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2018 YBCA 100

Honored to be on the 2018 YBCA 100 List alongside empowering artists like Janelle Monåe, Ilana Glazer + Abbi Jacobson, Lena Waithe, and Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement.

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My most recent short, "Backpedals", will be premiering at the Short. Sweet. Film. Fest in Cleveland, OH on Saturday, March 3rd.

Read up all about it here: https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/02/13/this-years-short-sweet-film-fest-to-feature-more-than-100-films

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Honored to be one of the six selected finalists in the Narrative Short Category in the prestigious 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards for my short film, "Céline". This same category was awarded to Steven Spielberg for one of his first short films, along with many of my greatest inspirations - Thank you to my incredible cast and crew of CÉLINE for making this possible. If you haven't seen the film yet, here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdxCBGOl8OA

My short film, "Céline", which just screened in France in the Cannes Court Métrage of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The film was created with a 100% female crew. It has also screened at the Short. Sweet. Film Fest and won a "Women Filmmaker" Award at the Accolade Global Film Competition. 

"Céline" will be screening at the 2017 Cannes Short Film Corner from May 22-28th. I will be traveling to France to attend the festival.

"Céline" will be screening at the 2017 Cannes Short Film Corner from May 22-28th. I will be traveling to France to attend the festival.

"From My Head To Hers" has won the "Google Breakthrough in Technology Award" at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The award is described as an honor to filmmakers who go the extra mile to highlight the use of technology to solve a problem and make the world a better place, and aspires to promote diversity in tech while disrupting negative stereotypes.  Read more about the award here:  http://www.sffs.org/press/releases/5616-sfiff59-wrap#.V0x76ZMrJp9

"From My Head To Hers" has won the "Google Breakthrough in Technology Award" at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The award is described as an honor to filmmakers who go the extra mile to highlight the use of technology to solve a problem and make the world a better place, and aspires to promote diversity in tech while disrupting negative stereotypes.

Read more about the award here: http://www.sffs.org/press/releases/5616-sfiff59-wrap#.V0x76ZMrJp9

From My Head To Hers has won the "Best of the Fest" award at the Short. Sweet. Film Festival this past weekend - to learn more about the festival, check out their website: http://shortsweetfilmfest.com/

Starting this week, I will be an intern at both Village Roadshow Pictures and ImageMovers. Village Roadshow is located a block away from Beverly Hills. Some of their films include The Great Gatsby, The Matrix trilogy, and American Sniper. ImageMovers is Robert Zemeckis' production company, which is located on the backlots of Universal Studios. Some of their films include Cast Away, The Polar Express, and Flight. 

"From My Head To Hers" has been selected to screen at the  Short. Sweet. Film Fest  in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival runs from March 4th-6th at the Alex Theater in the Metropolitan at the 9 of downtown Cleveland. You can buy tickets to see the film through this website:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-sweet-film-fest-tickets-…

"From My Head To Hers" has been selected to screen at the Short. Sweet. Film Fest in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival runs from March 4th-6th at the Alex Theater in the Metropolitan at the 9 of downtown Cleveland. You can buy tickets to see the film through this website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-sweet-film-fest-tickets-…

" From My Head To Hers"  has been selected to screen at the New York City Student Film Showcase on January 9th at the Producer's Club in NYC (located 2 blocks away from Times Square). It is a part of a screening series fort he Big Apple Film Festival.

"From My Head To Hers" has been selected to screen at the New York City Student Film Showcase on January 9th at the Producer's Club in NYC (located 2 blocks away from Times Square). It is a part of a screening series fort he Big Apple Film Festival.

" From My Head To Hers"  won "Best Direction" at the Atlanta Independent Film Festival. It was also nominated for "best Cinematography" as well as "Best Editing".

"From My Head To Hers" won "Best Direction" at the Atlanta Independent Film Festival. It was also nominated for "best Cinematography" as well as "Best Editing".

I have received the "Director of the Year Award" from the Rockland Youth Film Festival

I have received the "Director of the Year Award" from the Rockland Youth Film Festival

My film, "The Waiting Game", was accepted into the Brighton Youth Film Festival. While my shorts have shown at a lot of international film festivals in the USA, this will be the first festival outside of the USA that my work will be a part of

My film, "The Waiting Game", was accepted into the Brighton Youth Film Festival. While my shorts have shown at a lot of international film festivals in the USA, this will be the first festival outside of the USA that my work will be a part of

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"The Waiting Game" has won Best Short Form - Fiction from the 2015 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) - Lower Great Lakes chapter / This picture is what the Student Production Award pillar looks like - Here is a link to the results:http://www.nataslgl.org/student_spa_winners.php

My short film, "Supernova", won Best Local Film at the  Short. Sweet. Film Festival  - If you want to see the film again, here is a link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkPyeP6lTXA

My short film, "Supernova", won Best Local Film at the Short. Sweet. Film Festival - If you want to see the film again, here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkPyeP6lTXA

My short film,  "Between You and Me" , has been selected to screen at the 2015  Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival  on June 6th. If you have any interest in watching the film again, here is a link to the short:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr1Nhw2pBuc  and here is a link to the festival's facebook page for more updates:  https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaTeenFilmFest

My short film, "Between You and Me", has been selected to screen at the 2015 Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival on June 6th. If you have any interest in watching the film again, here is a link to the short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr1Nhw2pBuc and here is a link to the festival's facebook page for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaTeenFilmFest

I'm so honored to have received 7 awards at the 2015 Golden Lion Awards Film Festival 

"Best of Show" - The Waiting Game

• "Best Cinematography" - Carrie's Wish

• "Golden Lion Award - Short Film" - The Waiting Game

• "Golden Lion Award - Informational / Educational" - Modern Voice

 "Golden Lion Award - Alternative" - Who Are You?

• "White Lion Award - Short Film" - Carrie's Wish

• "Mountain Lion Award - Informational / Educational" - Bison TV Program

Check out more about the festival at their website: http://goldenlionfilmfestival.com/

After being accepted into both of my top choice schools, The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and New York University Tisch School of the Arts. This was a very tough decision, but I decided to commit to USC! I am so excited to move to LA in the fall + major in Film & Television Production as the Class of 2019. 

"The Waiting Game " is an official selection for the  Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival !  Here is a link to the festival's website:  Realitybytes.niu.edu

"The Waiting Game" is an official selection for the Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival!

Here is a link to the festival's website: Realitybytes.niu.edu

I have been accepted to Northwestern University to study Radio / Television / Film at their School of Communication.

I have been accepted to Northwestern University to study Radio / Television / Film at their School of Communication.

I have been accepted to Boston University to study Film & Television Production at their College of Communication.

I have been accepted to Boston University to study Film & Television Production at their College of Communication.

My short, "Between You and Me", is an Honorable Mention in the 2015 White House Student Film Festival. The film will be featured on the White House website. If you have interest in watching the film again, here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr1Nhw2pBuc

My short, "Between You and Me", is an Honorable Mention in the 2015 White House Student Film Festival. The film will be featured on the White House website. If you have interest in watching the film again, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr1Nhw2pBuc

I have been accepted to the California Institute of the Arts to study Film and Video Production!

I have been accepted to the California Institute of the Arts to study Film and Video Production!

I was just notified that I have been accepted to Chapman University as a Dean's Scholar, which means that I will receive a $15,000 scholarship annually!

My film, "The Waiting Game", is an official selection for the Cleveland International Film Festival. The showing is on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 @ 9:20 PM. If you have interest in seeing the film, more information is on the site: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2015/the-waiting-game

My film, "From My Head To Hers", has received $2,000 on IndieGogo. We are almost halfway there. Thank you for your support and please continue to share the word. Here is the link to my page:  http://igg.me/at/myhead2hers

My film, "From My Head To Hers", has received $2,000 on IndieGogo. We are almost halfway there. Thank you for your support and please continue to share the word. Here is the link to my page: http://igg.me/at/myhead2hers

I have been accepted to Loyola Marymount University to study Film and Television Production!

I have been accepted to Loyola Marymount University to study Film and Television Production!

I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY!!! It is located in Orange County, California. If I attend, I will be studying Film Production at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. The acceptance rate into my major is 15%! I'm waiting to hear back about if I have received any scholarships.

I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY!!! It is located in Orange County, California. If I attend, I will be studying Film Production at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. The acceptance rate into my major is 15%! I'm waiting to hear back about if I have received any scholarships.

My next short film, "Between You and Me", will be live on the website on January 31st. It relates to the importance of service and giving back, and was made specifically for the White House Film Festival.

My next short film, "Between You and Me", will be live on the website on January 31st. It relates to the importance of service and giving back, and was made specifically for the White House Film Festival.

Make sure to like my Facebook page for more updates!!! www.facebook.com/mvafilms

My short film, "Supernova", has been selected to screen at the Short. Sweet. Film Fest in Cleveland, OH.

My short film, "Supernova", has been selected to screen at the Short. Sweet. Film Fest in Cleveland, OH.

My short film, "The Waiting Game" just screened at the 12th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival in Kent, Ohio.

My short film, "The Waiting Game" just screened at the 12th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival in Kent, Ohio.

My film, "The Waiting Game" has been selected for the Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival - March 12-15, 2015

My film, "The Waiting Game" has been selected for the Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival - March 12-15, 2015

This is the 5-minute cut version of a film I have previously uploaded, but this is what I am using for all my college applications (USC, NYU, LMU, Emerson) and it was cut down to 5 minutes and I got better audio and changed a couple of songs.

My film, "The Waiting Game", won Best High School Docu-Drama at the 12th International Student Film Festival Hollywood! I won Best High School Experimental at this festival last year as well. 

My film, "The Waiting Game", has won Fourth Place Narrative in the High School Section of the MY HERO International Film Festival! If any of you guys live in LA, try to check it out :)

My film, "The Waiting Game", has won Fourth Place Narrative in the High School Section of the MY HERO International Film Festival! If any of you guys live in LA, try to check it out :)

I got nominated for "Rising Female Star" and "Best Cinematography" at the All American High School Film Festival! What an amazing weekend - I got so meet so many other kids into the exact field as I am as well as meet up with an admissions counselor from UCLA and visit the NYU campus!

I got nominated for "Rising Female Star" and "Best Cinematography" at the All American High School Film Festival! What an amazing weekend - I got so meet so many other kids into the exact field as I am as well as meet up with an admissions counselor from UCLA and visit the NYU campus!

"The Waiting Game" is an Official Selection of the MY HERO Film Festival 2014

"The Waiting Game" is an Official Selection of the MY HERO Film Festival 2014

The Waiting Game  won Best High School Film @  WSU Moving Media Film Festival !

The Waiting Game won Best High School Film @ WSU Moving Media Film Festival!

Four of my films have been selected to be screened at the All American High School Film Festival in NYC!  -The Waiting Game: Drama  -Carrie's Wish: Drama  -Who Are You?: Experimental  -Modern Voice: PSA

Four of my films have been selected to be screened at the All American High School Film Festival in NYC!

-The Waiting Game: Drama

-Carrie's Wish: Drama

-Who Are You?: Experimental

-Modern Voice: PSA

-Los Angeles Film Festival: My short film, the Waiting Game, will be screened on June 14th in Los Angeles through the Los Angeles Film Festival!  -iMagine Film Festival: "The Waiting Game" has won "Best Overall Film" and "Best Drama", while "Carrie's Wish" won "2nd Drama" and "Who Are You" won "Best Miscellaneous".  -Tri-C High School Film Festival: "The Waiting Game" has won "Best Film" at the Tri-C High School Film Festival

-Los Angeles Film Festival: My short film, the Waiting Game, will be screened on June 14th in Los Angeles through the Los Angeles Film Festival!

-iMagine Film Festival: "The Waiting Game" has won "Best Overall Film" and "Best Drama", while "Carrie's Wish" won "2nd Drama" and "Who Are You" won "Best Miscellaneous".

-Tri-C High School Film Festival: "The Waiting Game" has won "Best Film" at the Tri-C High School Film Festival