“Kennedy Hill”is a short film set in the late 1930s about a 17 year old girl, Grace who finds out she’s adopted. In search of her birth family she journeys away from home and ends up discovering who her true family is.
For my Master Thesis Film in the David Lynch MA in Film program, I wrote, produced and directed the short film “Kennedy Hill” which is inspired by my Grandmother (who I call Nana). She was adopted in 1925 and never knew her birth parents or if she had any siblings. Even though the film is inspired by my Nana, the story as a whole is my artistic vision on a particular time in the world where adoption was not openly spoken about. Creating a strong female lead role in this film is important to me not only as a woman but as a filmmaker to encourage girls and women to go after their own heart’s desires.
“Fool’s Day” is a dark comedy about a 4th grade class that pulls an innocent April Fool’s prank on their teacher…that accidentally kills her. Fearing jail time, they set out to cover up the murder before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson.
World premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2013 & Nominated for Best Narrative Short
30+ film festival awards internationally. Academy Award qualifying at Austin Film Festival receiving the Juror’s Award for “Best Narrative Short” and “Best Short Film” at Seattle International Film Festival.
70+ film festival acceptances internationally, including Meme Pas Peur festival, Cannes, Newport Beach, Oldenburg, Cucalorus, Palm Springs, Long Beach, Flickers: Rhode Island, Cinestrange, Edmonton.
#1 on the hollywood reporters Viewfinders list 2013, which acknowledges the best short form content of the year, voted on by the top industry executives.
Producer of “Damn Your Eyes” a short film by David Guglielmo.
Sam, a mysterious stranger, arrives in town to exact revenge on the men who wronged him when he was only a child. He encounters Louisa, a prostitute who dreams of a better life. Meanwhile, Dennis, the town’s lawman, is familiar with Sam’s past and makes it his personal duty to stop him before the violence escalates.