CURRENT HOME: Los Angeles, CA
HOMETOWN: White Bear Lake, MN
CATS: Trillian & Peck
NEVER WITHOUT: A bold lip color
film producer, festival programmer, friendly podcaster
Hi! My name is
I’ve produced four feature films, one TV pilot and countless short form projects, including award winning festival shorts, webseries and music videos. My background in large scale event production enables me to be comfortable in fast-paced environments that require clear and constant communication with multiple stakeholders. I am equally adept at working with story, characterization, casting, and editing as I am pulling together a production team and overseeing budget, schedules, and logistics.
I have been a festival programmer for almost twenty years, with a focus on first time directors. I’ve been dedicated to growing an impressive roster of film and filmmaker discoveries. I was instrumental in programming the first works of filmmakers like Lynn Shelton, Sean Baker, Jeremy Saulnier, Hiro Murai, DANIELS, Bong Joon-ho, and Jon M. Chu. Programming provides me with a sharp eye at recognizing talent and identifying films that satisfy specific audiences and organizational missions.
I love the art and craft of filmmaking, with particular attention to underrepresented stories, characters and filmmakers. I have a vast career in development, production and film festival programming that speaks to that love, as well as a more recent background in podcasting that… well, quite literally speaks to that love.
I have over a decade of experience in tracking and sourcing material for feature films (pitches, scripts, outlines, intellectual property), working with filmmakers to hone screenplays, discovering new filmmaking talent, and fostering relationships with filmmakers and industry executives. I am familiar with and continually pursuing a wide range of media (longreads, novels, documentaries, international films, video games, music videos, comics) for content and new talent.
A podcast devoted to honoring and deconstructing classic cinema, co-hosted by four women with a deep appreciation for Hollywood’s golden age and a critical eye for the political, social and cultural influences of those times. I co-hosted with Kristen Lopez, Samantha Ellis and Kimberly Pierce.
A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. I co-host with comedian Ify Nwadiwe and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film, with weekly episodes of movie news, reviews and in-depth insight. A Maximum Fun production.
I've been a guest (sometimes repeatedly!) on the following podcasts: Switchblade Sisters, Screen Drafts, Crushed, Just Shoot It, The JV Club with Janet Varney, Movies (with Gravy), High and Mighty, A Film and A Movie, One Bad Mother, The Film Stage Show, Heat Rocks, Views from the Vista, Broccoli and Ice Cream, Pop Rocket, The Generation Splice, All the President's Minutes and many more!
A View of the World from Fifth Avenue (director Fiona Robert; festival release 2023)
The Last Time You Had Fun (director Mo Perkins, distributor Gravitas Ventures)
Lake Los Angeles (director Mike Ott, distributor Under the Milky Way)
No Light and No Land Anywhere (director Amber Sealey, executive producer Miranda July, distributor Factory 25)
FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING / EVENT PRODUCTION
SPIRIT AWARDS: Nominations Producer (2021-2024)
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Programming Associate (2017-2023)
DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS: Golden Globes Post Production (2010-2021)
THE WRAP: Director of Programming; Starz and Breakthrough Prize Foundation Film Competitions (2019-2020)
LA FILM FESTIVAL: Senior Programmer (2015-2018), Programmer (2009-2014); Head of Filmmaker Relations (2014-2018)
ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION: Sloan Film Summit Producer (2014, 2017)
SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Head, Narrative Feature Programming (2005-17); Festival Director (2007-09)
INDIECADE FESTIVAL OF GAMING: Festival Producer (2009-2016)
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