august 2016

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Most important news: my sketch ensemble WOCA has a slot at UCB! Every third Monday of the month at 10pm! This is very exciting! Since I founded the group and incubated these performers and writers through One Axe and the WCCW, we’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this. Our first show on August 15 had a very warm reception! We’ve got a regular slot there for the next 6 months, and I can’t wait to see what we come up with for our future shows.

More August happenings:

  • Shot a medical conference in Marina Del Ray
  • Assisting Oriana Koren with more NY Times portrait shoots
  • Weddings and bar mitzvahs
  • Editing a couple of music videos… stay tuned!

june 2016

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Took this photo as promotion for “The Art of Golden Repair,” directed by Meghan Hartmann at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Group self-portraiture – it’s an art in itself!

Being in this play was such a treat. Other happenings this month:

  • Finished “Young Food Forests” for Imaginese Productions
  • Directed several short plays for the 5th Annual Playwrights Onstage play reading at Samuel French
  • Shot the UCLA Film Showcase, for Writers and Directors – I got a real kick out of this one! So many unique scripts and short films!
  • Shot a bizarre set of sketches for Jessica Dyer – can’t wait to see how they turn out
  • Shot a concept video for Pili Valdes’ (f)art project and SO EXCITED to share this with you after we share this with investors!
  • Organized more WOCA shows at WCCW! Storytelling and standup!

april 2016

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The video for Tim Heidecker’s “Work From Home” has been released! I was the Assistant Director on this shoot. As you can see, it was all one shot – putting it all together was like magic! So glad I got to work with Austin Kearns (director), Brandon Kapelow (DP), Jennifer Goodridge (producer), and the production teams of Whitelist and JASH.

More in the works:

  • Putting together a music video for LA/OC prog-rock band Media Jeweler;
  • Putting the finishing touches on the Bresee Center’s Food Deserts short documentary, which will premiere in May;
  • Directing a music video for the Amanda Castro Band in May;
  • Directing another sketch/storytelling night at the Women’s Center for Creative Work for Women of Color Anonymous (formerly Women of Color in Comedy LA) in June;
  • Performing in “The Art of Golden Repair” at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June!

march 2016

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Finally put on the Women of Color in Comedy showcase at the Women’s Center for Creative Work, produced by One Axe Plays! I am so glad that I gathered this ensemble of women and got a chance to direct them in their hilarious & heart-rending short-form comedic plays. Needless to say, there will be many more to come!

Also:

  • working as an AD on yet-to-be-named projects!
  • much wailing and gnashing of the teeth over my play scripts and screenplays!

Things are cooking, folks!

december 2015

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  • wrote and directed a short film for JFS!
  • worked on a few sets, contributing to GREAT projects! can’t wait to reveal more about them!
  • participated in the one axe plays armory residency in pasadena – a fantastic week of collaborative theatre with other female writers, directors and actors!
  • making wonderful new connections and planning future creative collaborations!