PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
How To Smell A Rose Co-Producer / Co-Director / Editor, Les Blank Films, Inc., 2014
A documentary made in collaboration with filmmaker Les Blank about the
co-founder of Direct Cinema, Richard Leacock.
All In This Tea Co-Producer / Co-Director / Editor, Flower Films, 2007
Feature documentary made with co-filmmaker Les Blank about an eccentric
tea importer who travels to remote regions in China in search of the finest teas in the
world. World Premiere, Berlinale 2007. Screened in film festivals
on Sundance Channel.
Homegrown Bounty Producer / Director, KQED-TV Channel 9, San Francisco, 2003
Produced 10-minute documentary for KQED series, SPARK, about the Napa,
art collector, Rene di Rosa.
Kè Kontan Editor, Owsley Brown Presents, 2014
Director: Owsley Brown. A Feature documentary about the Holy Trinity Music School in
Port-au-Prince, Haiti — its impact on the community and resilience in the face of
political upheaval and natural disaster.
Return Flight Editor, Full Frame Productions, 2011
Director: Kevin White. Narrated by Peter Coyote. Half-hour documentary about
restoring the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands in Southern California, after being wiped out by human predation and DDT contamination.
Training Rules Editor, Womanvision, 2009
Director: Dee Mosbacher. One-hour documentary about homophobia in sports,
with particular consideration of the Penn State women’s basketball team.
Winner: Audience Award, Frameline Film Festival, 2009.
Mosquito in the Room Editor, Filibuster Pictures, 2009
Director: Clark Brigham. Half-hour documentary on kids asking questions about global
warming. Winner, Audience Award, Santa Cruz Film Festival, 2009.
A Land Between Rivers Editor, Full Frame Productions, 2006
Director: Kevin White. Narrated by Rita Moreno. One-hour documentary about the
history of California’s Central Valley. Winner, CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2007.
Of Wind and Waves Editor, David L. Brown Productions, 2006
The Life of Woody Brown Director: David Brown. Feature documentary about the life of big wave surfing
pioneer Woody Brown. Nominated: Emmy Award for Best Documentary, 2007.
Phoenix Dance Editor / Associate Producer, Karinafilms, 2006
Director: Karina Epperlein. Half-hour documentary about dance choreographer
Alonzo King's unprecedented pas de deux created for dancer Homer Avila, who had lost
his right leg to cancer. Winner: San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award
for Best Documentary Short, 2006; Audience Award, Sydney International Film
Counting Sheep Editor, Green TV, 2003
Director: Frank Green. One-hour documentary about a wildlife biologist and lion tracker
who work together to save the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep.
Winner: Northern California Emmy Award for Best Documentary, 2006.
Genghis Blues Grant Writer / Research, Wadi Rum Productions. 1997-99
Director: Roko Belic. Feature documentary about a blind blues musician who travels to Tuva
to compete in the ancient Tuvan throat singing competition. Winner: Audience Award,
Sundance ‘99; Nominated: Academy Award 2000.
Nonprofit Clients: NOAA, The Bay Institute, ChildFund International, Stanford University, California Water
Board, ITVS, Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly
Corporate Clients: Intel, Sybase, Symantec, Ebay, ProActiv, Sephora, Gymboree, Supersmile, Heidi Klum
Currently In Production
Les Blank: A Quiet Revelation Producer / Director, Dakini Films
A feature documentary on the acclaimed filmmaker Les Blank.
Butch Anthony (working title) Co-producer / Editor, Les Blank Films, Inc.
A feature documentary on the Alabama self-taught artist, Butch Anthony.
Tings Dey Happen Editor, Ideas In Motion TV
A documentary that follows the actor Dan Hoyle to Nigeria, where he performs
a one-man show based on his experiences in the Niger Delta.
~ Grant writing: National Endowment for the Arts; ITVS; Fleishhacker Foundation, California Council for the Humanities, among others.
~ Board member of the 7-Fund, providing funding for social-issue documentary films.
Final Cut Pro
DVD Studio Pro
BA Telecommunications & Film Certificate: Sustainable Development & Climate Change
Minor in Theatre Arts Sonoma State University, 2011
University of Oregon, 1989
Languages: * German (fluent) * Spanish (un poquito)
References available upon request.