Director - Filmmaker - Producer
About the artist:
EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Film Studies May 2009 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SLC, UTAH College of Fine Arts - Dean’s List, 3.77 GPA Dec 2005 - Present PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Freelance Video Producer Jun 2005 - Present HINDSIGHT VIRTUOSO PRODUCTIONS SLC, UTAH Own and operate a private production company to film promotional documentary shorts and special-event multi-media projects for businesses and organizations. Podcast Co-host and Co-producer Sept 2008 – Feb 2009 RUCKUS TAH Authored and publish a weekly podcast on socio-political commentary and activism. Film Festival Coordinator/Curator (Volunteer) May 2006 – May 2009 DAMN THESE HEELS QUEER FILM FESTIVAL, SLC FILM CENTER SLC, UTAH WINTERPRIDE FILM FESTIVAL, UTAH PRIDE CENTER Curated films and coordinated the marketing and exhibition efforts of the festivals. Audio/Visual Engineering Asst. Sept 2006 - Sept 2008 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES (IMS) SLC, UTAH Delivered and supported classroom A/V technology used by professors. Maintained inventory of all equipment used and rented. Administrative Intern May 2006 - Aug 2006 SLC FILM CENTER AND ARTIST’S COLLABORATIVE SLC, UTAH Supported administration and curation of programming. Assisted with writing annual grant applications. FILM & CREATIVE PROJECTS • Thoughtful, Committed Citizens. Producer, director, editor. Three-minute promotional documentary short for the Utah Pride Center’s fundraising efforts at the 2009 Unitarian Universalist Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah; influenced nearly $30,000 in donations. May 2009. • Love That Dog. Director, cinematographer, editor. Four-minute experimental documentary-narrative short. Submitted to Sundance Film Festival 2009 for consideration. February 2008. • A Good Death. Co-producer, co-director, editor. Twenty-five minute medical documentary on hospice and human rights. Final assignment for Honors course “Documentary, Human Rights and Social Justice,” taught by Professor Hank Liese. The film is currently used by Hospice for Utah as an informational video for hospice patients and their families. Submitted to Slamdance Film Festival for consideration. March 2007. • The 2007 X-96 Maverick Big Ass Show. Producer, director, and editor. Thirty-six minute documentary. Filmed and edited in 6 days. Donated to local radio station, X-96. October 2007. • Queer Frontiers. Producer, director and editor. Six-minute documentary short. Donated to the Utah Pride Center for their annual National Coming-Out Day event. October 2007. • Yonsei: In Search of My Japanese Roots. Producer, director, editor. Six-minute documentary short. Official selection of the 2007 Big Bang Asian Film festival, Philadelphia, PA. October 2007. GRANTS & AWARDS • Salt Lake City Weekly’s Best of Utah 2008 Award: “Best Mini-Documentaries. • Recipient, 2008-2009 Utah Fine Arts Institute Scholarship, $2,000. • Recipient, 2007-2008 Fine Arts Advisory Board Scholarship, $2,500. • Finalist (Sophomore), 2006-2007 Fine Arts Advisory Board Scholarship, $2,500. PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Honorable L.D.S. mission to Santa Maria, Brazil. January 1999 - June 2000 Fluent in Portuguese; Working knowledge of Spanish; Some experience in Mandarin • Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America RESEARCH INTERESTS • Experimental documentary • Interdisciplinary collaboration: Dance, Graphic Art, Photography & Creative Writing • Revitalizing oral history through film • Visual poetry, structuralism and surrealism in film, “foreign” aesthetics like “yugen” (Japan) and “aidos” (Greece). MEMBERSHIPS • Co-President of the Queer Student Union, University of Utah 2008-2009 • Student Advisory Committee Chair, University of Utah, Film Studies 2008-2009 • Director-level donor and volunteer for the SLC Film Center 2008 - Present • Utah Film Commission Member
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