As we encourage our students to represent lived-life experiences with thoughtfulness, we are also confronted with a media that often distorts or fabricates the realities of the day, requiring critical and conscious conversations that help to make meaning of the world we live in. As educators at SVA, we have the opportunity to help students develop the necessary skills to interpret these meanings and transform them into examined and aesthetic representations that will both engage and enlighten.
BA: San Diego State
MA: Teachers College, Columbia University
EdM: Teachers College, Columbia University
Television Writing: Designing Women, Full House, McGyver, Benson, Charles in Charge, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, etc.
Features: Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove, Second Chance, Inside/Out
Documentaries: We Got Us, The Loud Ladies of Southfork, A Parkwork Orange, Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone, The Silent Truth
Full Frame Documentary Festival, IDFA, IDA, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Big Muddy, Durango International Film Festival, Seattle Documentary Film Festival, Paley Center Documentary Festival, Women’s Festivals, etc.
Various – Best Short Doc, Audience Awards
Documentary Workshop I & II
Writing the Short Film
Writing the Feature-Length Script I & II
Directing for Film
Advanced Writing and Directing I & II
Writing for Television I & II
Fundamentals of Narrative I & II