As a writer, producer, and consultant I work with collaborators to tell smart, funny stories about the worlds we inhabit. I’m particularly skilled at helping teams attend to the content’s anti-oppression mission and think through how aesthetic choices impact that mission. I also care deeply about process. How we make work is just as important as what gets made.
I’m currently working on several TV docu-series helmed by W. Kamau Bell and several independent films written and directed by Khai Thu Nguyen. Here are a few examples of my work.
We Need To Talk About Cosby
Premiering at Sundance on 1/22 and on SHOWTIME on 1/30, this four-part docu-series offers an in-depth analysis of the life and crimes of Bill Cosby and what they have to teach us about rape culture, white supremacy, and capitalism.
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell
This Emmy-winning CNN docu-series follows socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across America to understand the unique challenges they face.
Alexa and May
Script Consultant and Assistant Director
Developed from documentary videos of filmmaker Khai Thu Nguyen’s mother, “Alexa and May” is a narrative short that follows the activities of a widowed grandmother who goes to the San Francisco Bay Area to help out with her daughter’s busy family. May is left to her own devices during the day and tries to befriend the resident digital voice assistant. Winner of Best Experimental Short Film 2018 at The World’s International Film Festival.
The Van Life
Creator, Producer, Co-Writer, Actor
The “van life” promises freedom from the daily grind, but is it just man-children running away from the real world? In this smart comedy, two feminist grad students — Georgie, a hyper-competent straight white anthropologist, and Nicole, a queer half-Iranian Muslim sociologist — infiltrate a group of obsessed VW vanagon-owners.