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EDUCATION

2017-2021: School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)      

                     BFA in Studio Art with emphases in Film/Video & Comics

EMPLOYMENT

2023203              1st Assistant Director for Senior Lifestyle commercial (dir. Mason & Tabitha McDonald).

2023203              Production Designer of Catching Glass Butterflies (dir. Zachary Klozik).

2022                        Producer and Casting Director of short film, Honeybun (dir. Alex Tammaru).

2022                        Directed The Friendly Neighbor (writ. Chris Fazio). 

2022-Present        Showroom Assistant for Yumi Katsura (NYBFW and Chicago National Bridal Market).

2021-2022             Producer and Casting director of Self Love Media Productions' web series, Delusional (created by

                                Aaliyah Stephen, in post-production).

2021                       1st Assistant director and Casting director of Ave Fenix Picture Studios' feature film, Where Sweet Dreams Die                                                  (dir. Mirza Esho, in post-production).

2021                       Art director (assisting PD, Mari Xiao) of Htet’s music video for Attraction (dir. Moon Pyinyar, 2021).

2020-Present        Writing, directing and Producing pilot, Utopia of series "Starseed + Her Psychic Warriors" (in production). 

2020                       Producer and Casting director of Paternal Synonym (dir. Looloo Xiao, in post-production).

2019-2021             Wrote, directed and produced short film, Flight Risk (dir. Sophia Pierre, 2021).­

2019                       Sound mixer and Boom Operator on Yoo Hyun Choe's 2019 short films: Enchanted Roses and Leaving in Waves.  

2019                       Experimental short film, Forgive Us, Sister­ (dir. Sophia Pierre, 2019).   

2019-2020             Internship at Vaudezilla Inc.

 

COMPUTER PROGRAM PROFICIENCIES

 

Adobe Illustrator                Adobe InDesign                Adobe Photoshop                Adobe Premiere                Google Workspace

EXHIBITIONS

270 Forest Edge Court, Burr Ridge, IL. Art House Show, 2021.

RHE Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL. Indigeneity, 2020.

Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY. Waiting Room, 2019.

The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL. SAIC ArtBash, 2018.

Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL. SAIC Summer Early College Program Exhibit, 2016.

MEMBERSHIPS

2022                          Featured artist in the creative network, BLKHAPPY 

2019-2021               Ally member of NAISA (Native American and Indigenous Student Association)

2020                         Co-curator of the SAIC Decolonization Week: Film Festival  

 

AWARDS

Fiscal Sponsorship of "UTOPIA" by Full Spectrum Features, 2020-Present

Best Student Director award for "Flight Risk," Vienna Indie Short Film Festival, Jan. 2022.

Student Film Winner, "Flight Risk," Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival, Dec. 2021.

Best Student Film Semi-finalist, "Flight Risk," Lonely Wolf International Film Festival, Dec. 2021. 

Best Student Film Award of Excellence for "Flight Risk," New York Tri-State International Film Festival, Nov. 2021.

Best Student Short Film awarded to "Flight Risk," Paradise International Film Festival, Nov. 2021.

Best Short Drama awarded to "Flight Risk," Medusa Film Festival, Oct. 2021. 

Honourable Mention for "Flight Risk" in the Best Student Film Festival, Roma Short Film Festival, Sept. 2021. 

Merit Scholarship, SAIC, 2017-2021

Advanced Placement Psychology Award, Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School, 2017.

French Language Certificate, Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School, 2017.

Regional Arts Program Visual Arts Award, Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School, 2017.

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