EDUCATION

M.F.A., Advanced Film Practice (in progress) Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

M.A., English (2012) University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

B.S., English Literature & Writing (2008) North Central University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  • Outstanding English Writing Graduate of the Year

  • Sigma Tau Delta chapter president

FILMOGRAPHY

‘The Punishment’ (in post-production) writer/director

‘The Hand of a Dead Man’ (2019) producer

‘580%’ (2018) producer

‘Take Me’ (2018) director/producer, screened at Loch Ness Film Festival 2019 and Nightpiece Film Festival 2019

‘His & Hers’ (2018) writer/director, screened at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019

‘Effects’ (2017) writer/director

‘No Outside Movies Allowed’ (2017) writer/director/editor

‘White Matter’ (2016) co-writer/producer, screened at LA Shorts 2016

‘The Burial Plot’ (2016) writer/director/editor, screened at Twin Cities Film Fest MN Filmmakers Showcase 2017

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

‘Quiet Creature on the Corner & Atlantic Hotel,’ review, Music & Literature (May 2017)

‘The End of Days,’ review, Rain Taxi (Summer 2015)

‘Come Fly With Me,’ nonfiction essay, Joyless Creatures (Dec. 2014)

‘The Ravicka Trilogy,’ review, Music & Literature (Jan. 2014)

‘Personae,’ review, Music & Literature (Oct. 2013)

‘The Light from Inside Her Rectangle,’ nonfiction essay, 3:AM Magazine (Jul. 2013)

‘Kind One,’ review, The Quarterly Conversation (Spring 2013)

‘On Inception,’ nonfiction essay, The Quarterly Conversation (Summer 2012)

‘Leaving the Atocha Station,’ review, The Quarterly Conversation (Winter 2011)

‘Chris and Cronenberg,’ nonfiction essay, The Quarterly Conversation (Fall 2011)

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

‘Crowdfunding for Filmmakers’, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK (Feb 2019)

‘The Burial Plot: Script to Screen’, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN (Nov 2015)

‘The Mechanics of Belief in and Through Christopher Nolan's Inception’, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (May 2012)

‘Hyperreality as the Lost Object of Desire in Christopher Nolan’s Inception’, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (May 2011)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

MA Film Programme Assistant, Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland (Sept. 2018-present)

  • Teaching assistant for narrative film production, guiding student productions through script development, pre-production, production, post-production, and delivery.

  • Assist film equipment stores technician with inventory management and fulfillment.

Instruction Specialist, T.J. Jones Library, Minneapolis, MN (Sept. 2014-Jul. 2017)

  • Taught and developed research skills classes for courses across the university.

  • Developed content for library website and social media channels.

  • Planned and managed library events: A Very Short Film Fest and Jazz in the Library.

Adjunct Instructor, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN (Fall 2009-Spring 2016)

Courses taught: Film Appreciation, American Literature, American Novel, British Literature

  • Taught core concepts for each course through a combination of assigned reading, in-class screenings, discussion, and lecture.

  • Encouraged student collaboration through formal group projects and informal writing.

  • Expanded student knowledge of specific disciplines via analytical research assignments.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Class Representative, M.A. Film Course, Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University (2017-2018)

Volunteer, The Plaza Theater, The Lift Community Development Program (2014-2018)

Volunteer, Twin Cities Book Festival, Rain Taxi Review of Books (Oct. 2013, Oct. 2014, Oct. 2015)

Documentary Judge, Doxa Film Festival, North Central University (2012-2015)