Catwings 5: Jane Not on Her Own (2018)
In 2017, I started using my iPhone to make (and Instagram to share) small stop-motion films inspired by some of my favorite writers. The tiny film above was made as a tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin after her passing in January 2018. Le Guin was a prolific, generous thinker, whose work spanned genres and generations. In one of her most recent collections, "No Time to Spare," she wrote a wonderful essay about the letters that she received from children. I was moved by the idea that people (kids) were writing sequels to her Catwings series, which Le Guin then shared on her website. My daughter and I came up with this idea: Catwings 5: Jane Not on Her Own.
Running time: 19 seconds
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Small Hours (2018)
Currently in post-production, this short documentary is a portrait of Paris shot in the early morning, between 3-5am. Accompanied by an insightful cab driver who has worked the night shift for several years, viewers are taken on a journey through a ghost town of sorts, visiting the shadowy monuments, deserted streets, and slower r along the way.
Runnning time: TBD
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Shot on my iPhone over the month of October 2017 and edited in iMovie, this short is a reflection on technology, surveillance, and urban soundscapes in contemporary America.
Running time: 5 minutes 20 seconds
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Buggin' Out (2010)
In 2010, bed bug hysteria swept the country. Buggin' Out chronicles the epidemic from the eye of the storm, following filmmaker Jamie Berthe as she comes to grips with her own infestation and embarks upon a quest for answers about one of Mother Nature’s most formidable and resilient foes.
Running time: 20 minutes 30 seconds
DOCS ON THE EDGE: New York, NY: May 2010
VISCULT, Joensuu, Finland: October 2010
SVA FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL, Montreal, Canada: November 2011