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.
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