The camera is my scene partner...or my worst enemy, or most often times a fly on the wall when I create. My vision in filmmaking choreographs the camera physically or metaphorically into each scene.
What started out as my college thesis statement - Can you weave the worlds of dance and cinematography with a concentration on non-verbal storytelling? - became my passion. Like the camera lens, my viewpoint in film has evolved and expanded from covering dance into the magical world of dialogue and short form storytelling.
Often times, growing up on TV and film, I constantly saw non-white actors of color play stereotypical and/or two-dimensional roles, when in my non-white life, they were bursting with complexities. They were romantic, tender, vivacious and heroic. I want to tell that side of the story, the side that is often mischaracterized, misjudged and misunderstood. I want to highlight the people of my world and share their stories authentically.
I want to show you who and what I'm proud of.