My new feature film, Seaside, a female-driven revenge thriller, which I shot in my home state of Oregon, just won a feature film jury award at the Klamath Independent Film Festival. With an all Oregon crew and a cast of New York and Portland actors, including Tony Nominee Ariana DeBose (The Donna Summer Musical, Hamilton, A Bronx Tale), Matt Shingledecker (Wicked, Rent), Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins, War Paint) and Sharon Washington (The Scottboro Boys, Michael Clayton), we shot in Portland and at the visually stunning Oregon Coast. To see more about the film, find us on instagram and Facebook @seasidemovie.
As a photographer, I recently participated in a group show, Center Forward, at the Center for Fine Art Photography, in Fort Collins, CO, with a photograph from a new series about the Fire Island Meat Rack, a small forest between the two towns of Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines where men have sought sexual, emotional, and physical connection for at least 70 years.
Last year, I created a short video, American Journeys, American Dreams, for New York educational non-profit, Prep for Prep, about three immigrant families whose children are achieving great success in the program. The video aired at Prep’s annual fundraiser, the Lilac Ball, in June.
My recent short film, How to Make it to the Promised Land, about a girl who has to play a Holocaust role-play game at summer camp, starring Marlane Barnes (Twilight, Sons of Anarchy, Masters of Sex) and Noah Harpster (Transparent). Last year it was a finalist for the Boston Jewish Film Festival Short Film Competition and earlier was featured as the daily short pick on the website, Film Shortage. Previously it premiered on Short of the Week and was short of the month for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.