I’m a filmmaker and cinematographer based between New York City and Paris. I graduated from Columbia University’s film M.F.A. program in 2018 with a concentration in directing.
My most recent work as a director – “Who Built the Cage?” – premiered at the Regensburg Short Film Week in March 2020. In 2019, I was cinematographer for the feature film “Alive in Moscow” (dir. Grigore Bechet, expected 2021). I have worked in a dozen countries across four continents, and projects I have shot have played in film and contemporary art festivals in Brazil, Germany, and the United States.
I also worked as an assistant director and camera operator for the feature-length documentaries “Birds of America” (dir. Jacques Loeuille, prod. Météores Films) and “Pas de deux” (dir. Elie Aufseesser, prod. Toïtoï), as well as the television feature “Hôpital, attention : fragile” (dir. Thierry Kübler, prod. Zadig Productions). I have also helped produce several short films.
During my time at Columbia, I received creative instruction from Bette Gordon, June Stein, and numerous other award-winning artists. I studied under Thomas Elsaesser, Richard Peña, and Nico Baumbach, and assisted the latter two with undergraduate instruction for their Cinema History 1990 to Today and Documentary Tradition courses, respectively. I also spent two summers at Paris’s Femis in intensive producing and cinematography workshops.
I grew up between a small town in Minnesota and Paris and speak fluent English and French. I graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in 2011 and have been based primarily in New York City since 2013. In addition to film, I have worked in the technology sector and helped co-found two startups: one focused on reducing restaurant food waste, and another bringing low-cost location and health monitoring to people with Alzheimer’s disease.