This film career is actually about you.

You have the tools to watch what you want, whenever you want, on whatever device you want. Your attention is what decides success in entertainment now. You’re the boss.

Unlike any time in recent history, thanks to changes in technology, you have the opportunity to connect directly with content creators like me. That’s why this work I’m doing is actually all about you.

My goal is to bring you interesting, beautifully-crafted stories that you’ll enjoy and want to share. When I’m working on a film — whether it’s fiction, commercial, or documentary work — you’re always on my mind.

Creating cinematic experiences that make your life better is what it’s all about. Hearing your reactions to my films is what keeps me going.

Behind-the-scenes photo from our Brewconomy shoot at Farm Boy Farms in June 2014. Photo by Shane Johnston.

Behind-the-scenes photo from our Brewconomy shoot at Farm Boy Farms in June 2014. Photo by Shane Johnston.

BACKGROUND

As a young girl I lived in rural eastern North Carolina dreaming about a life in entertainment. I was surrounded by tobacco barns, giant fields, and open waters which left plenty of time for the imagination. It also felt about as far away from Hollywood as a girl could get.

After studying graphic design, still photography, and communications at Meredith College I tried to move away to make these dreams a reality. I spent time in NYC, Chicago, and LA to research film schools and improv comedy opportunities. I packed my suitcase and prepared to move.

When flying back into RDU, however, I burst into tears. Realizing that North Carolina is my home, I decided to stay. What has happened since has been amazing.

Over the past 10 years the Triangle region has changed dramatically, myself included. People are moving here from each of those big cities, including a lot of talented filmmakers. (One of the reasons why I started the TriFilm Society.) I’ve been able to find every opportunity to make my own films right here at home.

Abandoned Allies, Trophy, Landfill Dogs: Behind The Scenes, and Brewconomy are my first films. They have been my film education, and I’m incredibly grateful for every lesson.

Now I’m working on a new film. It hasn’t been announced yet but you can get plenty of behind-the-scenes information in my free monthly email updates. I also share info on the blog and social media, so be sure to follow there as well.

My husband, Derek, and I live in Raleigh, N.C., with our dog Louie. As newlyweds we’re still settling into our first home together. We plan beercations as often as we can.

Want to know more? Use the comments section below or tweet me any time!

 

2 thoughts on “About

  • January 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm
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    We met at Designbox when you had the co-working space for a while. I would love to be able to see the photo essays you mentioned about tobacco farming and small town America. I was raised in a small town in Bertie County and my dad was a tobacco farmer. Are those photos available anywhere for viewing?

    Excited about what you are doing – thanks for sharing.

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    • February 3, 2015 at 10:29 am
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      Dick, great to hear from you! Those bacca barn photos are in old archived prints. I was in high school working as a writer, photographer, and co-editor on a magazine called “Opus” at the time. I’m still totally obsessed with the old weathered barns, blue skies, and open fields. I’ll have to dig up a few and share them sometime soon!

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