I am a writer and director of motion pictures – fiction and nonfiction. I began my career in television and documentary at KRON TV in San Francisco, while doing independent docs on subjects that TV is too tame to cover. My independent, award-winning video, Adam Abdul Hakeem: One Who Survived, an expose of corrupt, drug-dealing police officers in New York's South Bronx, continues to be shown around the world.
I switched gears and began writing and directing fiction films, using the DIY approach. My most recent films are dark comedies, still dealing with themes of corruption and redemption, only in fiction form. My work has screened around the world, including the Berlin Film Festival and Chicago Underground.
In 2005 I founded Cineastas de Granada, a free-of-charge video production program for teenage girls in Granada, Nicaragua.
I now split my time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Granada, Nicaragua.
My latest screenplay, The Botanist, won the screenplay competition at Spirit Quest and Women's Independent film festivals.
San Francisco State University