I love to mix the mundane with extraordinary. Drawing inspiration from daily life, I search for meaning by placing rather ordinary characters in extravagant situations, allowing them to reveal their hearts and horrors in their struggles..
I work creatively in the worlds of film, media and print. My films include the Eisner award-winning Morning Coffee (co-created with Wendy Barnett), the Kafka-esque From the Office, and the creepy tale of a doomed starlet, OLLYWOO, which was invited to the Locarno Film Festival. I produced the award-winning short film, Apartment 206, an ingenious take on two ghosts trapped in limbo (Best Short Film, San Diego Film Festival, among many other honors). My feature screenplay, Ashes to Ashes, was a finalist at the International Horror and Sci-Fi and semi-finalist in the Zoetrope and Austin Screenplay competitions.
A graduate of UC Berkeley and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, I have been honored with several production awards, including the Lew and Edie Wasserman Film Production Award.
Always game for high- or low-brow experiences, you'll find me observing Angelinos in their native California habitat, trundling the coastal bike path and hunting for ideas (whether they are in season or not).
Dragon*Con: Best Fantasy, Best Screenplay (Bottles)
Small & Creepy Film Festival: Caroline Thompson Screenwriting Award, Steve Nicolaides Producing Award (Bottles)
Columbia Gorge Film Festival: Audience Acclaim Award (Bottles)
WordFest Houston: Gold Remi Award (Bottles)
Eerie Horror Film Festival (Best Actress)
University of California-Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
University of California, Los Angeles School of Film, Theater, and Television (Los Angeles, CA)