MEZZO (2015) Producer / Consulting Editor
15-minute documentary that examines the life of a transgendered opera singer in San Francisco. Funded by Frameline Films. Premiered at the Framline and Outfest film festivals in 2016.
WITHOUT A HOME (2009) Co-Producer / Editor
77-minute documentary that follows six homeless people over 4 years on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Theatrical release, including premiere at Los Angeles’ Arclight Theater.
FREEDOM MACHINES (2004) Associate Producer
57-minute ITVS/POV co-presentation about assistive technology for people with disabilities, aired nationally in September 2004.
COUNTRY BOYS (2005) Associate Producer
6-hour series about teenagers in Appalachia that aired on PBS/Frontline in January 2006, had over 18 million viewers.
DISCLOSURE (2020) Consultant
Contributing writer on this feature-length documentary directed by Sam Feder about media representation of the transgender community. The film premiered in 2020 at the Sundance Film Festival and played at the Hot Docs and Tribeca Film Festivals as well. Acquired by Netflix.
AFTER COAL (2015) Editor
Editor on this feature-length documentary for public television broadcast, directed by Tom Hansell, about how small communities survive after their natural resources have been extracted. www.aftercoal.com. Premiered on WVPB West Virginia PBS and at the Louisville, Princeton Environmental, Hay, Athens International, and West Virginia International Film Festivals.
REAL BOY (2015) Additional Editing
Edited 27-minute funding reel for “Real Boy,” a documentary work in progress about a transgendered teenager. Directed by Shaleece Haas. ITVS and Cal Humanities grantee.
WILDNESS (2013) Editorial Consultant
Editorial Consultant on this 76-minute documentary about a transgender bar in downtown Los Angeles. Directed by Wu Tsang. Hot Docs Film Festival, South By Southwest Film Festival, Outfest.
SAM AND ANA (2011) Editor
Edited this 8-minute documentary about an Orange County girl suffering from Diabetes. Broadcast nationally in Spring of 2012 on CNBC.
AGE OF CHAMPIONS (2011) Additional Editing
Additional Editor on this 85-minute documentary about the Senior Olympic Games. Produced in partnership with the American Association of Retired People (AARP). Planned 2011 national PBS broadcast. Premiered at AFI/Silverdocs Film Festival.
FREEDOM FILES (2007) Editor
Editor of 3 27-minute episodes about ACLU civil rights activists. Executive Produced by Robert Greenwald. Aired on LinkTV and regional PBS stations.
IRAQ FOR SALE (2006) Editor
Editor on Robert Greenwald’s 78-minute documentary (Greenwald produced The Walmart Movie, Outfoxed, and Uncovered). The film investigates the world of corporate war profiteering. Co-edited with Carla Gutierrez. Theatrical release, home video, and web distribution.
BACK ON TRACK (2006) Editor
Editor of this short film produced by Citizen Film Productions, about a probation program through the San Francisco DA’s office for first time drug offenders. Used in national District Attorneys’ offices.
RIVERWEB (2006) Editor
Editor of this 60-minute film about the legacy of Japanese scientist Shigeru Nakano, who died in a tragic fishing accident leaving behind a wife, three young children, and a blossoming career as a world-renowned fish ecologist. Broadcast nationally on PBS.
HER APPALACHIA (2018) in conjunction with hillbilly
Interactive online website that enables women from Appalachia to speak out about their own experiences; those of nurses, coal miners, preachers, and others. Employing short photography and audio portraits, video interviews, photo essays, personal and family artifacts, interactive maps and Google Street Views, these portraits welcome users to the region to pay a “virtual visit” to Appalachia and “meet” Appalachian women. The interactive documentary portion features a collection of media materials including comics, cartoons, archival news footage, and television and movie clips that represent a century of representations of Appalachians in the media. Grant recipient of the $5500 Arts Meets Activism Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women.
LIFE LINES (2014) in conjunction with Life on the Line
Interactive web portraits profiling youth across the Mexican-American border, including communities in all four border states; Calfornia, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Produced in partnership with local organizations including Girls Inc and Las Latinitas. Portraits allow the user to interact with videos by clicking to a “second screen” which has information about each communitiy, maps of subjects’ neighborhoods, and more. Created for use in the classroom, funded by the Fledgling Fund. Exists online at www.finelinefilms.org/lifelines.
VIRTUAL MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL COAL MINE (2010) in conjunction with Deep Down
Created a virtual mountaintop removal coal mine and community in the online interface Second Life. The project was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of New Approaches to News and Documentary Filmmaking. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant, Independent Television Service Advanced Project 360 funding, and Fledgling Fund grant. Exists online at www.deepdownfilm.org/virtualmine.
PEOPLE POWER VIDEO SERIES (2011) in conjunction with Deep Down
Short video series that portrays the impact of coal extraction and usage on citizens and communities throught the Appalachian states of Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Profiles include interactive components such as links to online “energy finders” that help the viewer trace his or her power usage to a coal mine in Appalachia and to the community affected. Funded by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Appalachian Voices. Videos screened at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, in conjunction with partners’ websites, and online at www.deepdownfilm.org.