Connection in Story. Progress built on Artistry. 

 

Me, in one frame

I know I get goosebumps at the movies. I know images onscreen have power well beyond the theater walls. I know performance in a packed house engenders poignant human connection. It’s electric. It’s palpable. Artistic expression nurtures human reciprocity, always unique and surprisingly beautiful. This connection—a shared humanity—grows from our shared stories. Although I don’t know exactly where my path will lead, I’m certain my passion lies in storytelling. I am continuing to discover how to apply my passion as a broad and essential foundation for empathy, innovation, teaching, and learning.

I'm currently a student at Stanford University. Beyond filmmaking, my studies include political science, art history, and creative writing. While I aspire to direct and create, I am refining my skills to apply the power of narrative to a breadth of fields. To direct a film is to lead a team. To tell a story is to synthesize, analyze, interpret, and produce. To be an artist is to engage in a thorough and unique exploration not only of what it means to be human, but also how we might improve. 

 
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What I'm Reading 

  • 100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Journey to the East, by Hermann Hesse

  • On Writing Well, by William Zinsser

  • The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video, by Tom Schroeppel

  • The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World, by Scott Hartley