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My experience is diverse – I am a native New Yorker living in California. I travelled to Cuba, Suriname, Holland, Canada and Australia amongst other places. While acquiring my BFA in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, I received the Warner Bros. Post Production Award for the completion of my thesis film. Two of my films screened at the Kennedy Center/Smithsonian Institution and internationally. I worked on Law & Order: SVU, Big Brother, Saturday Night Live, HBO, Hype Williams’ music videos and Spike Lee’s commercials. Becoming a Disney*ABC Television Writing Fellow drew me to Los Angeles. I also wrote and produced a one-act play for the NYU New Writers Showcase at the Friars of Beverly Hills. I was also featured on the Style Network show “Dress My Nest” because of my love of the color orange and received a $10,000 home makeover.  As a personality, I am seeking television hostess and commercial work. I produce the LAaLALand Alert!!! list of things to do in LA for $10 or less.


British Airways awarded me the Face of Opportunity Grant that fostered face-to-face meetings with colleagues around the world. Over that month, I travelled to London, Manchester, Leeds, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Sydney and connected with filmmakers, film commissioners, writers, television and theatre companies to learn about their respective markets. It was a life-changing experience that included couchsurfing and lots of networking. During that voyage I realized what an adventurous explorer and survivor I am. Though I’ve worked on many other people’s shows I am still focused on my career goals of becoming a world-renowned indie filmmaker who bridges cultures together. Hosting travel shows will utilize my great personality while engaging the masses to learn more about each other.


I have studied capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dance while loving Brazilian music from thought provoking artists like Seu Jorge and Chico Science and Nacao Zumbi. Brazilian films inspired me to pursue this craft – some of my favorites are “Black Orpheous” and “City of God” because of the many woven messages integrated into the storylines. I recently saw a great film from the northern region of Recife called “Neighboring Sounds” and thought it was amazing. Some viewers at the LA Film Festival were disappointed that it wasn’t another song and dance film but I found it more thought provoking because it documented the ethnic and class diversity in a Recife neighborhood. While dance and music are part of the Brazilian culture, I am most interested in documenting normal day to day activities and off the beaten path situations in preparation for Rio’s famed Carnival. 

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