Professionally, I am probably best known as an editor. I have crafted films that have been seen all over the world in major film festivals, television broadcasts, and theatrical release. These films have garnered numerous awards, including three Academy Award nominations.
I also work as a director, cinematographer, and story consultant.
Teaching has always been an important part of my practice. I've designed youth empowerment initiatives, co-created community resilience programs, and I'm a big believer in the power of participatory art-making.
I am captivated by the possibilities of expanded cinema and want to create projects that strengthen critical thinking skills, promote radical inclusivity, and bring people into dialogue across differences.
Because I grew up as a third culture kid, a Canadian-American of Grenadian descent, I have lived my whole life in translation between different value systems, languages, and ways of knowing. This has fundamentally shaped how I engage with the world and these influences are thoroughly infused in my work.
I have a background in cultural anthropology, critical social theory, and unconventional media-making from the idiosyncratic, beloved, life-changing school Hampshire College. I continued my journey in the Seattle film community, actively involved with 911 Media Arts Center, Reel Grrls, and Longhouse Media, while also doing international video work through University of Washington, and spearheading Breaking the Silence. Later, as a University Fellow in the Film and Media Arts program at Temple University, I had the incredible opportunity to deep dive into my creative process, exploring the relationship between media-making and the liberatory heritage of magical realism, unreliable narrators, experimental sound design, improvisational performance, and more. As a Visiting Artist in Residence at Bard College, I continue to expand my curiosities in dialogue with some of the most brilliant, creative young minds of tomorrow.
I fell down this rabbit hole a long time ago, and there aren't enough words to describe it all. The possibilities for play and discovery seem infinite.