Working with 16 mm and various digital formats - editing with Avid and Final Cut Pro.
o Millennium High School – Graduated June 2009
o Reel Works – Production - (Paid position) – Part of a team of six that have been hired to produce films for various companies – Part time Summer 2010
o WNET/Thirteen/PBS – (Paid position) – CITY OF PARKS – August 2008 – September 2009 - Directed, shot, edited, produced my own 5 minute short – segment FLOYD BENNETT FIELD aired as part of the Ken Burns PBS National Parks initiative – Aired on Channel Thirteen nationally September 27th 2009 at 10:30pm after Ken Burns National Parks.
o Summer Arts Institute Film/Tribeca Film Institute – SAI Intern – Summer 2009
o CBS Sunday Morning News – Director, cinematographer, editor of three minute film DEREK’S STORY that was part of the piece – CHILDREN OF THE RECESSION – that aired on May 24th 2009 – I also appear being interviewed in the piece.
o Tribeca Film Fellows 2009 – Youth program at Tribeca Film Festival - accepts 20 NYC teenagers - gained career opportunities in media through intensive workshops and direct contact with seasoned filmmakers. Made opening film with fellows, CITYSCAPES, which screened at Tribeca Film Festival - Our City, My Story.
o Summer Arts Institute Film/Tribeca Film Institute– Summer 2008 – Worked with another student to write, direct, film and edit a 10 minute short MELT/DERRITIMENTO (Spanish/English subtitles)
and a Personal Project –A NIGHT OUT Premier Tribeca Cinemas August 20. 2008
o Reel Impact/Reel Works – (Paid Position) Team Leader Winter 2007 – Spring 2008 - Organized In-School screenings, helped Lab students with their projects.
o BCAT – Brooklyn Cable Access Television – Intern – Summer 2007- Camera and stage manager for various public access shows
o WNET/Thirteen/PBS – (Paid Position) – OVER HERE – August 2007 -December 2007
worked with 5 other students to produce, direct, write and edit a documentary about WWII. Part of the Ken Burns PBS WWII initiative. Premier at Channel 13 – May 2007 Aired on PBS/Channel 13 on Sept. 19, 2008
o Reel Works – The Lab – Spring 2007 (only 12 students chosen)
Wrote, directed, filmed and edited a documentary NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE (created original music) Premier BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) – May 2007 – part of BY TEENS FOR TEENS – DVD
o Brooklyn International Film Festival – THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE – June 5, 6th 2011
o Chicago International Film Festival – GIRL ON FIRE – Cineyouth selection – May 7, 2011
o National Film Festival for Talented Youth – GIRL ON FIRE – April 30, 2011
o New York International Independent Film Festival – LEFT BEHIND – NY 2011 and LA 2010 –
Staff Selections - Student Filmmaker to Watch.
o Seoul International Youth Film Festival – NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE – July 2009
o Westport Youth Film Festival – MELT/DERRITIMENTO – Summer 2009
o Scholastic Art and Writing Award – National Gold Medal/Video and Film- NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE June 4th 2009 – NY Regional Gold Key/Video and Film – April 7, 2009
o Young Arts – National Merit/Cinematic Arts - New York Regional Award – April 5, 2009
o Tribeca Film Festival - MELT/DERRITIMENTO – Our City My Story 2009 - May 1, 2009 –
Interviewed for NY Post online about being in the festival
o Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival – BROOKLYN IS EVERYTHING – December 4, 2008
o Coney Island Film Festival – BROOKLYN IS EVERYTHING – September 28. 2008
o HBO/Int’l Latino Film Festival – Youth Showcase - NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE – July 26, 2008
o BK4 Reel Contest/Brooklyn Independent Television/BCAT – BROOKLYN IS EVERYTHING –
1st Place Winner - March 5, 2008 (won an HD Camera and $200)