Producing | Writing | Editing
A Selection of Favorites
Blog Writer: applying storytelling concepts to foster personal development and spiritual growth.
Story Producer for Robot Heart Stories (Lyka’s Adventure)
I was Story Producer on the initial prototype of an experiential-education, multi-platform IP that involved an alien robot-scientist crash-landing on Earth, a plush toy with a sensor, in-person activities in classrooms + public workshops, a photography team, execution in both French and English, and creative teams distributed across 3 continents.
Writer | Curriculum Designer on multimedia project produced, in part, with ITVS, Wish For The Future by Reboot Stories.
National Wellness Conference Breakout Session Presenter, Taking It All In Without Taking It All On: Use Your Story To Find Clarity & Keep Focus.
I created and delivered a 75-minute audiovisual presentation + group activity with worksheets to 50 audience members about bringing awareness to the stories they might have running on “auto-pilot,” why this automatic thinking might be tripping them up, and how to re-frame their stories to serve them better.
Link to PDF worksheet is here.
Producer of short film by Jentri Quinn Chancey, Visible Noise
Have you wrestled with addiction? Do you know someone who currently is? Being on either side is painful.
This short film was created to open the doors of communication about addiction and its effects. It shows how one woman grieves the loss of her ex-love after he loses his battle with drugs.
Story Consultant on feature documentary by Robyn Symon, Behind the Blue Veil.
“If nothing is done, we will simply disappear,” says 33 year-old Mamatal Ag Dahmane, son of a Tuareg Chief, as he arrives at his family’s camp three camel-days’ journey from Timbuktu in Mali, Africa. The nomadic Tuareg, known as the “blue people of the Sahara” because of the indigo robes worn by the men, have lived in the Sahara more than 2,000 years as expert herdsmen and warriors.
In Mali’s capitol, Bamako, Mamatal is working as a music promoter to keep his Tuareg culture alive but his heart is in the desert with his family and a school he started, though recently they’ve had to turn children away, because there’s not enough food and water for them.
The Tuareg are beset by severe drought, desertification, extreme poverty, lack of medical care and education. Government massacres and rebellions since Mali gained its independence from France more than 50 years ago have also diminished them. And, a new threat has emerged from drug smugglers and Al Qaeda militants arriving in their territory.
Mamatal believes the only way the Tuareg can survive is if they learn to advocate for themselves through education while bringing global attention to their plight.
In an old Jeep, he sets off on a journey across the desert seeking help for his people: a modern day noble warrior.
Writer of 1,000-word blog post about coffee-roasting and flavor profiles.
You love a good cuppa’ Joe, but how do you describe what you like best? Arabica beans, or robusta beans? Wet-processed, or Natural? Light roast, or Italian roast? I guide you through these terms and their meanings in this blog article.
Developmental Editor for 90,000-word literary | historical fiction manuscript, The Color of Safety, by author Sakki Selznick.
Over two months, I worked with Sakki to trim her manuscript by 25,000 words in order to meet the requirements of an agent considering the work for representation.
Producing Consultant on short film, The Sand Box, by Jennifer Kramer.
A 10-year-old boy struggles to reconnect with his father who is still haunted by his tour of duty in Iraq.
I consulted on outreach strategy and writing copy for grant proposals, fundraising activities, and the project’s social media streams.
Creative Producer of independent feature film and transmedia projects budgeted up to $3M.
Developed scripts, budgets, business plans. Developed press kits, websites, social media streams, outreach + distribution strategies, and grants proposals. Raised equity financing. Hired cast + crew. Concepted storyworld content across platforms.