Living Cully for a while now so I was thrilled to have a chance to help tell their story. Learn about their innovative anti-displacement work in NE Portland. Here's the video: 


Categories Documentary Non-Profit Video Promotional Video

Oct 2, 2016

Big weekend for Hearts+Sparks! 6 screenings, 4 cities, 1 panel, 2 films!

Busy times! This coming weekend, Sista in the Brotherhood will have five screenings in three cities and I'll be on a panel in attendance at the Bend Film Festival. 

A film I made for Metro called At the Corner of Change: SE 82nd and Division, will screen as part of the New Urbanism Film Festival in LA on Saturday as well!  

I'd attend every single one of them if I could, but am staying closest to home with the Bend Festival. Shoudl be fun!

Here's the full line up: 

October 7 and 8 at the Bend Film Festival in Bend, Oregon
Oct. 7 at 10:15 a.m. and 8:15, then Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. as part of Northwest Shorts. Details here.
Director Dawn Jones Redstone attending. She will also participate in a panel on Women in Film/Film Fatales on 10/8 at 11 a.m. 

October 7, 2016 at Baltimore International Black Film Festival in Baltimore, Maryland
8 p.m. Details here. 

October 7, 2016 at International Black Film Festival in Nashville, Tennessee
12:30 p.m. Shorts Block B. Details here. 

And the New Urbanism screening can be found here. 

Mar 1, 2016

What I'm Working On

Currently, I am

  • working with Metro to develop a six part video series providing a regional snapshot of what it means to move through the city
  • creating a fundraising video for Portland Women's Crisis Line
  • developing a virtual reality short documentary with filmmaker Rachel Bracker
  • creating a video on how to save and prepare emergency water supplies for the Portland Water Bureau--perfect for me as a certified Neighborhood Emergency Team volunteer
  • creating a training video for Oregon Community Health Workers
  • preparing to travel around the state as part of the Women's Foundation of Oregon's Listening Tour to develop a report on the status of women and girls in the state
  • doing the ground work for another Metro video on their Drive Less, Save More: Milwaukie program
  • writing a feature length script based on the tradeswoman experience
  • overseeing the promotion and festival run for Sista in the Brotherhood including travelling around the country and arranging four more local screenings outside of festivals

Phew. This promises to be my busiest year in business yet!