I aim to create stories that bridge the gap between communities. I try to connect communities that are often separated by a pre-formed bias.
I aim to combat the overuse of violence in mainstream media. I believe the overuse of violence is creating a culture where we desensitize and lack empathy.
I believe you can create your own work with people who share your passion. Let's create together.
When I was three years old, I began dancing around the living room in my mother's high heels after watching Singin' in the Rain'. Obviously a terrible tap dancer, my Mom decided to sign me up for ballet classes.
There I discovered my love for performing and how to artistically express myself using my body. After I learned every line in the Kindergarten play, I knew acting was really my passion.
I moved to New York City in 2013 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. After two years of hard work, eight short films, and countless scripts, I missed acting and knew I needed to commit to that, throwing myself into it fully.
So, that summer, I completed Atlantic Theater Company's Six-Week Summer Intensive and couldn't help but stay on for their 2.5 Year Full-Time Acting Conservatory.
In December 2017, I graduated from Atlantic and immediately began work on Nun Habits.
On April 30, 2018, I wrapped production on my original series Nun Habits. The goal of this series is to normalize being a queer Catholic. This story is very close to my heart, I grew up Catholic and watched a lot of my friends go through this struggle. On May 19, 2019 I'll be taking Nun Habits to its world premiere at Pilot Light TV Festival.
While working on Nun Habits I formed an independent film production company Soul Series Productions. The mission of Soul Series is to bring communities together through diverse storytelling.
Through Soul Series, I was hired as the Line Producer and UPM for Cheer Up Charlie, a new web series that touches on many issues from physical and mental illness to living in NYC and trying to make ends meet. Cheer Up, Charlie will receive its world premiere at the end of May.
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