I’m an English major and Film & Media Studies minor, which has given me the opportunity to explore many different avenues of creative expression, which I hope to showcase here.
Scripts currently features the screenplays to three short films which I’ve written. The first, Unspoken Words, tells the story of a young man who tries to introduce his partner to his family in the midst of growing trouble. Fast Friends features a fast food worker meeting a homeless man and forming an unexpected bond. Fanciful Flights captures both the struggle and desire to hold together a romantic relationship, with a few classic rom-com tropes.
Fictional Works includes my other fictional writings, which consists of short stories, vignettes, and poetry. The first piece, “Eet,” is a short story centered around Regina Spektor’s song of the same name, giving insight into the complicated city lives of a number of people. “Love Yet Hate” is a short poem about the odd similarities between those emotions. A vignette, “The Details of Demons,” drops into a discussion between the devil and a demon about the best methods of torment and the intricacies of their deal. The last piece is an excerpt from a novella I’ve written, called “Two Sides,” where Jason stumbles upon a world of demons and helps them search for a powerful dagger.
Publications showcases work I’ve done for various organizations or as part of my coursework in college. Two important features in this section are the publications I write for: Her Campus and Odyssey Online. Her Campus gives female writers a space to express themselves, and I use it to channel my interest in entertainment, writing reviews for films, video games, and other media. Odyssey Online also offers an environment of open expression, where I focus on social and political issues, often relevant to entertainment media. This section also exhibits websites I created for various courses. Embracing Henry was a collaborative project that I led which sought to give scholarly consideration to a piece of virtual reality film. My scholarly work on the site mostly included attempting a film studies critique of VR. Interactive Digital Narratives was a course I took on videogames which allowed me to attempt scholarly analysis of the games I played, as well as create a meta-game, or a game reflecting on the culture of the gaming industry.
Videos shows my physical work within film, separate from just script writing. These works illustrate my ability to function in all parts of film, whether its acting, operating the camera, framing shots, or editing and cutting together the final piece. Blonde Hair, Blue Skies tells the story of a young man as he comes into a new place and falls in love. Follow the Leader shows a woman who falls prey to a mysterious presence. The Tell-Tale Heart recreates Edgar Allan Poe’s story with a man’s struggle to escape the violence he’s inflicted. The Laundry Thief parodies reality television, following a woman’s attempt to find out who has been stealing clothes.
In addition to my written and digital work, I’ve also participated backstage on numerous theatre productions, working jobs such as stage management, board operator, and crew chief.