I like art and movies.

 

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area – my greatest memories are of going to the movies with my mom or dad and sharing a thrilling, transformative experience with a room full of strangers.  With the love and support of my family, I moved to Los Angeles in 2008, to attend USC and learn to make the magical pictures I appreciated as a kid.  While at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, I directed several short films, including my senior thesis “The Grift,” a charming story that embraces our need to discover the thrill in life.

Since graduating from USC with a B.A. in film production, I have had the incredible opportunity to work with director Terrence Malick; spending a summer as his assistant, shadowing his directing and writing methods on the feature film, “Knight of Cups.”  The following year, I worked at Boxer Films with director Jonathan Hyde, getting an in-depth view of his beautiful aesthetic -- working in the fast-paced commercial world.  That wonderful experience has inspired me to pursue my passion for directing, to work on projects of my own, and continue to collaborate with the filmmakers and friends I met and loved working with along the way.