As a documentary filmmaker, I’m fascinated by the way that real life often provides the most compelling stories. I find beauty in places others might not look, illuminating pressing social issues and the compelling lives of seemingly ordinary people. My most recent work was as co-producer of “We All Live Here.” This short film, about gentrification in North Philadelphia, can be found on my homepage and at the film’s website.
South Africa: Born Frees in Hip Hop
Produced, Reported, Shot & Edited as part of the TU South Africa Program –
This short documentary explores the artist’s perspective on what the Born Free generation means for South Africa through the profiles of several rappers in the Johannesburg scene.
Eastern State Penitentiary Synagogue
Written and Edited for WHYY –
Senior VP of Eastern State Penitentiary Sean Kelley discusses the restoration of the Alfred W. Fleisher Memorial Synagogue in the historic prison. The inclusion of a synagogue was unique to the Penitentiary in the early years of its operation, so in 2009 Eastern State restored the ruined space in order to preserve this important moment in Jewish American history.
Pokémon Regional Championship
Reported, Shot and Edited for The Temple News –
The Pennsylvania Convention Center hosted the Pokemon Autumn Regional Championships where thousands of Pokemon lovers alike flocked to trade cards and battle.
Produced, Reported, Shot, and Edited for Temple in Spain
I met Pablo one day while wandering around the city of Oviedo in the Spanish province of Asturias. As the only street performer in the pleasant, isolated capital city, he easily stuck out to me. This is his story.
Smart Stories: Gina Swindler & CRED
Produced and Directed for HonorsLounge.com –
While editor-in-chief of HonorsLounge.com, I founded a video crew for the site. This was the first of a series called Smart Stories, short documentaries on students in the Temple Honors Program who do outstanding things in the community.