CREATIVE THINKER IN FILM & MARKETING








FAR OUT (2019)

Producer, Director, Editor

Watch on Instagram: @FarOut_TV
Web Archive: FarOutTV.Tumblr.com


A transmedia, narrative series designed for Instagram TV. *It is best viewed on a mobile device.*


The story of a college student and her struggles with love and friendship was told over 5 weeks in real time on 7 different Instagram accounts and 1 Tumblr Blog. It was a mixture of traditionally shot and edited “scenes” and Instagram content coming from each character. It seeks to interrogate the 9:16 aspect ratio on traditional narrative storytelling, the role of handheld entertainment, and the nature of performative behaviors on social media as part of it’s storytelling.

The project was developed at Buzzfeed and Instagram’s incubator program, #VerticalU, and as part of my Senior Fall Media Studies project (for Honors).

Far Out was one of only fifteen projects selected to receive funding from both companies, and I was invited to speak as one of five representatives at Instagram’s New York #VerticalU premiere to industry leaders.

The series premiered successfully on Buzzfeed’s IGTV on May 2nd.











WAITING FOR MONDAY (2018)
Producer, Director


Watch on Instagram: @Waiting_For_Monday


The precursor for @FarOut_TV, Waiting for Monday is a similarly designed transmedia narrative hosted on Instagram TV. *It is best viewed on a mobile device.*

It is a slice-of-life story following two sisters on a roadtrip to their grandma’s before the oldest goes to college. Split into two parts, the episode was a concept pilot for a show that was going to expand on each of the sisters, with 3-5 minute real time drops, specifically designed for viewing on a mobile phone.

The relationship between the sisters was explored in the cinematography, utilizing the aesthetics of the unique 9:16 frame. Additionally, the intimate relationship of the viewer to the characters as a result of the handheld entertainment was explored in the use of graphic overlays to appear as if the viewer was recieivng the phone calls and text notifications meant for each character. (This was a fun and successfuly element that caused one of my teachers to pause the viewing to try and answer the call!) The project was developed and created as part of my Media Studies Capstone project, and was awarded to the Payton Watkins ‘09 Media Studies Award at the time of my graduation in May 2019.















BABYTEETH (2018)
Director

Watch on Vimeo.

Assignment for Class, “Montage”, 2 min. limit

A call to arms, a celebration of womanhood.









TODAY I FEEL (2018)
Director

Watch on Vimeo.


Assignment for Class, “Silent Film”, 2 min. limit


A short visualization inspired by our consumer culture and the creation of our social and digital identities.


















HEEL (2016)
Producer, Production Designer 

Watch on Vimeo.


High School IBDP Higher Level Film Thesis Film



Written, developed and shot within 2 weeks in Hong Kong. A short film exploring love and melancholia in it’s many forms.










STEVENSON, AUGUST 2002 (2015)
Director

Watch on Vimeo.


High School IBDP Higher Level Film Thesis Film


A short film exploring teenage friendships and coming of age.