After being immersed in academia for 10+ years, I could no longer resist the drive to feed my creative spirit, so in 2019, I took the leap into an artist’s life as a full-time documentarian and media artist.
Since then, I’ve completed my first feature, the smallest steps (2022), finished multiple short documentaries and screened at film festivals including Eve Film Festival, Digi60, Toronto Indie Night, and One World Film Festival. I’m an alumni of the DOC Institute’s Short Film Lab, the National Film Board’s New Identities: Canada-Israel Co-production program, and the Arts Network Ottawa’s Mentorship Program. I’ve been a juror for film competitions, including the Ontario International Film Festival (2021) and I’ve won several grants: Ontario Arts Council Media Artists Creation Project (2022), City of Ottawa Creation and Production Fund (2021), Canada Council Explore and Create Grant (2020), and Roy W. Dean Summer Grant (2020 Finalist).
I am passionate about exploring the textures of humanity* through my work, which often involves themes of identity, power, and interconnectedness. I focus on everyday people, and their diverse viewpoints, particularly those of women-identifying folks. My ultimate goal with any project is to foster compassion and community building by reconnecting viewers with their inner selves and with each other.
When I’m not creating, you can find me quietly exploring nature, loudly discussing complex topics over beers with friends, or performing bizarre and grotesque creatures with a Dungeons and Dragons improv troupe!
Textures of humanity: the varying and often contradicting properties of character, experience, and emotion that comprise our identity as individuals and as a species