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RESUME

 

  Independent Screenwriter & Director
  May 2012 - present // Los Angeles, CA

  • Prompt script revision and development incorporating feedback
  • Objective-driven direction of actors with a focus on script analysis
  • Effective communication with technical departments due to extensive experience in both production and post
  • Directed shorts for VICE, The Creators Project, Somesuch, LA Weekly, MyTeeVee, Colaborator, 72U, cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, and Amadeus Magazine

  Freelance Video Editor
  May 2012 - present // Los Angeles, CA

  • Story-driven editing with an emphasis on character in both narrative and documentary
  • Excellent asset management and post-production organization
  • Edited videos for LA Weekly, City Walk, Rigler Creative, The Kive Company, Bluerock Creative, 918 Films, Ultimate Poker, PokerStars, 72U, and Tool of North America

  72andSunny, 72U Copywriter & Film Producer
  June 2014 - Sept 2014 // Playa Vista, CA

  • Selected for 72andSunny’s creative incubator
  • Collaborated to execute experimental projects, such as an innovative music video, an interactive art experience, and a documentary film
  • Brand work included Target, Tegu, Rock & Brews, and Truth’s anti-smoking campaign

  Tool of North America, Commercial Treatment Writer
  April 2013 - April 2014 // Santa Monica, CA

  • Developed and wrote commercial treatments for brands like Disney, Capital One, Diablo, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, ARCO, and Fiat
  • Wrote for many award-winning directors, including Erich Joiner and Tom Routson

  The Shuman Company, Talent Management Intern
  June 2010 - Dec 2010 // Culver City, CA

  • Wrote coverage for television pilots, theatrical plays, and short stories
  • Organized client correspondence and logged writing submissions through FileMaker
  • Cleaned the remnants of a bug infestation supposedly caused by a former employee’s mishandling of Mexican tequila

  The Japan Times, Arts & Culture Writer
  May 2009 - July 2009 // Tokyo, Japan

  • Researched stories on cultural events and wrote articles for publication
  • Constructed a story idea database for the entertainment department
  • Rode a lot of trains around Tokyo and ate sushi

  University of Southern California, Magna Cum Laude, May 2012
  Bachelor of Arts, Cinematic Arts Film and Television Production
  Bachelor of Arts, Cinematic Arts Critical Studies
  Minor in Animation and Digital Arts


  Sundance Screenwriters Lab Finalist

  Writing & Innovation Awards at LA’s No Budget Film Festival

  72U Creative Residency

  USC Global Fellow

  Eagle Scout


  Editorial: Avid, Final Cut, Premiere

  Sound: ProTools, Sound Recording

  Animation: After Effects, Dragonframe

  Design: Photoshop, InDesign

  Camera: DSLR, Sony EX1, Canon C300


Download a PDF resume here.