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 producing several documentaries helmed by W. Kamau Bell. Here are a few examples of my past work:
1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed
The HBO Original documentary feature 1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed chronicles the joys and struggles of multiracial and multiethnic kids growing up in the Bay Area. The film premiered at DOC NYC Selects and was an official selection of the 2023 San Francisco International Film Festival.
We Need To Talk About Cosby
This Peabody Award-winning Showtime 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. The series premiered at Sundance, was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and won a Gotham Independent Film Award, a Cinema Eye Honors Award, a Hollywood Critics Association Award, and a Critics’ Choice Real TV Award, among others.
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.