MOVIES AND PRODUCTIONS
The First Day. Contemporary Ballet by Patrick Leonard. Co- Producer/ Director. In Pre-Production
Soul Dog. Feature Documentary. Director, Producer, Writer. In Post- production
Element Film Festival. Producer. October 2009
Wilson and Ditch Webisodes, a Jim Henson Production. Director/Photographer. August 2009.
Go To College MT.com PSA and web content Director, Producer. July 2009
IndepenDANCE Community Dance Project Video. Director, Producer, Editor. July 2009
IndepenDANCE Community Dance Project Performance Co-producer, Choreographer, Dancer. December 2008 – June 2009
Frog, Chemical Water, You. Short. Director, Producer, Writer. November 2008. Commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution for exhibit at the National Zoo. Winner 09 College Television Award- Outstanding Children's program. Winner 09 International Wildlife Film Festival- Best Newcomer, honorable mention for narration, education, scientific content and conservation. Winner 09 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Best Non-broadcast program, finalist best Children's program. Winner 09 HATCHfest hybridlife award for conservation. Finalist 09 KidsFirst! National film festival. Official Selection 09 American Conservation Film Festival.
Dancing Atoms. Sound Mixer. December 2008.
Rocket Scientists. For The National Science Foundation. Camera operator. December 2008.
Ceiba. Sound Mixer, Field Producer. November 2008. A movie about Mayan culture and wildlife for the Belize National Institute of Archaelogy.
White Wings Over Montana. Editor. May 2007. Winner 07 CINE- best amateur.
Montana PBS video editor, sound mixer and studio camera operator March 2007 – May 2009.
Breaking Boundaries, the Sondra Van Ert Story. Short. Producer, Director, Writer. December 2006. Winner National 07/08 Lunafest film festival (Toured 120 international cities) and official selection of 2007 Scene First Student film festival.
Lemonade. PA, Grip. June 2007
Food for Thought. Director. May 2007
Bozeman Alpaca Traders. Director. December 2006
The Effects of Alcohol on Hyperthermia. Editor. December 2006
The line. Editor. May 2007
Fractals. Camera Operator. November 2006
Madison Valley Pine Beetles. Cinematographer. March 2007
Nowhere to Roam. Sound. March 2007
Aura; Inspiration; Eclipse; The
Wind. Director/Editor/Cinematographer. 2006 – 2007
HATCHfest Girls for Change panelist. October 2009
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Next Gen panelist. October 2009
The Learning Circle Montessori Elementary School. June 2009
International Wildlife Film Festival. Wilma Theater. 1,0000 school kids May 2009
Montana State University Bozeman, MT. August 2006 - current. MFA candidate in Science and Natural History Filmmaking
• Profiled on MSU's homepage http://www.montana.edu/cpa/media/meetourminds/index.html
• Michael Brinkman Scholarship recipient
• Turner Foundation Scholarship recipient
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM. August 1993 - May 1997
• May 1997 BS Biology Cum Laude
• Minor Professional Writing
• Magna Cum Laude in General Honors (24 credit interdisciplinary humanities program)
• Presidential Scholar. Full academic scholarship
• Additional 2D and 3D Fine Arts Coursework
• Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Montana State University Graduate teaching assistant. 01/2009 – current. SFP 102 Film Production, SFP 400Advanced Commercial Production, and SFP 222 Cinema and theatrical lighting.
MSU Graduate research assistant. 01 – 05/2008. Media equipment technician. 08/2006 – 05/2007
Ireland National Snowboard Team Elite athlete. 01/2001– 04/2006
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Campaigner, fundraiser. 05/2003 – 11/2004
State of Montana. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Seasonal fisheries technician. 04 – 09/2004
US Forest Service Seasonal fisheries technician and crew leader. 06 – 11/2002 and 2003
Squaw Valley USA Snowboard team manager and coach. 11 – 05/ 2000, 2001, 2002
TimeLogic, Inc Contract Technical writer/ editor. 12/1999 – 05/2000
Los Alamos National Labs Environmental Restoration Project Technical writer/editor. 03 –12/ 1999
Museum of Southwestern Biology and Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Biological technician and curator's assistant. 05/1995 – 03/ 1999
Laboroatory of Prof R. Miller Laboratory Assistant. 09/1995 – 03/ 1996
The Darwin Station, Galápagos Islands Research Assistant. 05– 08/1995
ETC: Conversant in French and Spanish.
|03/10/09: Grace wins Student Emmy|
|Frog, Chemical, Water, You won the 2009 College Television Award for best Children's program!|
I'm headed to Hollywood next week to walk the red carpet!
This is such an honor, thanks to 'The Academy' for giving me this award!
Click on the image to learn more about the CTA awards
|12/23/08: US Snowboarding|
|click on the above article to read about recent results for the US snowboard team and Steve Persons, my hubby extraordinaire.|
|12/20/08: THE CURE LA 12:08 Dream the concert of a lifetime|
|In the above photo at the Troubadour, you can see me in the black tank far stage right (in the lamp glow of Robert's crotch lol!)|
click on it to read my review of the show of a lifetime (plus there's more photos)
|11/04/08: Frog, Chemical, Water, You!|
|A year ago, The Smithsonian Institution commissioned me to make a short video for exhibit at the National Zoo in DC. The topic; a kids video on amphibian declines and environmental contaminants. Whew! Heavy Duty.|
Somehow my fabulous crew and I turned what could be a very depressing topic into a fun and informative movie.
I've entered it in some really big festivals including AFI, SXSW, Aspen Shortsfest, Silverdocs, Telluride Mountain film and others. Lets hope for the best!
|08/20/08: Montana State Universtiy: Meet Our Minds|
|I'm honored to have been one of six students selected to represent MSU on the Meet Our Minds Site.|
If you go to the above link, click on the lower right golden colored box called achievement, click on Student Achievement and then the far left image "film" (of me) you can read, listen and even watch one of my movies. If you click on the face for "nutrition" you can watch another video I did about local food issues.