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BLACK STRINGS

Director 

(Post-Production)

The Black String Triage Ensemble, an all-African American string orchestra in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, performs on the scene in the immediate aftermath of incidents of gun violence, altering the notion of “first responders.” In a city with such a troubled relationship with violence, can this ensemble transform the traumatized public space into a place of recovery, healing and hope? 

Recipient | 2022 HOMEGROWN: Future Visions Grant - Firelight Media, PBS & The Center of Asian American Media (CAAM) 

Recipient | 2020 & 2021 Brico Forward Fund - Milwaukee Film

Recipient | 2021 New Voices Fellowship - Marquette University & No Studios

Support | 2021 Sony x VC Mentorship Program - Video Consortium & Sony

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Director

(2021) 

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Highlighting both the joys and trials of growing up Black in the Midwest, three Black Milwaukee residents confront & reconcile the unrequited love between them and their city. Exclusively streaming on The Criterion Channel. 

 

WINNER | FLICKERS' INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN FIRST PRIZE Jury Award - 2021 Rhode Island International Film Festival

 

HONORABLE MENTION - 2021 Roxbury International Film Festival

 

Official Selection - 2021 New York City Independent Film Festival

 

WINNER | Cream City Cinema Jury Award - 2021 Milwaukee Film Fest

 

Official Selection - 2021 Indy Film Fest

 

HONORABLE MENTION - 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival

 

Official Selection - 2021 BET Black Film Friday

 

Official Selection - 2021 Nō Boundaries Emerging Filmmaker Series

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Director

(2020)

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"Blindspot" is a brief glimpse through the life of Granny Lue. A woman of faith, fearlessness and fierce energy. She never allowed her disability to dictate her ability to live. Available to watch as a part of the Urban Indie Film Block on AspireTV. 

Best Director - 2021 Milwaukee International Film Festival

Official Selection - 2020 Rolling Ideas Film Festival

 

Official Selection - 2020 Visions of the Black Experience

 

Official Selection - 2020 CUFF.Docs Film Festival

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Associate Producer

(2019)

A personal retelling of the life and death of Latasha Harlins, the forgotten spark igniting the Los Angeles uprising of 1992, popularly known as the LA riots. Exclusively on Kanopy

WINNER - Silver Medalist, Student Academy Award Best Documentary Film

WINNER - 2020 Best Doc Fine Cut Festival of Films

Official Selection - 2020 BronzeLens Film Festival

Official Selection - Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase