Queer, trans filmmaker from the south, and MFA graduate in Film Production from the University of New Orleans, with extensive experience both on set and in post-production, having worked on over 20 films. I have released several short films that she wrote, directed, and edited, including: 7 Stages of the Closet (2013), Enough for Love (2014), and If Not Now (2015). My work focuses on queer characters, experiences, and stories. When not working, I live in Logan Square in Chicago, where I read and try to calculate just how much coffee is safe to drink per day.
If Not Now
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Sound department After moving to the city of New Orleans, Katie finds it difficult to fit in to the local lesbian community. As she's considering leaving, she meets Talon, a person who identifies as genderqueer, who teaches Katie that life isn't about fitting into a label, but about making a label that fits yourself.
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Sound department While battling a crippling case of agoraphobia, Joseph Honeycutt, Jr. develops a crush on his neighbor, Annie Golden. After she invites him to dinner at her house, Joe has to overcome his fear in order to give love a chance.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Sound department The facade of a suburban family bliss crumbles when Rose, a young, coquettish free-spirit, discovers the limit of friendly flirtation with an unscrupulous middle-aged lawyer.
The Maze Runner
Film (Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Editorial department Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space (patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'). They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive. Written by KelseyJ/edited by statmanjeff
7 Stages of the Closet
Film (Short and Drama) Producer What is the price we pay for hiding ourselves? What do we lose by revealing ourselves? Most importantly, what is the reward for being honest with ourselves? 7 Stages of the Closet explores these questions using the visual language of abstract cinema. A film in 7 movements, all grappling with the final point of each of those questions: Is it worth it to reveal ourselves? Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Sound department A lovesick, young gaffer finally gets his chance to kiss the girl of his dreams, but this leading lady isn't everything she seems to be.
A Matter of Time
Film (Short, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Sound department Journey back to the 1950s as Jed Hawthorne and his wife Mary struggle to defend their farm from time-traveling animal thieves.
Film (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Sound department A post-apocalyptic action film about a man who must chase down a woman to retrieve the one thing that will ensure his survival.
Best Sound Design, Down to the Last; University of New Orleans Film Festival
University of New Orleans